AQ Restaurant & Bar

New American
$ $ $ $
1085 Mission St (at 7th)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 341-9000
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm


  • If I wasn't me I'd be jealous of myself right now.
  • Devour the Monterey squid-topped charred avocado and suckling pig with honeycrisp apples & chug local craft beers poured from an industrial pipe-like custom tap system. Leave very happy.
  • They have a secret stash of Pappy Van Winkle 13 and 20, but you have to ask really nicely and know what you're talking about. Otherwise you're stuck drinking the Van Winkle Lot B. #whiskeyprobs
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2012 Winner Editorial Pick Best Bar to Drink in the Seasons. The East Coast may have the benefit of snow in winter and colorful foliage in fall, but in the Bay Area, its...
  • Food is pretty good; a bit overpriced. Decent service. There are much better meals at this price point in SF.
  • Best seat: At the counter by the open kitchen. Wwatch cooks garnish dishes with things like grapefruit "paper" for a grapefruit salad paired with huge chunks of avocado ($10).
  • Try the Sticky bun - Deliciously soft and sweet
  • Very upscale pre-fixe menu. Supposed to be good.
  • Unbelievable tasting menu in winter. Get the cauliflower with scallops.
  • The tasting menu is the way to go!
  • Delicious. Order everything you can. The cobbler and AQ benedict were particularly good.
  • Very strange tastes combined.... unusual and not always fitting. Surprised to be disappointed :(
  • Unbelievable service. Gabriel is a fantastic, knowledgable and helpful waiter!
  • Splurge for the tasting menu if you're hungry! Empire Builder was a refreshing cocktail with a celery juice base -- worth checking out.
  • Noteworthy cocktails, Notable food, Extensive spirits, Great atmosphere, Exceptional wine list.
  • The pork loin hash w/ fried eggs and the French toast w/ buttermilk fried chicken are a must. Also: no lines and reasonably priced for brunch.
  • a bit pricey, but amazing meal
  • Get the coffee, even a decaf. Not only is it quality but it comes with a rock candy.
  • The avocado here and the squid are a bomb diggity good to the stomach, yes!
  • Impressive and deep wine list with some interesting gems. Save the $20 corkage fee by buying one of their many reasonably priced bottles for a few dollars more.

Nearby places

1192 Market St (at Hyde St)
1145 Folsom St (at Langton St)
101 6th St (at Mission St)