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User Reviews (67 Reviews)
- Slanted DoorMember ofVegetarianLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Dec 31, 2013
As the signature restaurant inside the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace, you better believe Slanted Door is a foodie's dream. Melding Vietnamese traditional dishes with local ingredients, Slanted Door constantly gets high marks on its cuisine. However, the location is as good as the food. Book an early dinner reservation and come early to wander the ferry building for an hour or two.
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jul 05, 2013
The shaking beef is pretty good, as are the carpaccio, bahn nam, and crispy vegetarian imperial rolls. The place is almost always packed and the items can run out, but it's a cool restaurant. If you go for dinner, you can see the twinkling lights of the new art display on the Golden Gate Bridge (at least for the next few months).
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Apr 24, 2013
I hosted a couple of work colleagues here. One collegue is from Holland and before coming to see me, had spent 6 long weeks in Downtown Houston. His only request when I offered to take him to dinner, was to find a cool place in San Francisco with a nice view!
We started off with an order each of the the vegetarian spring rolls and crispy imperial roles. Our wait person also recommended a spicy red wine that the 3 adults very much enjoyed (poulsard, tissot, "sans soufre", arbois, france, 2005). This was a very good start.
For the main "family style" courses, my son chose the Anderson Ranch lamb sirloin, while the adults chose Niman Ranch shaking beef, stir-fried chicken, the caramelized tiger prawns, and rice for the table. It was a great combination for the group. All of it was delicious and finished off completely!
My friend Lisa had warned me that this place was a little noisy. It was, but we were seated in such a way that having our extended conversations was easy. I also thought that the service was excellent all around. Slanted Door was also kid friendly for my son. And when he inevitably got bored, he just went outside and in a full safe view through the window.
I think my Dutch friend got his wish, with a nice tour of the Ferry Building, scenic pictures of the lit up Bay Bridge on the water in his camera, and a great meal at Slanted Door as a bonus.Recommended for:Vegetarian
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 6Sep 16, 2013
Quintessential California Vietnamese restaurant. Good veggie options, too. Great bay views on nice days. Plan to take time before or after your meal to explore the other foodie booths throughout the Ferry Building.
- Slanted DoorJan 29, 2014
Charles Phan I believe is ethnic Vietnamese Chinese, but understands the fundamentals of Vietnamese cooking. However he is kind of like Martin Yan, more of a savvy businessman who understands his target demographic and fans. What he is doing, is somewhat similar to Martin Yan's approach, and that is to broaden the appeal of Vietnamese food but yet make it more palatable to a much wider audience. There is certainly nothing wrong with this approach, except that if you are hardcore about eating in Little Saigon (San Jose), the value proposition is just plainly not there. With that said, if you keep an open mind, the food here is decent, and in particular the HK milk tea is very fragrant and delicious (it's technically not a HK milk tea, but brewed in the spirit and style as such).
- Slanted DoorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsJan 02, 2014
Housed in a cool Ferry Building location on SF's Embarcadero, The Slanted Door is usually packed with diners enjoying some of the chicest Vietnamese fusion cuisine in the city. This is haute dining, and appropriately pricey, but the dishes - often using super-fresh, locally sourced ingredients, like the cellophane noodles with dungeness crab - are excellent. The bar has an especially great selection of crisp white wines, perfect for cutting the heat of some of the spicier dishes. Reservations highly recommended.
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Dec 26, 2013
Not only is the food always great, but you get terrific views of SF Bay. I stop in for lunch with a friend who uses a wheel chair, and the staff has always been really helpful getting us seated and comfortable. It can be a little pricey, but each dish is really carefully prepared.