m
MICHELIN Guide California

Marlena

  • 300 Precita Ave., San Francisco, 94110, United States
  • 65 - 110 USD • Californian, Contemporary
Reservations are not available for this restaurant on our site
m
MICHELIN Guide California

Marlena

  • 300 Precita Ave., San Francisco, 94110, United States
  • 65 - 110 USD • Californian, Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This pretty-as-a-picture location is perched on the edge of Precita Park (a veritable sliver of green on the North slope of Bernal Heights) and on the ground floor of a handsome slate-blue Victorian. On the inside, the design is rather spare, with all eyes solely focused on the carefully composed plates that emerge from the small but mighty talented central kitchen.

Husband-and-wife team, David Fisher and Serena Chow Fisher, manage both the savory and sweet side of things; and their fine dining pedigree is apparent in the cooking, deftly marrying simplicity with sophistication. You'll appreciate the precise technique and understated yet imaginative use of ingredients found throughout the prix fixe menu, which shifts frequently to reflect the season's peak produce.

A meal here might commence with slivers of lightly cured kampachi delectably layered with melon and an herbaceous lovage vinaigrette, before culminating in a sweetly satisfying pistachio cake with rhubarb jam and jasmine bavarois. In between, a sumptuous entrée features Sakura pork loin cooked to rosy perfection and garnished with silky green garbanzo purée. Sound enchanting? Without a doubt.

Show More Show Less
  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Facilities & Services

  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • a Wheelchair access

Information

+1 415-400-5997
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, lunch: Wednesday-Sunday

Nearby Restaurants

Follow the MICHELIN Guide on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes information