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199 Gough Street
Cuisine: Updated, modern Mediterranean
Pluses: Definitely "not the same old Mediterranean food" with a cadre of "informative and friendly" waiters who deftly explain the "interesting combos". Zagat Guide
Prices: Moderate: appetizers: $5-16; entrees: $16-24; desserts $6.50
Dinner nightly (except Monday), starting at 5:00PM, until 11:00PM weekends
Credit Cards: Amex, VISA, MC, Diners, Discover, Carte Blanche, JCB
Reservations strongly suggested
Don't Miss:. Regular or Vegetarian Mezza Platters to share. Anything with Lamb. Unusual Dessert Combos such as Sesame Napoleon With Dried Cherries, Apricots, Mascarpone And Orange-Cardamom Syrup or Paul K’s Totally Decadent Sundae With Toasted Almond Ice Cream, Chocolate & Caramel Sauces, Whipped Cream & Toasted Almonds. Full premium bar and a sexy, inventive wine list describing selections by taste style
Think of Paul K as a secret weapon that gets better all the time. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, Paul K's casual chic decor, intimate atmosphere and adventurous cuisine continue to make it an ideal spot for impressing friends, clients or a date. This small but airy restaurant on the corner of Gough and Oak in San Francisco’s Civic Center area will win you over with a refined but relaxed service ethic and a Mediterranean-based cuisine leavened by delicate flavor combinations and meticulous — but not fussy — attention to presentation.
Appetizers include creative use of ingredients such as Steamed P.E.I. Mussels With Fennel, Garlic & Dried Persian Lime ; Shrimp & White Bean Salad With Hard Boiled Egg, Olives, Dukkah ; Falafel With Eggplant Puree And Pomegranate-Mint Dressing and Pomegranate Braised Lamb Riblets With Garlic Yogurt. Entrees feature unusual flavorings combined in wonderfully delicious ways to tantalize the palate. We can think of Pan Roasted Corvina Sea Bas with Lacinato Kale, Flageolet Beans & Oregano Vinaigrette ; Syrian Spiced Duck Breast With Lentils; Ragu of Duck Confit, Frisee, Oyster Mushrooms, Pomegranate Molasses; and Grilled Prime Ribeye with Chili Harissa, Wilted Greens, Fried Shoestring Potatoes to name a few tantalizing offerings.
Close proximity to Opera House, Symphony, Ballet and Orpheum Theatre