470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9413337.797401 -122.403301
Hair in Food – Found a blonde hair in my food (mine is black). Not expected from any restaurant, let alone a "high end" restaurant. Food wasn't good enough to justify us going back.
a pleasant evening – A beautiful restaurant, very nicely designed, and we've always liked the service. We have noticed a bit of a falling off on the food, however, particularly (during each of our last couple of visits), the hamburger, which used to be much better. Prices for food and wine are outstanding.
Best San Francisco Chef – I made my reservation for a party of 6 over a month ago and it was worth the wait. The staff is courteous and knows the menu.
About the food: absolutely hands down the best restaurant in San Francisco, now I know why Sean O'Brien was selected as one of The Best New Chef's in Food and Wine Magazine July issue. His food is delicate and complex; the sweet breads with bacon are the best I have ever had. His relaxed approch allows him to serve hamburgers as well as black cod with maitakes, salsify and bacon jus. I cannot wait to go back to Myth.
An amazingly average - at best - restaurant (eat before you go) – Our party of 7 had very good service (the Hostess was a cold fish, but passable), unlike others - I had been warned the service was not good. That wasn't our experience.
however, the food was extremely average at best. The sweetbreads were totally devoid of taste and the entree of scallops was no better.
The portions were so small as to be amusing: we felt like we were in a movie where pretentious diners pretend not to notice that they were still hungry at the end of the meal (and we were). Each course suffered from the lack of any attempt at volume: The $9 ice cream dessert had the tiniest of scoops imaginable and 2 of the smallest cookies in the history of cookies (both together would not constitute an average bite - it must be difficult to bake something that small without burning it).
The wine (a Fench Pinot Noir) was excellent - much better than the glasses it was served in.
All of us felt the same way: we might not have minded the $800+ cost IF the food was the least bit remarkable - but it wasn't (the pizza was the best thing we tasted - it was good). Everything was well-cooked....it's just that most items lacked any taste (and size).
The overall impression was that it just wasn't worth the trouble of getting reservations for mediocre food and a meal where we were all still hungry at the end. There are just too many good restaurants in San Francisco that are much, much better to bother going back.
It's True.. It is a Myth – So for all the local buzz about how unbelievable Myth is, well, I discovered over the weekend that such talk is mythical. the food was good, but nothing to rave about. The peeky toe crab salad was uninspiring, the oysters were described by the waitstaff as being special only for the sauce and the asparagus salad good. On the entree front, the quail stuffed with cornbread were a disappointment; the corn bread was a overly moist blob with nothing but a heavy starchy flavor. The scallops were quite good as was the wine list. Waitstaff needs help; they try and clear meals too quickly... for example, when you are not finished eating!
The space is pleasant and not too noisy so conversation is easy without having to strain. The tableware is problematic. There is not a flat surface anywhere on the edge of the funky organically shaped china, so resting a fork or knife on an edge, out of the food, quickly results in a slip either into the food or onto the table. Come on folks..let's not make the china and flatware a challenge to use!
All in all, I felt our dinner, while enjoyable, was nothing unique and hardly worthy of the near mythical accolades others have accorded the venue.
A+ – Loved this place! I finally got to try it out this past weekend and it definitely did not disappoint! From my rock shrimp poke, to the seared scallops with pureed potatoes, to my chocolate cake with bananas, macadamia nuts and vanilla ice cream! Everything was delicious! I also loved the atmosphere, the decor...and the servers/waiters were pretty attentive. We had 3 different people coming up to us asking if how things were. Our main waiter kind of disappeared for a few minutes there towards the end, but overall it was a great dinner/night out.
They also have some yummy cocktails. I went in craving a key lime-ish martini, and low and behold...they had one. It's called Calypso's Kiss. Yum!!
Great Atmosphere and Food – Myth is really unique and a great place to eat with friends or a date. The food was outstanding. The atmosphere was very upbeat.
What a place – Myth is a must when visiting San Francisco. Words cannot describe how wonderful our evening was. The food was incredible and the service was great. I have only heard from friend how great the food is at Myth and now I am a true believer.
Great atmosphere and food – I enjoyed my evening at Myth. Bar and lounge area is one to see and be seen. The service was wonderful, and the food was delicious. A great vibe and sleek contemporary decor. My friends and I enjoyed it very much and will definitely be going back. Plan to make reservations a couple of months in advance!
The service is truly bad! – Food: no complaints. The scallops were delicious, steak with frites satisfying, cinnamon creme brulee rich and creamy (if a tad over brulee-ed). But the service at this restaurant, especially considering how hard it is to get into and how loud the buzz is, is truly awful. We sat for 10 minutes before our waiter took our cocktail order (and we had to prompt him). Then the wine we ordered, they didn't have. Although the wine director was very apologetic and made some great alternate recommendations, including a Chateau Lascombes by the 1/2 bottle which was delicious, when I asked for the list again because one of our friends wanted to switch from Bordeaux to California cabernet, we never saw him again. It was as if we'd offended him by not ooo-ing and ah-ing enough over the Lascombe. The wait staff hangs out by the open kitchen talking and laughing ... how nice for them! This, with a host of other mess ups, is, well let's just say a disinsentive to ever going through the effort I had to go to, just to get a reservation -- and a 5:30 pm one at that.
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