B'day Dinner at Green's - Any Recent Reports????
We're being taken out to dinner at Green's for a friend's birthday. I haven't been there in years and have heard some criticisms of the place on this board. Anybody been there lately? Anything still good?
At least it'll be free and we'll have a great view if it's not fogbound.
I haven't been for dinner recently, but have had lunch there a few times in the last 2-3 years when business took me to the Marina. Lunch was as good as I remember it being for twenty years. I am a carnivore, but I was struck by how inventive and tasty vegetarian cooking could be. I can't imagine a more romantic view than their's after dark.
I was there about six weeks ago and was HORRIBLY disappointed. It is not the Greens we all knew and loved. After waiting an HOUR ***AFTER*** our reservation time, we were seated at the back table by the restrooms. When asked to be moved to one of the empty tables with a view, the waitstaff complained that it would mean the waiters were not evenly distributed with eaters! How lame is that???? One of our diners had several allergies and it the imposition started with our seating requested continued forth with his needs as the waitstaff were visibly annoyed by us. The food was mediocre, the sauces pasty, and the time inbetween courses was exasperated by empty water glasses.
I remember when it was THE hot vegetarian spot on the West Coast and is now barely a shadow of its former self.
All I can say is that Annie is at Ferry Plaza every Saturday morning picking up flats of everything. Well, of the best of the season, but definitely in volume. And when I chat on occasion (I'm NIB, just a consumer) she has a passion for the food. On the other hand, I've never seen her spontaneously snap up something. Perhaps the volume doesn't allow for that.
Green Gulch (the farm part of Greens) has been back for 3-4 weeks.
So I would go with seasonal (lettuces, new potatoes, peas, etc).
I too am worried by the poor reports. Especially when I see the best of the best produce going into the kitchen.
One last item...Ft Mason began charging for parking on June 1. Not exhorbitant, but just so you know. I'm sure details are on a website.