Saturday, May 03, 2008

Greens Restaurant- A Unique Panfare in SFO
















We went to a vegan place called "Greens restaurant" located in the Fort Mason area in SFO for my birthday dinner last night. The restaurant itself is located in the barracks in the Fort Mason area and is a converted warehouse that boasts of lavish wood work and a subdued interior decor. Unfortunately, we didn't know before to reserve a table with a view of the Marina, though, I was prudent enough to call ahead during the day to make reservations for the night. If you do go, remember to make an advance reservation, since this is a popular place in the city.

The staff at Greens were very courteous and the crowd that came to the restaurant seemed so typical of San Francisco, an eclectic mix of several nationalities. The menu has some unique dishes, both under the appetizers and entrees. We had a dish called the Mesquite Grilled Brochettes - skewers of mushrooms, peppers, garnet yams, fennel, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and marinated tofu with charmoula and served on cherry-pistachio couscous. The couscous was like the tamil version of "javvuarisi" and tasted really good. We also had a thai red curry with cashew jasmine rice and mango mint chutney that was also delicious. The dishes had an organic fervor to them and one can taste the freshness of the ingredients and the delicately flavored spices.

We later learned that the chef Anne Somerville specifically designed the menu for vegan taste buds and a lot of the organic produce used in the cooking comes from a Green Gulch farms in the Marin headlands.

Lastly, the dishes seem a little too pricey $16-$25 for entrees and the portions are medium.

Greens was indeed a unique eating experience in the city and will be a nice dining venue for special occasions.

12 comments:

Spillay said...

The meal looks really yummy and the place delightful :). I hope that you had an enjoyable evening...

Spillay
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Priya said...

Seems like a great place and you guys had a wonderful dinner! the dish looks so yum.

na_an said...

looks quite interesting...as long as there is something different and tasty, I think it is worth trying out...:-)

Cham said...

Is that couscous, such a big grain i thought barley. I guess u had an memorable night in SFO :)

Moonshine said...

wow...looks like you had a great night out!

Njoi!

M

Me too said...

Green start to the new year!! You go, girl!! ;)

Me said...

the place looks empty...did you guys hit the restaurant very early?

UL said...

did i comment already? looks yum, fab pics..

Uma said...

I don't what happened to my previous comment!

Greens looks like a nice restaurant to dine in. Hope you had a good time there. Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

Sachita(india) said...

You went to Greens!!!!
God knows, how long that place has been on my list.

Nice Nice, real nice:)

Sachita(india) said...

And a big big sorry for forgetting your Birthday!
bummer.

mitr_bayarea said...

All-

Thanks for the wishes...

ul- the pics. were taken off the web, not during our visit.

sachita- cool..no worries :)