3621 18th St. (between Guerrero & Dolores)
San Francisco, CA 94110
hours: Sun-Thurs 5:30-10pm, Fri & Sat 5:30-11pm
Beer and Wine only
The staff at Delfina used to wear t-shirts that said "Don't
be afraid of your food." Fearless they were, with inventive
recipes prepared to perfection. They offered an exciting dinner
in a low key, hipster-class environment.
Two years ago they traded in their motto. They're still mildy
creative, but perhaps a little...afraid of their food. It's
not so bad though. The chefs, however fearful, do a great job
with the menu they have.
Crowded, loud, small and busy. Always busy.
Small and somewhat consistent. The chicken and steak are always
there to appease the fearful. They offer a few nightly specials,
often duck and fish. Entrees range $12-$20.
In the food department, arguably the most important one, they've
still got it. There isn't an item on the menu you could go wrong
Friendly, beautiful and occasionally distracted.
Reservations: Strongly suggested.
If I'd never been here before, I would likely ranked it higher;
however, I feel a sense of complacency has settled in.
Reviewed : Oct 2003