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Michael Mina and the St Francis Hotel

Raisel Aug 11, 2009 06:31 PM

On the way back to Ny from Napa, we stayed one night in San Franciso at the St. Francis to have dinner at Michael Mina.
We thought the Advertised 3 course menu at 55.00 promoted by the hotel was a real good deal.
Do not be fooled by this come on. The tuna sushi appetizer was wonderful. I ordered the Halibut and my husband had the filet. The portions were a disgrace. They could not have been more thab 2 ounces each. it was like a portion taken from the regular tasting menu.
We are not big portion people, however, this was an insult.
It would be better not to offer this and call it a 3 course dinner. We were not told about the portion size.

We called the hotel and have not received a call back......................
Just a heads up, if it is too good to be true, it is too good to be true.

  1. Robert Lauriston Aug 12, 2009 01:02 PM

    Did you complain about the portions? Given the many different menus there, it seems possible that the kitchen accidentally gave you tasting-menu portions.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      Raisel Aug 13, 2009 12:23 PM

      This was a special 3 course menu for people who stayed at the St. Francis. It was not listed as a tasting portion.
      To their credit, when we arrived back in NY, the manager of Michael Mina called to apologize and he put a credit to our credit card for the entire amount excluding our wine cost.

      1. re: Raisel
        Robert Lauriston Aug 13, 2009 12:45 PM

        So maybe you didn't get as much food as you were supposed to.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          Mari Aug 13, 2009 01:39 PM

          Wasn't that the same complaint at Michael Mina's new restaurant RN74 in SF? I recall reading that portions were too small when the restaurant opened and they adjusted the portions and prices in response. Perhaps there's a theme with MM. The special 3 course menu was offered in the lounge too.

    2. rworange Aug 12, 2009 12:34 PM

      Other than the portion size, you liked the food?

      Michael Mina Restaurant
      252 California St, San Francisco, CA

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      1. re: rworange
        Raisel Aug 13, 2009 12:15 PM

        What we had was wonderful.......................Just an embarrasing portion

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