John's Grill in SF
- Shelley Feb 14, 2006 05:09 PM
We got last minute reservations to Johns Grill in San Francisco. I have not heard of the place. Has anyone out there been or heard anything about it?
Used to be one of our favorites years ago...tragically, they had a fire, and the delay in reconstruction resulted in many changes. It was getting bad reviews. We never went back to check it out, but have been curious. I loved the calamari in a wine/cream sauce. Please report back to us. The place seems to be coasting on the Maltese Falcon theme, rather than the excellent food it was known for.
re: Jim H.
So the verdict is in....The food was average. Not anything spectacular but not horrible. I had the Red Snapper and My b-friend has the Steak. Our waitress provided excellent service. Even brought us choc. covered strawberries at the end of the meal. Overall, it was great but I'm not dying to go there anytime soon.
I love these old timey SF seafood places. My advise is to keep your order simple; a nice piece of grilled fish (petrole sole or sand dabs) preceded by a dry martini.. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy.
I was there last summer. I always get liver & onions, it's usually fine. Downstairs has more "ambience," upstairs is much quieter.