Baraka

(415) 255-0387

288 Connecticut St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94107

37.762620 -122.397639

 
Restaurants, Californian, Mediterranean  more

Price: $$

Tags: Bar Scene, Date Spot, Group Dining, Local Favorite, Online Reservations, People Watching, Prix Fixe Menu

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Potrero, Central East

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Reviews for Baraka

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very good food; attentive service; delicious wine – Had a very nice meal here. The dates stuffed with chorizo, the dungeoness crabcakes and the meatball appetizers were especially good. The service was attentive and the Sancerre served by the glass was delicious. Parking was easy to find.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent service, great atmosphere, fun evening out – I went to Baraka for a girls' evening out and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. The food was incredibly favorable, the restaurant had a cozy and friendly atmosphere and the service was impeccable. This was my first experience with Moroccan food and the waitor guided us through his recommendations - small plate of pistachio-crushed goat chese with a side of flat bread and the seared ahi with chocolate tart for desert. Everything was delicous and left us vowing to come back and try the rest of the menu. We shared a pitcher of sangria between the two of us, which paired great with each of the food plates. We ending up being the last people in the restaurant but they kept insisting that we could stay as long as we wanted and made us feel comfortable in their restaurant. Overall - great restaurant, fantastic food and service, highly recommended!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Quail is yummy. – Cozy and well lit to set the mood for enjoyment and make everyone look good. The food is exotic and beautifully served up. Not much of a bar to sit at to dine, but the atmosphere in this place is most certainly not at the bar, it is at the tables. From the moment you walk in you are transported to another world.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Ridiculously long wait but some good dishes – Went to Baraka in Potrero Hill for their prix fixe menu. We waited **45 minutes** for our 8 pm reservation. This was ridiculous! We were extremely annoyed but after apologies from staff and a free appetizer we were mollified.



As for the food, we all LOVED the pistachio encrusted goat cheese and the stuffed dates. My friends liked the lamb tagine and ahi tuna entrees but my chicken tagine was dry. The desserts were mediocre. The service was decent.

Basically go knowing that reservations mean nothing, order the goat cheese and stuffed dates, and call it a day!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Attentive service, altogether a pleasant dining experience – Service is very attentive, friendly and helpful. The Moroccan decor of the restaurant is both pleasant and warm. The appetizers are very tasty, my favorite was the Stuffed Dates, others in my group liked the Goat Cheese with Onion Jam. Also the Beet and Tangerine Salad was very refreshing. Among the entrees, the Lamb Kebab with the Salsa Verde was delicious, perfectly cooked, but the Israeli Couscous that comes with it was a little bland; the Beef Short Rib was well prepared but nothing special; and the favorite among the group was the Prosciutto wrapped Monkfish. We all had an enjoyable dinner, definitely a place worth trying. We'll be back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wonderful spot – on Potrero Hill. THe parking is easy and the restaurant is fabulous. The service and attention to detail is spectacular. We were treated as if we were the only customers there in terms of attention and service, even though the place was full. It was truly a wonderful dining experience.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Disaster of a Meal – My friend who took me here said this place was really quite good - so I was excited to get a chance finally at Baraka. Unfortunately, it was one of the most miserable dining experiences I've ever seen. My friend ordered a fruity non-alcoholic beverage that sounded tasty - but, when delivered, came with ANTS! We quickly pointed out the creatures floating in his drink to the waitress, who apologized and brought it back again - STILL WITH ANTS. No really - the ants were still there. Again she apologized and returned a third time, finally ant-free.

The food was okay. Nothing spectacular (though my friend swears it was an off-night, which may very well be true). The worst part of our experience: they charged us for the ant-laden drink. Just tacky.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very quaint spot – I have been to Baraka a few times now and each time was a wonderful dining experience. The staff is so pleasant and attentive to your needs. I will go back and often.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Quaint Romatic Spot – Excellent food and very attentive staff. All of the food was fresh & very tasty. The stuffed dates are a must! This is a great date spot, I wouldn't recommend the dining room for a large group. Setting looks best for couples or groups of 3-4. All around I think this was an excellent experience & well worth visiting again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Perfection! – We had such a great experience at this restaurant. The dining room is beautiful and very comfortable. The light from all of the candles creates a real intimate and comfortable atmosphere. Everything we ordered was done to perfection. The ceviche was so delicious and refreshing. The restaurants version of french fries are by far the best fries I've had. The service we received from everyone was excellent. They are so attentive and pollite. My only complaint, too warm in the restaurant. Great wine selections. Great place!

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