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The Stinking Rose: garlic wine sounds good, tastes bad!
the stinkin rose was the best place we ate at in all of san francisco. the whole "garlic theme" of this restaurant might scare off the timid, but its worth the 48 hrs of bad breath afterwards.
Favorite Dish: the garlic clove appettizer is a MUST, its a wonder that no one else has copied this wonderful idea. at first i was hesitant to putting an entire garlic clove in my mouth, but when the 1st i put on my roll practically melted, i tossed caution to the wind and gobbled up as much as i could before i ran out of bread. i had the 40 clove garlic chicken which came with a side of the garlic mashed potatos, it was great. she had the garlic and chicken pizza which was on an oblong shaped dough, also highly recommended. and to top it all off, the garlic ice cream was not anywhere near as bad as i thought it would be.. another highly recommended item on the menu... hopefully this restaurant will make it all the way out to the east coast, im gonna try to make the sauteed garlic for dinner, wish me luck
The Stinking Rose: If you love garlic...
Cute place.. went there for lunch... they should have a lunch menu... portions are on the small side for the price... but the rolls and garlic spread they start you off with fill you fast! (and the bread and spread alone were worth the trip!)
Favorite Dish: BBQ chicken and garlic pizza! 5 stars
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The Stinking Rose: Garlic ice-cream!!!
To round off our garlic meal, we decided to try the garlic ice-cream. On first taste, it tasted OK, but then you can really taste the garlic. We couldn't finish it, even though we were sharing one portion amongst the three of us.
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The Stinking Rose: The Garlic Gods
This is a very popular restaurant that has a family friendly approach to food. Everything on the menu has garlic, but you can order things 'Vampire Fare', which is sans garlic if you're not a fan. They also have a very large selection of vegetarian dishes. It has kind of a California meets Italy approach to food that will leave you dreaming of more for weeks to come.
Favorite Dish: There are several items that, if the right cook does them, it's near orgasmic. Here are some of the best dishes:
The lasagne with wild mushrooms, roasted eggplant, peppers and onions, spinach, mozzarella & of course garlic.
If you are an olive fan like my mum, then I'd go for the marinated Garlic Olives as a side dish. They go very well with the Lemon-baked Atlantic Salmon thats covered in a garlicky caper sauce.
But my favourite is the Neon Ravioli. It's multicoloured raviolis filled with roasted garlic, caramelised onions, cheese, and potatoes in a creamy basil sauce... I'm salivating just thinking about it.
But wait, there's still desert... Have you ever had garlic ice cream? No? Well then be sure to try it at the Stinking Rose.
Stinking Rose: the place for...
Stinking Rose: the place for GARLIC GARLIC GARLIC.
Garlic and vampires - who could ask for anything more?
Favorite Dish: I usually start with a nice bowl of garlic chili, Bagna Calda (garlic roasted with anchovies), followed by either some baby back ribs (with garlic barbeque sauce) or Silence of the Lamb Shank and finishing with a serving of garlic ice-cream. ANYONE WANNA KISS?
The Stinking Rose: You like garlic? Come here
This place's specialty is the wonderful stinking rose, the bulb of garlic. You can get it for appetizers, for meals and even for dessert!
Favorite Dish: I had the garlic pasta. It was delicious and they do give you a large portion. I enjoyed it a lot. I was so full that I didnt have time to try the garlic ice cream.
The Stinking Rose: A tribute to Garlic
Vampires beware of hungry tourists lining up for all the garlic they can get at this North Beach mainstay.
Favorite Dish: Must try the sauteed garlic cloves with Italian bread.
Any of the pasta dishes are a good bet.
The Stinking Rose Restaurant: The Stinking Rose Restaurant
Favorite Dish: 'We Season Our Garlic With Food!'
That's the restaurant's motto and you kinda get the idea....everything that we ordered tasted Great but we especially loved the garlic in olive oil that was superb with the bread...yummy!
