Al's Place

Row 1

Details
1499 Valencia St (at 26th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 416-6136
New American
$ $
Hours
Wed–Thu, Sun: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • The tonarelli and sunchoke curry were standout hits. Close behind were the brassicas and turnips. Al's Place has beautiful presentation and ambitious selections of flavors. Expect big things coming.
  • Share the dishes family style and be sure to get the pickled fries
  • Great atmosphere and yummy prefix menu. Only complaint is that it's a little pricey and they add a ton of sauce to stuff
  • Delicious and innovative dishes. On the pricier side but if you want to venture out and try things, get the chefs prefix menu!
  • Go here with 3-4 people and get the family style tasting menu! It is a good way to taste whatever is freshest and best that day. Very good value for the quality of the food, plating and portions.
  • A great restaurant with such a great variety of vegetarian dishes. However I wouldn't call this restaurant cheap as the dishes are quite small so you end up ordering about three dishes per person.
  • Solid and surprisingly affordable. The menu is centered around vegetables and subtle seafood.
  • Vegetables! Meat is fine but veggies are amazing. Peas, asparagus, morels, radishes.
  • Pedigreed chef Aaron London(Ubuntu, Locanda) serves up a pescetarian-focused menu, including fresh Dungeness crab and fettuccine with sunchokes, quince oil and sturgeon caviar.
  • The fermented potato fries have a crisp exterior and a firm, intensely flavored interior; they're served with smoked apple sauce.
  • Pear curry was out of this world
  • Curry was amazing!
  • Go here with 4 people and get Family Style. It was incredible.
  • Friendly staff and beautiful space. Try out their chef's menu if it's your first time and never skip their dessert
  • The inventive version of a PayDay:awarm chocolate brownie, gooey caramel and crunchy peanuts topped with creamy peanut butter ice cream. Youll never look at candy bars the same way again.
  • Take the "family style" tasting menu. The wine pairing is very, very interesting. Serving obscure varietals from rare regions.
  • Once in, order the fries, any curry on the menu, and limited-availability fish cuts that youve never heard of grilled over binchotan charcoal.
  • When you go to the bathroom, take one moment and have a little dance party by yourself. No shame, just dance it out! The music is on point and sometimes you need to dance like no one is watching.
  • Won Best New Restaurant of 2015. Doing great and inventive things with vegetables and seafood, but you can still order meat as a side dish.
  • It's a hefty tasting menu that won't leave you feeling hungry (or overly indulgent); they've got a robust loophole cocktail program and solid wine list as well.