Rich Table - Hayes Valley

Sometimes there are those nights when
you go to a restaurant with quite high expectations but you go home after the visit and you are even more impressed than you expected - that describes our first visit to Rich Table in Hayes Valley.
Rich Table isn’t an unknown restaurant in SF (and beyond) and has “produced” some well known chefs, like Brandon Rice from Ernest but for us the overall “package” was a great fit - ambience (lively, yet relaxed), food (New American/Californian - just order the “let the chef decide” menu which will give you a great overview of many of the dishes on the menu and is a lot of great food), service (professional, yet personal - we for example asked for slow-paced night and they handled it really great) to the cocktail program (creative, well balanced drinks)
We can’t wait to be back at Rich Table

Caviar, pao de queijo, smoked cream

Douglas fir lavain, house cultured butter

Oysters, hot sauce mignonette

Sardine chips, horseradish creme fraiche

Dried porcini doughnuts, raclette

Buttermilk panna cotta, apricot chamoy, chipotle popped sorgham

Watermelon, yoghurt, mint, salted black sesame

Elote little gem salad, charred corn, cotija, cilantro

Aged beef dumplings, homemade chili crunch

Burrata, sun gold tomatoes, camino vinaigrette, sesame wheat pan con tomate

Octopus tostada, pluot, jimmy nardello chimichurri

Marinated summer peppers, almond muhammara, olives, zucchini, flatbread

Red snapper, summer pico de gallo, salsa roja, jimmy nardello, refried beans

Curry fried rice, bay shrimps, green plums, pickled fresnos, cilantro

Tonnarelli sea urchin cacio e pepe, idiazabal

21 day dry aged rib eye, pole bean chimichurri, fried onions

Salted mint chocolate sable, milk ice cream, chocolate cremeux

Mixed melon granita, cucumber sherbet, salted black sesame