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paul k

199 Gough Street
(415) 552-7132

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


Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

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