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New American Restaurant · Mission District
2224 Mission St (at 18th St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
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Based on 189 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Todd J.
    "You must get the peanut butter semifreddo."(6 Tips)
    "order the tasting menu and let the chef delight"(12 Tips)
    Alicia D.
    "... sesame spaetzle and frozen popcorn, for dessert"(3 Tips)
    Jason F.
    "Get the Uni, coming from a Jason Fox, Chef Jason Fox does it right."(3 Tips)
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  • peanut butter semifreddo
  • tasting menu
  • sea urchin
  • pork belly
  • chef jason fox
  • good for dates
  • squid
  • popcorn
  • wine
  • healthy food
  • good service
  • desserts
  • egg salad
  • trendy
  • trout
  • cozy
  • fancy
  • romantic
  • scallops
  • sorbet
  • Ting S.

    Had a very nice eating experience here.

    Ting S · February 7
  • Jussi H.

    Great staff, great food. If you're hungry take 3 or 4 dishes.

    Jussi Häyhä · November 16, 2015
  • Pei 👻 W.

    Make sure you save some space for their dessert. Simply phenomenal.

    Pei 👻 Wen · October 18, 2015
  • William G.

    The tasting menu was great, with a little molecular touch.

    William Gunn · October 1, 2015
  • Faith C.


    Faith Chiang · August 1, 2015
  • Eddy B.

    Adventurous menu. Try the popcorn dumplings and the young hen. Flavor explosions in your mouth.

    Eddy Badrina · July 19, 2015
  • jonathan h.

    Two words: Tasting Menu! Two more words: Wine Pairing!!!

    jonathan hegranes · April 18, 2015
  • jerome k.

    I really enjoyed visiting alone and eating at the bar, talking to the waiters, and feeling the vibe of commonwealth. The tasting menu was like a playground for my mouth, too.

    jerome knapp · March 31, 2015
  • Gadi S.

    Special and surprising menu. All dishes were complex and interesting. Some dishes were great, others just didn't work out. Happy I went there but not sure I will come again. Not an everyday place.

    Gadi Shamia · March 10, 2015
  • Elizabeth B.

    I was overall not impressed by the cuisine. Not sure if the chef changed, but I took the menu and felt like nothing was standing out. Also after 5 or 6 plates, I was still hungry. Definitely overrated

    Elizabeth Barelli · December 13, 2014
  • Dom

    The menu is absolutely unreal. The price is not insignificant, but the guided tasting tour with wine pairing will leave you floored.

    Dom · November 2, 2014
  • mkohpotts

    Tasting menu is beautiful. Also try a liquid nitrogen cocktail.

    mkohpotts · September 10, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    This Mission restaurant serves New American fare with a nod to molecular gastronomy. It holds tight to the belief that cooking food at lower temperatures can make food perfect. Here, it does. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • SFGate

    Specialties: Menu changes regularly, but always contains chocolate; peanut butter semifreddo; sea urchin (now with trout roe, potato, sea beans, lime cream and pickled wasabi leaf). Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • SFGate

    A six-course tasting menu is $70; $10 goes to charity. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • Jason F.

    Get the Uni, coming from a Jason Fox, Chef Jason Fox does it right.

    Jason Fox · July 21, 2014
  • Jeff W.

    Great place for Matt and Sophie to celebrate their engagement!!!!

    Jeff Weinstein · April 10, 2014
  • Jessica R.

    Zagat 26. Cost: $63. "Some of the most thrilling food in the city"

    Jessica Rae · September 15, 2013
  • Karen L.

    Seriously amazing food, pork belly & squid...out of this world.

    Karen Le · September 1, 2013
  • Alex S.

    House soda is really good. Blackberry something or other. The celery sorbet dessert on the tasting menu is insane.

    Alex Song · August 12, 2013
  • Todd J.

    You must get the peanut butter semifreddo. Mandatory.

    Todd Johns · July 27, 2013
  • Eater

    Great food paired with the sleek, Mission-hip atmosphere, reasonable prices for the high-end fare, and the charitable outreach of the space, it's a hard combination not to love. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · July 10, 2013
  • Karen S.

