The Moss Room

(415) 876-6121 | View Website

At California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94118

37.769979 -122.466289

Open Hours

11:30am - 2:30pm for lunch daily, dinner from 5:00pm - 10:00pm Wednesdays through Sundays.

Californian, Mediterranean, $$$  more

Tags: Date Spot, Fine Dining, Group Dining, Hidden Find, Lunch Spot, Private Rooms, Quiet, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Categories: Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Golden Gate Park, Northwest

Clam Chowder or Moss Room Salad, Any Entree, Any Dessert, Steamed P.E.I. Mussels, Grilled Peaches & Spinach, "New England" Clam Chowder, Moss Room Salad, Local Cheese Selection, Grilled Flank Steak, Olive Braised Chicken... more

Reviews for The Moss Room

over a year ago

In the basement of the Academy of Sciences, a lush, polished, fine-dining restaurant awaits. – The fine artistry of this restaurant--the space, the food, and the service--stuns, considering it's in the basement of a science museum. Towering above the space, the centerpiece and namesake, a glowing, living moss wall, is both ingenious and appropriate; simultaneously a backdrop and an exhibit you never get tired of looking at. The dining room is smartly arrayed, with very few if any bad seats in the house, and in all four directions lies something entertaining to look at: the open kitchen, the glass-walled private dining room, the bar, and the aforementioned moss wall. The short menu of S.L.O food-sustainable, local, organic-is simple, unfrivolous and deftly executed, and the kitchen knows how to make flavors sing (each bite of the risotto fills your mouth with a swooning truffle tastecloud; the ink in the squid casserole is a perfect foil for the Swiss chard, oven-dried tomatoes and jalapeno pesto). Service is unmistakably fine-dining status, with chef, server and sommelier working together in smooth concert, which along with the food and décor makes this museum-restaurant--like a pre-school music teacher who studied at Julliard--overqualified for its position, and delightfully so.


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