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

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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Get the family style fixed price menu! Delicious and imaginative food and drinks!
  • Of course it is pricey but we loved it! The chef's menu was the perfect choice (it is a fair bit of food, have a light lunch if you're going to do it). The wine prices was surprisingly reasonable.
  • Delicious and delicate food, a bit expensive and crowded but really good food.
  • One Michelin star.
  • Very hip crowd, delicious innovative vegetarian cuisine. The cooking reminded me of Girl & the Goat in Chicago with its adventurous use of ingredients, condiments & spices.
  • Their menu is seasonal but the coconut curry we had in the summer was incredible!
  • Great atmosphere, great service (sit at the bar) and the food is delicious. I would recommend the peach and burrata salad! We haven't tried the deserts but they looked amazing!
  • Pear curry was out of this world