We were staying at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, and so we popped in for breakfast on our last morning.
A really nice spot with a touch of style. Friendly staff with a relaxed attitude.
Food was made even tastier by the fact that we had $20 in vouchers to spend at the place, which cut the price of the bill in half.
Favorite Dish: I went for the delicious, "CORNED BEEF HASH" - two poached eggs, potatoes, red onion, stewed peppers, and Nicola went dor the equally lovely "BENEDICT" - poached eggs, whole wheat English muffin, Canadian bacon, hollandaise, pan fried potatoes.
This is a beautiful restaurant that manages to be bustling and comfortable at the same time. I remember it as a very satisfactory experience in every way. Not a 'gourmet' as Oritalia -- but pretty darn good!
Favorite Dish: parpadelle with a creamy wild mushroom sauce
"Scala's Bistro is wonderful," Says Jim Wood of the San Francisco Examiner, "the food is super, the ambience is just about perfect..." The Chronicle's Michael Bauer agrees. "The way the service, food and ambience come together makes it obvious why the restaurant is capturing crowds..."
Mediterranean tiles, and a fiery open kitchen that gave off the restorative aromas of roast chicken, lamb and pork."
San Francisco CitySearch recommends the atmosphere, too. "Soaring ceilings with elaborate pewter-painted plasterwork, mahogany wainscoting and butter-colored beaded lampshades make for a very convincing reproduction of a Parisian bistro, while hordes of high-end diners make for a near-roaring, feel-good atmosphere. As for the food, CitySearch tells its users, "The expansive menu offers enormous portions of traditional French and Italian fare, expertly prepared with fresh ingredients, entrees shine..."
Fodors.com calls Scala's Bistro "one of downtown's most attractive destinations, while Frommer's declares: "With just the right balance of elegance and informality, it's a perfect place to have some fun (and apparently most people do)."
Scala's Bistro is a true San Francisco original. Come see what locals, tourists, shoppers and theatergoers are all buzzing about and create a little buzz of your own.
Scala's Bistro welcomes a new executive chef, interpreting classic Italian and French favorites
Favorite Dish: Lamb Shank Confit, Basil Jus, Mimi's Hot Fudge Sauce, the best!!