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Jul 9, 2009 10:14 AM

Moss Room. Anyone been lately? [San Francisco]

We're celebrating my wife's birthday on Friday by going to the Tut exhibit and then dining early (6:30) at the Moss Room, with a party of 4 adults and one 9 year old.

Anyone been lately? Any "must-trys" or tips?


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  1. Do request one of the tables near the moss wall/fish pond with your reservation, and if you enjoy offbeat and excellent wines, do ask to speak to the sommelier, who has put together an excellent wine list (related to the Slanted Door list). We had a very good meal there; on a price adjusted basis it isn't the most competitive, but it's hard to put an exact price on location and support for the arts. The menu changes regularly, so it's hard to recommend anything, but there's a definite focus on fish.

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    1. Their squash blossoms, on the appetizer menu, are fantastic. One sees this dish around town a lot, but rarely have I had it prepared better. I also had what I think was a special - fresh sardines - that blew me away. I was at Aqua for dinner the next week and I can say unequivocally that the seafood was prepared with greater ingenuity, verve and freshness at the Moss Room. I can't wait to go back.

      My one input regarding seating is that, for an intimate birthday dinner, you may want to request a table away from the bar area. It can get a little noisy there on busy nights with a younger crowd (I think a lot of UCSF students out for a swanky cocktail night - they have a great specialty cocktail list...)

      1. How was it?

        Moss Room
        55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Oh no!!! Thank you for posting this, though.
            I'm really sad; I enjoyed the Moss Room a lot and have taken various special people there. :/ I'm totally skeptical about this Sodexo thing.

            P. S. Sodexo has a subsidiary that manages prisons?!