This nicely appointed San Francisco eatery serves up some pretty fun grub.
We tried a bunch of stuff, so let me get right down to business.
These brick-like tots were stacked, Jenga style. They had an awesomely crisp outside and a soft, mashed potato-esque inside. Topped with cheddar, chorizo and cilantro. Perfect.
Seven Spice Chicken Slider
These were pretty good. I really liked the Alabama white sauce and dill pickles.
This wonderful mashup between a Cuban sandwich and a hot dog was my favorite dish of the meal. Slow roasted pork, swiss cheese and spiced relish.
The Saratoga Burger
This baby was served with taleggio cheese and slaw on an onion bun. Pretty good! But after coming off of a Causwell’s burger high, we weren’t blown away.
Dry-Aged Flannery Beef NY Steak
For years I’ve heard great things about Flannery Beef. I had high hopes. This was really tough. I think they served us a hanger steak too – not a NY strip (I even asked and they confirmed NY strip). No way. I know beef texture and this was more like hanger and not remotely like striploin. The sauce was good but the beef was difficult to eat. 4/10.
Tomato Braised Tuscan Kale
Not my cup of tea here. Probably should have ordered the mushrooms or spring peas instead. This tasted like heartburn in each bite.
These were fun! Definitely tasted just like a classic ho ho, but much better and elevated. Winner.
The staff was awesome here. The owner saw that we were all taking pics for Instagram so he gave us a round of yellow and green chartreuse on the house. We barely touched them, however, since none of us particularly liked either of them. Bitter, and tasted like cough medicine. I realize this spirit is an acquired taste though, and I respect that this joint has one of the largest collections of chartreuse available in the world. Pretty cool. Just not my taste.
Their cocktails, however, are delicious. Here’s a shot of the Vieux Carre, which was delicious:
1000 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109