We love to try places that pals recommend and sometimes think the adventure of eating is trying something new without a lot of research into the “spot”. Recently my Pal Brad turned me on to a old local place that has a new Chef and concept meal that was worth checking out.
The Palace in San Francisco was known as a Steakhouse in the mission. Located on Mission and Caesar Chavez –I had driven by it for years but never really knew much about it or if it was even open.
It seems owner/chef Manny Torres Gimenez of the former Mr Pollo fame and his with Katerina decided a cool new slant with one thing only – a 5 course tasting menu with fresh quality ingredients, that offer the blended creativeness of its two owners.
While some of the professional food critics think its quirkiness is odd – I found it charming. I liked to simple and easy way they made creative food accessible. With little staff they carefully arrange the reservations to flow, can adapt to special feed issues with grace and they beam as the Chef comes to the table with each course letting you in on that nights secrete delights. Much has been posted on line from SFGate, SF.Eater.com & Seriouseats.com so find out more won’t be a hard sell.
The 5 course savory menu is $50 and well worth it. We left full, and satisfied while we also felt like we didn’t have to rush, could enjoy the time and our friends.
- 3047 Mission St
- San Francisco, CA 94110 b/t 26th St & Capp St in Mission
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- Phone number (415) 666-5218