Atmosphere is classic, rustic and
picturesque with authentic location on the wharf at Pier 47 on Al Scoma way
in San Francisco. Its a bit dated and dingy but what one would expect for
the setting. The right table can view the Golden Gate bridge while most have
views of the harbor and fishing boats. The restaurant is cosmopolitan -
crowded but comfortable - friendly and amiable and fitting for the tourist
location - slightly noisy and boisterous.
Atmosphere - 3.5/5
Food - The food is as fresh as it can be as they
receive the seafood right there on the premises from the boats as well as
suppliers. Classic authentic San Francisco seafood doesn't get any better
and the selection is as good as it gets including my favorite,
mouth-watering and succulent sand dabs, and equally enticing petrale, dore
sole and incredible and scare abalone. There is a seafood sampler that is to
die for with scampi, langostino's scallops and fresh fish, served on pasta
of choice. The garlic mashed on delicious as are the mixed vegetables which
if I like them, are likely overcooked for many. The fresh catch of the day
varies but is indeed the fresh catch of the day. It doesn't get any more
authentic or traditional.
Food - 4.5/5
Wine - Winelist is basic and local with enough
selections to complement the predominant seafood selection. You dont come
here for the wine - your come for the food. Prices are reasonable.
Wine - 3/5
Service was professional with white coated waiters who
look the part as if they've been there for twenty years and many have.
They're personable, casual and accommodating in providing the right
combination for your dining experience. There's
valet parking at the dock right at the door.
Service - 3.75/5
Overall - 14.75/20