Al's Place

Row 1

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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Another excellent family-style restaurant, with a menu featuring seasonally inspired dishes. Fun atmosphere, and impeccable service.
  • Creative and surprisingly satisfying vegetable-focused dishes with seasonal ingredients. Tasting menu was delicious!
  • Even better than I remembered. The steak (off menu) is unbelievable. Lettuce cups are not to be missed. Ditto for pickle fries. Basically just eat everything.
  • Super good
  • Everything they have to offer is an amazing experience for your tastebuds
  • The fries are quite unique. Dessert is also surprising. Lots of greens from their garden out back.
  • Definitely go for the family style meal.
  • 2016Chron100: Specialties: French fries made from fermented potatoes; seasonal vegetable curry w black lime-marinated cod; grits w goat milk curds&seasonal vege; Payday brownie w peanuts&caramel