Canteen, the tiny Nob Hill diner, has one of the biggest cult followings of all places to eat in San Francisco. After all, where else but San Francisco can you pull up a stool at a seven-seater green Formica counter and order a gourmet breakfast from an expert cook? Acclaimed chef/owner Dennis Leary (of Rubicon fame) is personally slinging corned beef hash and well-seasoned home fries in an open galley kitchen inside what can only be called a minimalist diner with maximal fare. With only 20 seats in the bare-bones restaurant, reservations for dinner are tough to nab, and the wait at brunch is well-known around town. But taking the time to sip an espresso in the lounge is worth the feeling of going back home, only with much better food. To say that Canteen serves impeccable comfort cuisine in an industrial-chic diner atmosphere is an understatement. Come first for the hype and again for the food.
Please note; They serve PRIX-FIXE DINNERS on TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.
They serve A LA CARTE DINNERS on WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, and FRIDAY