Saturday, October 04, 2008

Lunch at The Moss Room, San Francisco, CA

We wanted to try The Moss Room, Loretta Keller's new restaurant at the newly opened California Academy of Sciences. The decor, including a 2 story moss wall, was impressive. The food, on the other hand, was decidedly not. Also, although the menu listed both appetizers and entrees, the portions were exactly the same, it was just the prices that were different. The service was also still trying to work out the kinks. We had to check in while still in the Academy of Sciences, in front of the elevator. Then we had to wait with several other people and another hostess in an elevator that other people were trying to get into to go other places. It was a bit of a mess. Also, it took forever to get our food.

Leek Soup $8
It is rare that we send something back but this soup was so salty it was completely inedible. And even if it had been decent the portion was alarmingly small.

Squid Salad with Chickpeas $13
This was small, but it was tasty, although there were too many chickpeas and not enough squid.

Ricotta Ravioli $18
These were ok, but not great, and seriously, I've never felt more ripped off. It was about $4.50 per ravioli--ridiculous.

Oyster Fritters $12
Somehow we forgot to take a picture of these, which is a shame, since they were the best thing that we ordered.

Food: 0
Decor: 2
Service: 1

The Moss Room
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Too New for Health Code Violations

Labels: , , , ,

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?