[REVIEW] Canteen San Francisco Restaurant Review (CLOSED)

Posted in Reviews, Restaurants on August 19, 2010 at 4:32 PM
[REVIEW] Canteen San Francisco Restaurant Review (CLOSED)
817 Sutter St
San Francisco
94109
(415) 928-8870
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American
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Dinner
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San Francisco/Napa: Part 4
 

Absolutely not what I had expected. For some reason, judging by the sparse website, I imagined a very upscale hotel style restaurant with seating for 50+ and well dressed servers. Ha! As we dropped off the rental car that morning on our way, I even called to tell them we would be 10 minutes late, in fear that they would give away our reservation. I was a bit embarrassed when we arrived to see that there are only about 4 tables, one of which was occupied. Clearly, a reservation was not necessary.

Our server was friendly and cheerful (despite the early hour). 

We started our meal with an order of brioche buns with preserves and butter. Best-brioche-ever. I could have eaten this all day. They were buttery and sweet on the outside, and soft and warm on the inside. We fought over the third bun on the plate of three. We also shared a side of thick cut bacon- good, but a bit overcooked for my liking. I had the french toast with peach and sweetened creme fraise. Four slices of toast fried super crisp and served in a pool of light peach syrup, similar to what you would find in a can of peaches. Somehow, the toast stayed crisp, and the combination was beautiful. He had the ricotta pancake with blueberries, a large baked (?) pancake, light as air, and melt in your mouth good. Not the typical flour based pancake. Another great choice and would return without question.


Brioche
 
 
Peach French toast
 
 
 
Ricotta Blueberry pancake

 

And here are some photos from our day on the town!

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

To be continued...

 

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