The Foodie Experience at Causwells in San Francisco

The Foodie Experience at Causwells in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Causwells is in the Marina district of San Francisco and is a few doors down from my dining companion’s gym. He was at his gym before dawn the same day we went and was so focused on his trainer that he didn’t notice this restaurant gem. Causwells been open 6 months and beautifully renovated.

The menu is divided into snacks, small plates, heartier fare, and sides. We ordered butternut squash soup, radish, pumpkin seeds and almonds; and roasted beets, baby garnet yams, pistachio vinaigrette, gribiche from the small plates list. I was not a big soup fan, but now I am. It looked beautiful and the taste matched the esthetics. I like beets, but Chef Adam Rosenblum’s combination was outstanding. At first I told my dining companion I wouldn’t eat half because I wanted to pace myself for the “heartier fare”. I ate more than half and my only complaint was I wanted some bread to sop up the delicious sauce.

We ordered separate heartier fares, our waitperson Aaron, suggested the lager brined chicken breast with dirty rice, lager jus and I had the Americana burger, sans cheese, with Causwells sauce, pickles, and crispy onions. They cook it medium well which is not how I usually order my burger. Let’s just say, Chef Adam knows best.

For “sweet treats” we split the banana bread with mascarpone and Mexican hot chocolate. Tom described it as banana bread with grilled cheese you could dip in chocolate soup. Didn’t sound edible to me, but again foodies are adventurous and it worked very well.

Causwells also features “Original Bette Jane’s Ginger Beer” made and distributed locally and Cedarburg Rooibos tea from South Africa, a favorite of the late great President Mandela.

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back. Everything was fantastic but you simply must have the breakout dish, the beets.

Thanks to co-owner Tom Patella, Chef Adam Rosenblum, Aaron, and Ellipses Public Relations for our complimentary dinner.

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2346 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA

(415) 447-6081

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