Super busy Vietnamese restaurant in the trendy Ferry building on Embarcadero. If you want to eat at the restaurant, definitely make reservations. Alternatively, you can look for a seat at the busy bar where they serve the restaurant menu or take a seat in the lounge where an appetizer menu is served. Walked in at 10pmish on a Saturday night without reservations and although initially there was not a spot to be had at either the bar or lounge – within 5 minutes there were a few spots ( I think maybe because many of those people were waiting for tables in the restaurant). Interesting cocktails and beers including the Affligem trippel (750mL) and some other special goat beer (don’t know the name, the server explained that this was a small producer who brewed the beer on a goat farm). At the server’s suggestion, we tried the sweet potato coconut cakes, the duck breast frisee salad and the caramelized pineapple dessert – interesting Vietnamese fusion food done well. Would go back – maybe during the day/sunset because I wonder if it has a great view of the water in the restaurant.
The Slanted Door
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA – (415) 861-8032