    Let the hostess guide your choices. Too much deliciousness to decide.

    Karen Schwalbe · July 9, 2013
  • Kelly .

    Amazing amuse bouches! It's a great place to try more avant garde foods

    Kelly 🍰 · June 9, 2013
  • Eric L.

    Outstanding - each dish is packed with distinct flavors. Get the squid and pork belly, the scallops, and the risotto.

    Eric L · June 7, 2013
  • Joanne B.

    "I am NOT eating the deep fried duck tongues!"

    Joanne Butcher · May 12, 2013
  • Ro B.

    Peanut butter semifreddo with frozen popcorn is worth fighting over.

    Ro Borja · March 18, 2013
  • Hugo B.

    Zagat 26, recommended by SF Magazine

    Hugo Barra · February 17, 2013
  • Anton S.

    Sea urchin dish is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.

    Anton Shuster · February 11, 2013
  • Joel A.

    Sea urchin dish

    Joel Antipuesto · January 29, 2013
  • Joel A.

    Try the beets, fromage blanc, pumpernickel, watercress, sorrel, smoked hay oil - Enjoyed the tasting menu at Commonwealth. Highly recommended!

    Joel Antipuesto · December 18, 2012
  • Noah W.

    Double down on ordering the huge hunk of perfectly cooked pork belly with plum, pickled onions, and mustard seed. The fat has the texture of buttery bone marrow.

    Noah Weiss · October 10, 2012
  • Cameo

    Definitely order the tasting menu and let the chef delight your palette. Popcorn purée? Why, yes!

    Cameo · August 4, 2012
  • Megan M.

    Spare your pocketbook the over priced under thought out tasting menu. Great ideas are not always brought to life. Overall: disappointment. At least I had good company.

    Megan Masters · July 7, 2012
  • Eater

    Sit at the bar for a full-on molecular show. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · May 18, 2012
  • Stephen B.

    Try the Peanut Butter Semifreddo, Chocolate Ganache, Frozen Popcorn, Caramel - Liquid nitrogen-frozen popcorn cream! Should be served at Michel Gondry's next movie screening.

    Stephen Bassman · April 21, 2012
  • Saveur Magazine

    It seems like utopia: affordable fine dining in San Francisco's Mission district, with a six-course tasting menu for $70, and $10 goes to charity. Read more

    Saveur Magazine · April 9, 2012
  • Alex K.

    Sit at the bar on the end closest to the kitchen and watch the magic. Better than anything you will ever see on The Food Network.

    Alex Kirschner · February 18, 2012
  • Kosuke H.

    Try the foie grad. The end.

    Kosuke Hata · February 15, 2012
  • Morgan D.

    You have to pee, right? Go for it.

    Morgan D · February 10, 2012
  • Piera T.

    Order the jerusalem artichokes w quinoa! Unbelievable. Best service as well

    Piera Tocci · November 23, 2011
  • Jessica V.

    The vinegar mousse that comes with chips is so light and tasty!

    Jessica Valenzuela · November 21, 2011
  • Alicia D.

    Innovative concoctions, including lamb cheeks w/ sesame spaetzle and frozen popcorn, for dessert

    Alicia Dunams · October 23, 2011
  • Pete M.

    No really; get The Narwhal. And the tasting menu... Sweet Jesus

    Pete Merriman · October 6, 2011
  • Natala M.

    They have parking!! $5, just note your space number. It's super clutch.

    Natala Menezes · September 17, 2011
  • Ramsey M.

    The "slow cooked farm egg" is like sex. No really, AMAZING!

    Ramsey Mohsen · August 12, 2011
  • Enda G.

    Get the tasting menu with wine. Booking essential. Read more

    Enda G · August 8, 2011
  • Ashley M.

    Love love love the peanut butter semifreddo with freeze dried popcorn!

    Ashley MD · July 13, 2011
  • Sabrina W.

    You have to get the chilled summer squash die for.

    Sabrina Wee · July 10, 2011
  • James G.

    Try the Peanut Butter Semifreddo

    James Guigayoma · June 25, 2011

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