The Slanted Door in San Francisco

May 14, 2012 by

From humble beginnings in 1995 as a small family-owned business, The Slanted Door has had a meteoric rise to fame and now stands as one of San Francisco’s most beloved restaurants. And given San Francisco’s food-obsessed status, that’s really saying something.

With mainstays like crispy spring rolls and juicy green papaya salad, the cuisine is Vietnamese at heart. But a focus on locally sourced ingredients from grass-fed beef to sunchokes gives the food a modern California update.

Favorites include cellophane noodles with fresh Dungeness crabmeat and Willis ranch pork ribs, basted in a honey-hoisin sauce. And the shaking beef—succulent cubes of filet mignon tossed in spices and quickly seared in a hot wok alongside piles of slivered spring onions—is not to be missed.

The Slanted Door has since changed locations from it’s start-up spot in the Mission district and now resides in the Ferry Building, with picturesque views of the bay.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. Diners looking to nab a table should be sure to make a reservation, because even with 175 seats, this place fills up quickly.

photo credits: The Slanted Door

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