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- 68%Luxury Travelers
- 61%Business Travelers
- 58%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (68)
- Slanted DoorAmbassadorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I am a little torn with my rating for Slanted Door. I have been a few times and while each time has been tasty, I think the food is a little overpriced. I think I liked it more on my first couple of visits because I had limited exposure to Vietnamese food at the time. The spring rolls are really amazing and a must order dish. I would skip the pho as the broth is kind of flavorless. The service can sometimes be a little pretentious, but I appreciate the directness of the staff. They also have some great beer selections on the menu. This place attracts quite the crowd so plan your reservations in advance or show up early at 5pm to snag missed reservations.
- Slanted DoorJul 05, 2012
Slanted Door is definitely a special-occasion kind of place: cute, pricey, and decent food in a cool atmosphere. When I went for a friend's birthday dinner, I was surprised to see cotton candy on the dessert menu and delighted to have a great view of the Bay Bridge. For Vietnamese food, I'd choose a pho house any day. But the sweet extras and friendly wait staff made it a fun spot for a celebration.
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 04, 2012
So good. The service level here is a just as good as the food. They always bring a couple freebies, especially if you're in a larger group. The desserts are not as good as the entrees - but still very inventive (like pineapple-coconut cotton candy!).
- Slanted DoorJul 04, 2012
Lovely view, nice decor and ambience, and consistently good food. Why 4 stars only? The price, which i'll get to later. Had dinner w/ my folks 2 years ago here. Got the standard: Imperial rolls, Green Papaya Salad, Claypot fish (I think they have claypot chicken now), and the Shaking Beef. Everything was super tasty and the service was excellent. Nice view as the sunset. The only issue is, you can get this same food in the south bay if you know where to go for about 1/2-1/3 the price. The shaking beef dish is $36, for instance! We were still hungry after our dinner, though our bill with drinks was over $100 for 3 people. You can get nearly the same food at the more casual branch "Out the Door", located in the SF Westfield Mall on Market St. But of course, what you don't get and what you are mostly paying for is the view and ambience. As long as that is what you want, you'll be happy. If you're all about the food and would rather be in your t-shirt, shorts, and old flip flops, i'd say check out Out the Door for a more economical bill.
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Feb 04, 2014
I liked this place well enough. I wish I had gone to the original branch back in the mission when I had the chance. It would have been amazing to have eaten there when the ex-president was there It's a little too upscale from now that it's at the ferry building...I like my food down to earth but I can still appreciate the designer plates and cutlery that it's served with. hahaha
The biggest thing that I recall about the place was the tea that we got - it grew in my cup......and grew and grew and grew...the tea itself wasn't half bad but coupled with good food and good service and good people....it made it a worthwhile experience.
;DRecommended for:Luxury Travelers
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
You would think that an over-hyped restaurant in a heavily touristed area might be worthy of the old Yogi Berra line, "It's so crowded, no one goes there anymore." Not true for Slanted Door. It's not my favorite Vietnamese place in the city (I love the gritty Tu Lan in the Tenderloin), but I do love the location in the Ferry Building and gorgeous views just as much as the food.
- Slanted DoorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 04, 2012
The space is open and sleek with large windows looking out to the bay. The shaking beef, claypot chicken, lemongrass tofu and tiger prawns are all delicious. For dessert, get the dark chocolate pot de creme and warm bourbon chocolate torte, both spoonfuls of heaven. Go with a group so you can try out a lot of different dishes.