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help finding Canteen's menu

escargot3 Sep 22, 2011 08:15 PM

Can someone please point me in the direction of a link with a sample of Canteen's dinner menu?
All I seem to land on is a sample of a prix fixe menu. Thanks.

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    Keesey Sep 22, 2011 09:13 PM

    Have you tried their website? http://www.sfcanteen.com/menu.html

    It's updated frequently.

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    1. re: Keesey
      escargot3 Sep 22, 2011 09:46 PM

      if you follow that link, it's just the prix fixe menu -- I assume there are other options?

      1. re: escargot3
        grayelf Sep 23, 2011 08:03 AM

        I wander onto the Canteen website from time to time to torture myself and I've noticed that sometimes they are better than others at updating, but usually they have the menu from the day before up. I believe it does change every night so any menu posted would be an example only, even if it was more up to date than this one. My notes say that Tuesday is typically the prix fixe night but I have enquired before and been told that occasionally they will have special set dinners which must have been what they did on the 16th.

        If it helps, whenever we've dined there they've had at least three apps, three mains and three desserts plus the souffle which in my opinion is a must-order at the beginning of the meal (takes a while to prepare as you'd expect). There's always at least one veg-friendly app and main, plus a fish/seafood of each and something that used to moo or baa (pork seems to be thin on the ground for some reason). Wines are few but pretty well chosen. No hard liquor.

        I am not a fan of Open Table so always phone and they are quite prompt about getting back to me.

        1. re: grayelf
          escargot3 Sep 23, 2011 09:39 AM

          Thanks! Gotta laugh when I get help from a "foreigner" with advice on a local resto...

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          budnball Sep 23, 2011 09:28 AM

          I don't think there are options. There are a few choices for the prix fixe but it is a pretty limited menu. When you see the cooking space, you will understand.

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            Leely2 Sep 26, 2011 10:52 AM

            Was there a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night. It was prix fixe. The menu did note that there were alternatives available, but everyone I saw (we ate at the counter) was having the same thing.

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              budnball Sep 26, 2011 11:20 AM

              Did you enjoy? I ate there last Winter and loved the food but was hungry again before we made it home to San Jose

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                Leely2 Sep 26, 2011 11:36 AM

                Yes, we liked it. I preferred the amuse and the starter (? and crab w/a corn pudding or something). My dining companion preferred the main and dessert (cassoulet and a blueberry something-or-other).

                I was full--but it was probably the least full I've ever been after cassoulet.

                Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff.

                1. re: Leely2
                  grayelf Sep 26, 2011 05:22 PM

                  I've never gone for the prix fixe as I didn't think the lack of choice would suit. My comments were based on half a dozen dinners there over the last four years. I do hope they haven't decided to ONLY do prix fixe since our last visit in April. Though the kitchen is small indeed, I've never witnessed any issues in getting out a small range of choices to the seatings we've attended. They do store some/much of their raw material off site, which I presume is because they have limited refrigeration in the back.

                  1. re: grayelf
                    grayelf Oct 15, 2011 05:35 AM

                    Talked to a staffer at Canteen. Not all prix fixe. Phew.

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