3324 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412337.800126 -122.437647
Mon-Thurs 5:30 to 10:00 PM
Fri-Sat 5:30 to 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: North, Marina
Isa's is Value – Went there with a date on a weekday before 7 pm for the 3 course price fixe menu. What a deal! Seated by the window, the food was amazing and the waiter/waitress/host were all very attentive. Yes, we were asked by various people at various times how our meals were and whether everything was all right. Pet peeve: water glasses not full. Never happened. Okay, maybe once, but I drink like a fish. As I was leaving, I accidently knocked over a wine glass and broke it, but the host? only asked if everyone was all right and said he'd clean it up so please don't worry. Would go there again in a heartbeat.
This was the worst restuarant experience I have ever had in the city. I am shocked that it is still in business. I don't know why someone would ever return to such a horrible place. The service is HORRIBLE. The waiters are rude and forgetful. We waited over 10 mintues before we were even acknowledged at our table. And the waiter asked "Do you need anything?" As if, we wern't there to look at menus and eat dinner. The food is okay, I have definitely had better, and it is not worth the price. I would never recommend this restaurant to a friend. I couldn't wait to leave, the only problem was that they took about 30 mintues to give us our check, after we had asked for it three times. WORST RESTAURANT EVER!
Great Find!!! – The food, atmosphere and service were incredible. My friend and I happen to stumble upon ISA's and what a great find. I've been to a lot of nice restaurants in the city, and this by far was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I highly recommend the sea bass. You just can't go wrong with any dish that you order. The variety to choose from was great. The wait staff could not have been any nicer or more helpful. I will say that we went during the week and had a wonderful experience. ISA's is a dinning experience you don't want to miss.
Euro-Wannabe Pushes You to 'ORDER MORE FOOD'! – I was so displeased with this restaurant that I came right home to write this review. The food was appalling - greasy and heavily laden in sauces. The intended effect appeared to be continential European franco-tapas - even the waiters carried the French lilt and eye-rolling rudeness. My biggest disappointment, however, besides being herded to the back room dining area, was the food itself. We ordered 3 dishes each (mainly under duress after two waiters individually advised us that what we had ordered originally was NOT ENOUGH!). Be warned - this place is not worth any connoisseur's time. Good for tourists staying at the nearby Lombard Street motels.
"Great restaurant" – Have heard so much about Isa for the last year i had to go. Ordered six dishes, the first two took half a hour to make it to the table, no apology nothing, take in note they werent that busy. Tried th sea bass wrapped in potato and thought it was not that great, the fish was overcooked and the potatoes were burnt. duck was dry and did not even finish. Dessert ordered vanilla creme brulee and discovered there was no vanilla. The server was not attentitve when he did come around was rude.
Isa is the best – I've been there 3 times on various nights, a large group of 12, 2 small group of 4-6. Not one complaint. Food has always been delicious as well as personable service. We were seated promptly and the food was delicious as ever. The food can come out slow when it's super busy, but well worth the wait.
Great date restaurant – This has got to me one of my most favorite restaurants in the city. The prices are affordable and the patio is so charming! I love that the owner chef (Luke) and his wife are always around and working.
The only thing is, make sure you ask for a seat outside when making reservations. It's always heated when chilly. The inside is tiny and crowded and not nearly as charming.
Horrid service, overpriced food – I have NEVER encountered such bad service in the city - not only did we have to ask for water and bread, and for the heat lamp to be turned on, our waiter forgot half of our wine orders, and then snottily told our party of ten that we needed to order AT LEAST 21 plates because everything was small and only came one plate at a time. I have never experienced such overly rude over-selling and even after telling him that we were fine w/ what we had selected, he kept prompting us to order more than one of each item we had selected. If the gratuity hadn't already been included in the check, I'm not sure if I would have left a dime to reward such unbelievable behavior.
Very Nice Restaurant!! – This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city! The food is just amazing. Every once awhile they update the menu and it always brings suprises! The size of the plates are good for small groups to share and price is reasonable. Remember to save room for dessert. The waiters/waitresses are very friendly. The only down side is that it does take a long time to be seated even though we make reservations. Well, guess it's just so nice there that people don't want to leave even after they are done!
The Best!!!!!!!!! – Isa is the place to go to for delicious small plate cuisine that simply melts in your mouth. A must is to sit in the patio area. It has this romantic cozy feel to it. I give the food an A+++. The only down side is the service. Especially during weekends they are bad at mantaining timely reservations, but I have to say the food makes up for it. By far my #1 recommendation to my friends.
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