MICHELIN Guide California


  • 140 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94105, United States
  • 43 - 155 USD • Moroccan
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MICHELIN Guide California


  • 140 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94105, United States
  • 43 - 155 USD • Moroccan
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This glamorous outpost at the base of the PacBell building introduces the unique soul of Chef/owner Mourad Lahlou’s eponymous restaurant. The neighborhood's food-obsessed techies along with tourists flock to this boldly designed space, replete with soaring ceilings, glowing central columns and a superb (suspended) wine cellar. The crowd is contented and lively, and while the servers fit the bill, the sommelier is especially impressive.

Chef Lahlou's expression of Moroccan cuisine is peppered with local and contemporary influences like maple and brown butter, as well as more traditional inflections such as charmoula and preserved lemon. Diners may commence with the basteeya, a traditional Moroccan pastry made modern with finely shredded duck and composed with verjus crème fraîche, compressed pear, edible flowers as well as cocoa paste. Couscous is jazzed up with savory brown butter and a host of vegetables, then hit with spicy harissa for a slight kick.

Even dessert comes packed with flavor. For instance, the slender slice of pistachio cake set with candied pink grapefruit, fresh grapefruit segments, a quenelle of tangerine sorbet and orange-infused cream, is lush and delicious.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ô Very comfortable restaurant
  • Lamb tartare with roasted garlic tahini and crispy lentils
  • Half chicken with marash, preserved lemon, couscous and gaeta olive
  • Yogurt and rosewater mousse with pistachio pain de genes and tayberry sorbet

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • { Private dining room
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • Take away
  • Booking essential - dinner
  • N Particularly interesting wine list


+1 415-660-2500
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Saturday-Sunday

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