San Francisco, CA 94107
SF Weekly's Description
Tucked down a sapling-lined footpath in the Mission is a renovated 1870s carriage house where some of the city's most intricate and inventive examples of modern American, California, and European 21st-century haute cuisine are crafted and served. The jewel-like platters of foams, emulsions, and impeccably fresh, high-end ingredients at Saison are presented in a rustic setting of beamed ceilings and planked-wood tables; it's like dining in a little Michelin-starred French farmhouse. The daily seven-course prix-fixe unfolds in an unhurried manner, and there's a tree-shaded flagstone patio where you can enjoy a glass of pre-supper champagne.
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The open wood fire allows chef Joshua Skenes to create deep, soothing umami from a bowl of bonito dashi with toasted grains and greens, followed by a big slab of roasted beet and bone marrow. Try it!
Reserve the Chef’s Table and you’ll be sitting smack in the middle of the kitchen with prime views of all the action. - Inspector
SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST RESTAURANT ESCAPE
Chef Joshua Skenes’ dishes are seasonal and local, paying homage to California’s bounty while honoring a French education ascertained under chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean Georges.
...entrance is through their kitchen! They serve seasonally fresh & locally sourced food exquisitely, which is meticulously prepared, unique, & very delicious! 8-Course Menu + Wine pairing = Fantastic
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