580 Geary St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.786772 -122.413016
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin
No one has cooked high-end, modern, exciting vegetarian food longer than Millennium; you could even go so far as to say that they were the first great (and for many years the only great) vegetarian restaurant. The world has caught up to some extent but this is still a very find restaurant.
User review by usfolks – I have now been there 6 times, I have never been disappointed! the food is so creative! You can leave feeling full but not uncomfortable. A truly unigue dining experience. THANK YOU!
I didn't miss meat! – This place is hyped for the right reasons-- it's got great food. I had heard some mixed reports, but tried it out and found a happy ending. I ordered the paella. Very well balanced. My partner ordered the "Wellington" which we both found to be a little bit too starchy, though it paired well with the blood oranges and asparagus. Good wine recommendations by the staff. Good ambience-- mixture of the casual to the formal. Overall was good, but wouldn't go back because dishes weren't good enough to be charging that much.
Incredible – There is not one negative thing I can say about this restaurant. The decor is beautiful, the service is wonderful and the food is delicious. They also have a great selection of creative cocktails, wines, and non-alcoholic elixirs. Even non-vegetarians would love the experience of dining here - you don't miss the meat. Fabulous place!
EXCELLENT! – My girlfriend and I celebrated our anniversary at Millenium recently and it was fabulous. The food was delicious and creative. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. It was perfect.
The portions were just fine for a gourmet restaurant...my girlfriend barely had room for dessert! If you want tons of food go to an all-you-can-eat buffet. If you want a great dining experience, go here.
Excellent food, but not enough of it. – Millenium is a great restaurant, if you have a reservation, and don't expect to eat a lot. The food is extremely well prepared, creative, and attractively presented. However, the portions are quite small, and dinning without a reservation is a crapshoot at best.
wow – I am carnivorous. I was impressed by everything we had at millennium. Thankfully, the food did not try to taste like meat (what makes most veggie places fail for me), but made the ingredients shine for what they were. We went for a girls night out and ordered family style and were able to try 4 appetizers and 4 main dishes each. We agreed that they were all very good. I thought the value was on par for other restaurants in this price range, if not better. The wine list was short, but well thought out. Hopefully we can convince the guys to come along next time :-).
A Vegan Disappointment – Millennium should be the pinnacle of a vegan's eating experience. With a tasty sounding menu anyone would be excited to dine here however, much is left to be desired.
The food has so many flavors going on that most of the flavor is lost within itself. Trying my fellow diners' plates, I was saddened by the quality. Fresh, organic vegetables have so much flavor they don't need to be buried in spices. The chalky dense hazelnut cake left the mouth desiring REAL luxurious chocolate.
The ambiance is fun and bistro like however, the service is lacking. The waiter tried so hard to sell everything instead of steering us in the right direction. For a restaurant that prides itself on organic produce and eco-friendly practices, why on earth do they use butcher paper as table toppers?
If you want 2-star food and service at 4-star prices, then this is your place!
Wow – Although the area is a bit sketchy, parking was readily available and the food was amazing. The meals are relatively small but I left feeling full and satisfied--even without any meat! This is what portion size should be like--not Cheesecake Factory America sized meals. Combinations in food are unusual and refreshing. Only cons were that one dish was too salty and another had too much allspice. BUT the coconut sorbet is the best frozen dessest I've ever had. Tasted like premium ice cream but had no dairy products. Other desserts looked promising as well. Go for a nice night out.
not vegetarian but enjoyed a lot – we were party of 4, and 2 people ordered their course menu (one with wine pairing). everything was really great (except for seitan) and we left the restaurant happy and full.
if you are non-vegetarian (like me) and doubtful about this place, give it a try. you will surprisingly enjoy it - a lot. i am hoping to go back to soon, and it sounds odd for me because i didn't like vegetarian restaurants like greens.
Disappointed – We ate twice at the previous location and loved everything. We finally visited the new location for their special morel prix-fixe dinner. It was extremely disappointing. We couldn't even bear to finish any course. We took the leftovers to go and gave them to a homeless man on the street. The black forest cake was revolting and we both returned it. They replaced it with DELICIOUS nectarine & vanilla sorbets.
A fellow diner took the Plaintain torte and the peach/pecan tart, which were both excellent. Unfortunately, even the beggar's purse was bland.
I'm wary about giving it another try because it is too expensive to strike out. I'll probably let them settle into their new location and get back into the groove of good food before I go back. Maybe they just have some kinks to work out resulting from the move??
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