THE SLANTED DOOR, 1 Ferry Building #3, San Fransisco, CA 94111, 415-861-8032
I came with Angie years ago for lunch and remembered being impressed. This was my first dinner experience at The Slanted Door and at 5:45pm, it was already slammed. The four of us chose a side elevated booth hoping for less noise. What an extensive Riesling selection - NICE! We started with Rieslings for hubby and moi, Sauvignon Blanc for Roger and Michael stuck with cocktails.
BANANA LEAF WRAPPED LOCAL BLACK COD with kaffir lime, cilantro and thai chili, $26 - not Vietnamese at all, but delicious.
CELLOPHANE NOODLES with fresh dungeness crab meat, $18 - interesting tasty take on glass noodles and crab, Michael's favorite, great flavors, slinky noodles.
RODINI FARM BRUSSEL SPROUTS with black trumpet mushrooms, $11 - again, so un-Vietnamese, but fresh and fabulous.
Food was very good, but too Americanized for what I was expecting. Being so jam-packed, the dishes had no choice but to be served in a relaxed, no-fuss manner. We sat away from the crowd and still felt like we were screaming our way through dinner. When we were leaving, the bar lounge (even louder!) overflowed with people trying to get in. Wow, the hype! Very good, very clean, very expensive, very busy and very VERY LOUD.
The Slanted Door
Located inside the Ferry Building at the Pier.
1 Ferry Building #3
San Fransisco, CA 94111