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Acquerello

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$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Nob Hill
Contemporary, Italian, Gluten Free Options
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1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619 (Polk)
+1 415-567-5432
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17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Los Altos, California
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

I live here in the San Francisco Bay Area -- born and raised. This restaurant is old school formal (love it), expensive, and so worth it. I only come here on very special occasions. There's a reason this restaurant has been around for awhile. Service, food, ambiance -- all perfection.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

This is a one of a kind restaurant, where everything is perfect. Fabulous, interesting food and extraordinary service. My family held a birthday celebration at the restaurant and the food, wine and service was perfect. To top it off, one of the guests left an important folder at the garage across the street - not only did the staff retrieve... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here for a special occasion. The service was impeccable and the food truly spectacular. If you like steak tartare, have it here. The gnocchi were also magnificent. Then be sure to share the unusual Italian cheese course. Can't wait for another visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

This is a classy high end Italian restaurant. Food and service is top quality, beautifully presented and exquisitely flavoured. The Prix Fixe menu was perfect. The wine list is extensive and expensive if you want it to be. We enjoyed superb local Pinot Noir from Kosta Browne. Thoroughly recommended for special occasion or serious business.

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Union City, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I had heard of this place on kqed "CheckPlease" and thought wow sounds like a great experience. I read reviews, I checked their website, and thought yes its pricey but I really want to experience this place. Made our reservation 2 months in advance and as the time grew closer I got nervous and excited all at once. The what... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

This was in my top five restaurant experiences ever! My partner and I did the five course menu and loved it, the food was simply devine... Would highly recommend the gnocchi (which was heaven on a plate) and the chocolate mousse. The service was impeccable and the wine recommendations were sensational. It's pricey but worth every penny.

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Houston, TX
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We visited Acquerello's in August of 2014 for our 25th wedding anniversary and experienced a wonderful evening. As many other reviewers have stated Acquerellos was an elegant, incredible dining experience. The cuisine was, of course, excellent, but the highlight of the evening for us was the ambiance and the service. Thanks to all the staff for making this a night... More 

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Montecito, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

I had one of the most incredible dining experiences of my life here. The service is outstanding, absolute perfection. The food was exceptional, prepared to perfection. The Sommelier knew exactly what to recommend and served it with elegance and confidence. The beautiful, comfortable finding room felt more like being in a an elegant home. I cannot wait to return.

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

The class and elegance of the place is sober like the elegance of Giancarlo the founder. The food deserve a few Michelin star !!!! Suzette the chef is a number one......you cannot miss a stop If you stay in San Francisco even for a week end !!

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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

A great late dinner with a fabulous wine list. Even as the last reservation of the night, my duck was perfectly prepared. The three amuse bouches which showed up while we were deciding on wine and menu choices were just amazing. A mussel with foam and a lovely pea custard. This was proceeded by a tiny beignet with an herbed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 95 - USD 185
Cuisine
Contemporary, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619
    (Polk)
  • Public Transportation: Van Ness Avenue is serviced by Muni bus lines 42,47,and 49. California Street. is serviced by the California Cable Car line. Sacramento Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 1. Polk Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 19.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-5432
Description
Acquerello, named for its original watercolors, envelops guests in a warm and gracious atmosphere the moment they arrive. "At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests an experience of classic and contemporary Italian tastes in an elegant dining atmosphere."

The 40 seat dining room has an upscale and quiet ambiance. The room, designed by John Wheatman, highlights the former chapel, graced with arches and a rustic wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, with warm Mediterranean colors of gold and terracotta.

Acquerello's contemporary approach to Italain cuisine combines the freshest ingredients available, an innovative approach to classic Italian flavors, and modern techniques. Guests can design their own three, four or five course dinner with the Prix Fixe Menus or choose to enjoy the preset chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu.

Acquerello,in its more than 25 years in operation, has received countless accolades and awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, two Michelin Stars in 2015, and a Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list continuously since 2012.

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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