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Portuguese week at Horatius (SF)

Melanie Wong Jun 26, 2009 11:21 PM

Did a quick run through of newly opened Horatius Market Gallery & Bistro this afternoon. It's on Kansas across the street from the culinary school. For the Portuguese mavens out there, this week it's featuring Portuguese food products. I tasted a Portuguese olive oil and my friend bought a Portuguese cookbook.

The shelves are rather sparsely stocked now and there's a lot of floor space. As fitting a "gallery", it is quite attractive. The bistro looked busy at late lunch time. i did eye the pastries, and some are made in-house, others are supplied by Patisserie Philippe. Coffee is Ritual.

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Horatius
350 Kansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

  1. Robert Lauriston Oct 23, 2009 12:38 PM

    I hear that the chef who was cooking the Portuguese food has left.

    1. Robert Lauriston Oct 16, 2009 01:18 PM

      Portuguese at dinner only, damn it. Nice outdoor seating.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        Melanie Wong Oct 16, 2009 01:23 PM

        Have you tried other things here?

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          Robert Lauriston Oct 16, 2009 04:57 PM

          I haven't tried anything. The lunch menu was boring so I left.

          Dinner menu: http://www.horatius.com/bistro/dinner...

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            Melanie Wong Oct 16, 2009 05:10 PM

            I had salt cod fritters every day in Oporto. . . a much cheaper snack/appetizer there.

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              swag Oct 22, 2009 10:07 PM

              Thanks, Melanie. Next time I have a spare 18 hours and $1,200 for a plane ticket to Oporto, I'll consider that.

      2. scarmoza Jun 26, 2009 11:25 PM

        Thanks for sharing!

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        1. re: scarmoza
          Melanie Wong Jun 26, 2009 11:34 PM

          I was in there like 15 minutes tops, so I hope we hear from others who check it out. I did enjoy the samples of chocolates (these weren't from Portugal). Oh, and there's a small wine bar. I recognized the labels from Robert Sinskey on the bottles on top of the counter, but again, didn't take the time to investigate further.

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            scarmoza Jun 28, 2009 12:21 PM

            We went there for lunch yesterday. We saw no sign of Portuguese week on the menu except for the bacalhau and the tuna salad - which we tried and had a lot to complain about. :(
            While I truly hope they do well with this venture I also feel they need to make some bigger improvements in the kitchen and floor services.

            No Portuguese style espresso drinks offered but at least it's Ritual style goodness. This might have been one of my first encounters with automatic brewed Ritual. I was impressed it wasn't french pressed.

            Go there for coffee, fancy sodas, and california and french style baked goods. I'm not sure about the rest.

            1. re: scarmoza
              Melanie Wong Jun 28, 2009 12:38 PM

              I'm so sorry for the confusion, but thanks for the report. The MARKET, not the Bistro, is/was featuring Portuguese food products, e.g., olive oil, marmelada to cook with at home.

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