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Benu

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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (New)
  • 22 Hawthorne St, San Francisco CA94103 37.785402 -122.399068
  • (Btwn Howard & Folsom St)
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  • (415) 685-4860
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Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(415) 685-4860
Website:
www.benusf.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Tue-Sat: 5:30pm-10pm
Serves:
Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Benu

    Posted by Not impressed on 05/30/2011

    Never again

    This chef clearly believes he is something he is not. I found the whole restaurant to be pretentious and cold. Nicely presented food and creative wine list makes this place fair. I recommend other restaurants to dine in San Francisco and avoid feeling like a sucker after you leave benu. Eat here and you will be just another Corey lee groupie fawning after a chef who is not a big star chef but just a small man.

  • Benu

    Posted by jaded on 04/21/2011

    when less isn't more

    I'll try to be objective. We were seated in a cool (read cold) greige side room reminiscent of a large storage closet. The menu seemed thoroughly appealing. The presentation was minimalist but regrettably so was the food. A quenelle was rubbery, a companion's fish over cooked and what is the charm in under seasoned food if it is not uniquely flavorful of itself. One entree among the three was acceptable for a lauded chef but hardly stellar. There seems to be no natural hospitality about the place rather a hushed reverence for the "art" being presented. Frankly the emperor seems to be scantily clad.

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