The Stinking Rose is an odd...
The Stinking Rose is an odd place. Everything smells of garlic and so will you if you go there. It's on Columbus Avenue between Chinatown and Little Italy. I think it is on the 300 block (side of the street with odd house numbers).
The Stinking Rose: The Stinking Rose
A friend recommended this restaurant to me and I would highly pass on the recommendation. My sister and I went to this eclectic and unique Italian restaurant. We split a great bottle of reasonably priced wine and ate a wonderful dinner. There is a wide variety of food all infused with garlic. There is garlic, garlic and more garlic. A little tipsy at the end of the night we caught a taxi back to our hotel. We hoped in the back the the driver said, let me guess you all just ate at The Stinking Rose!
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The Stinking Rose (italian);...
The Stinking Rose (italian); kitaro (japanese cheap but good sushi); nob hill cafe (italian); cafe du nord; cafe riggio (italian); crispy cream (amazing donut shop in union city, yes it is a bit far away); IN-N-OUT (amazing fast food found everywhere round the bay area except within SF) AND YOU **MUST*** TRY AUTHENTIC Yummy MEXICAN FOOD FROM ANY SHOP ALONG MISSION STREET. THESE SUCK: most chinese restaurants, equinox, TGIF.
The Stinking Rose: The Garlic Haven
The ambience is relaxed and is probably inspired by an Italian theme. Service is very proficient, the tables are slightly small though! There is a really cool quote on the menu that states :"We season our garlic with food"
Favorite Dish: Silence of the Lamb Shank (20 dollars) is an amazing example of the restaurant's cuisine. The taste is intense and the garlic really complements the meat. When I visited it was cooked just perfectly.
Also if you would like to try something different, try the garlic ice-cream... its very nice.
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The Stinking Rose: If you like garlic...
We had read and heard a lot about The Stinking Rose, and were very excited to try it. We even stopped in Gilroy during our vacation, so you know garlic is a big deal to us! It's low key, expensive, and everything we ate was pretty good. We shared the sauteed garlic appetizer (one order is enough for 5-6 people), which was fantastic, as was the home made "garlic pesto" that was on every table. I had the ribs with garlic mashed potatoes, she had a pasta dish and both were solid if not fantastic. I would reccomend the place to anyone who loves garlic purely based on "kitsch value". Not that the food isn't good, it is, but this place is really a mecca for garlic lovers.
Favorite Dish: I had the garlic encrusted ribs, which were good but didn't knock me out as being very garlicky. The meat fell off the bone and I definately didnt need to chew the bones at all.
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The Stinking Rose: This place stinks
Well, it literally stinks from the garlic that they serve, but overall it is an average experience.
Food - bad
Had their panzanella salad, which consisted of tomato, onion, rostini, pine nut and garlic balsamic vinaigrette. It was too sour for me to enjoy it and also too wet. The other people in the group had their pizza and their ink linguine with clams and none of them had anything good to say about their food either.
Ambiance - good
Tables are separated by draperies that makes an intimate, cozy dining area.
Service - average
Nothing to complain but nothing to rave about either
Price - average
At about $25 - $30 per person it is pretty much the 'market' rate for restaurants along the Columbus Avenue.
Overall - average
There's nothing wrong with this restaurant but its problems lie with the fact that there's so much hype around it that when I got there I couldn't help feel 'well, this is it??'
The Stinking Rose: A must for garlic-lovers!
We went here on a whim, had heard nothing about it beforehand. WOW! Lovers of garlic and good food should definitely make a stop here. It was packed and we arrived just in time to be seated so I didn't get much time to look around. We sat upstairs and outside on a tiny patio (not much of a view, but great all the same).
As their website indicates, their Bagna Calda is an appetizer must and is their signature dish. Oven roasted garlic cloves in extra virgin olive oil and butter with a hint of anchovy, served in a piping hot iron skillet. It was yummy!
Our meals were also tasty and we were soooo full!
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