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2227 Polk St., San Francisco, CA, USA

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kchong kchong
24 reviews
Feb 27, 2006
Italian/Seafood in Russian Hilli thought

that the food here deserved more than four stars, but the friend i was

with didn't like one dish, so it must not be a five star restuarant.

it's a small little italian seafood restaurant that serves both small

plates and regular entrees. (i've decided that i really like

small plate restaurants because you get to try more more dishes.)

because of its small size and really good food, i would have expected

it to be more crowded than it was. most likely it wasn't as busy

because of the weekdayness of our reservation. i actually went there on a saturday night, and it still wasn't that crowded. it wasn't empty; just not packed. the service is okay (i

thought the hostess was HORRIBLE! she didn't even show us to our

table! she just said "you can sit at that table right there" and

pointed. if our waitress wasn't so nice, i would've skimped out

on the tip =P) as is the ambience, but the food is great.

i would recommend every dish that we tried - oyster shooters with a

cool hint of cucumber, braised octopus salad with potatoes, celery, and

garlic-lemon vinaigrette, seared day boat scallops in a creamy sauce (the scallops were the best i have ever had!), swordfish rolls (these were just ok... a bit dry),

and a smoked platter of salmon, sturgeon, and another fish. the only

questionable dish was the squid-ink risotto which i really liked but my

friend did not enjoy (this was pretty good - not too cheesey like most risottos, which was nice).

(i liked this place so much i was almost tempted not to add that there

was a questionable dish, but i guess i must warn other non squid-ink

risotto fans.) we also had a main dish - sole - which was ok but nothing special.come eat here (and bring me along too, i still want to try the crab cakes). This

is also a good area to walk around before or afterwards (around Polk

and such in Russian Hill), so you can work off your meal =) [reviewed by me and my friend shinie]
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