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Ame - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
1018 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Located on Mission St, San Francisco, California, Ame Restaurant welcomes guests to enjoy a variety of Asian-inspired delicacies, in a sophisticated and relaxed setting. Serving up a combination of seafood, Japanese, gluten-free and Asian dishes, the Ame Restaurant has developed a diverse and extensive menu for guests to enjoy. Well-known dishes include grilled Brandt Family Ranch New York strip steak with crispy Yukon gold potatoes, "Chawan-Mushi" a Japanese savory custard and grilled Maine lobster tail with hokkaido scallops and cuttlefish on risotto nero. The Ame Restaurant has been decorated with sleek furnishings, including metal rails, exposed wine racks, large mirrors and contemporary artwork.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dining Room: Monday - Thursday 6PM - 9:30PM Fridays and Saturdays 5:30PM - 10PM Bar and Lounge: Sunday - Thursday 12PM - 12AM Fridays and Saturdays 12PM - 1AM
  • Phone number
    (415) 284-4040
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Yosuke Machida
  • Catering
    Able to accommodate up to 80 people for Private Luncheons upon request<br />Dinner Events for up to 40 people<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Ame can accommodate parties up to 32 people in our private dining room for dinner. Parties of up to 80 can be accommodated for private lunches. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Candace Curtin: (415) 284-4040
  • Neighbourhood
    SOMA
  • Cross Street
    Third Street - Valet entrance is on Minna Street
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is offered through the St. Regis Hotel located at 125 Third Street. The entrance to the hotel is on Minna Street at the corner of Third Street. We validate for diners at a rate of $20 for the first 3 hours. Additional charges apply after 3 hours.
  • Public Transit
    Montgomery is the closest BART Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 1,018 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience

NoiseModerate

1,018 Reviews
  1. LoriL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing venue with stellar food. The service was among the best experiences we have ever had. Ame defines SFO as some of the best dining experiences in the world.

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  2. Joseph

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the tasting menu with wine pairings. One of the best meals I've ever had.

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  3. Katarina

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you miss Ame before it closes at the end of February 2016, you will have missed a real gem of the San Francisco dining scene. The cod entree is one of the best in the world and should without a doubt be the one you try! We hate to see this elegant, quiet corner go away.

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  4. camptontaj

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been to Ame a few times over the past years and they are consistently excellent. Excellent service. A menu that has a few old favorites but changes enough to feel fresh each time. Ambiance that you can take your significant other to as well as have a business meeting. And a large wine selection to fit anyone's taste, but know that you can do some serious damage on the budget while selecting wines.

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  5. shawnn

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was excellent and my guest enjoyed it all. That's perfect!

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  6. Outstanding

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The Michelin star was the draw and while the meal was good, it should have been better. Certainly not worth a flight to San Francisco. Upon being seated I noticed that not only was the chair fabric worn, my seat was actually torn through with stuffing exposed. I looked around and saw other chairs whose dark brown wood stain and varnish were chipped to expose blond wood inside. As hosts for the evening we were already uncomfortable inviting guests to a place that looked a bit long in the tooth. We ordered the tasting menu for ourselves and our guests with wine/sake pairings. It seemed the best way to get a variety of tastes and allow the restaurant to shine. It was really meh - favors were subdued and unimaginative. The ceviche was drab - neither spicy nor citrus, just a couple of pieces of fish with some decoration to make it look much more than the taste delivered. The tasting menu version of the house special black cod comes without the famous dumpling. Why? The flavor was really not special - just tender cod in broth with carrots and some greens. We also had the lobster and scallop which had a nice sauce, but it was too late in the otherwise dull meal to impress. We ordered 4 of the five desserts that were nice. Just nice. Service was attentive but far too informal for a restaurant of this stature. The fire alarm with strobe lights that our server dismissed with, "Oh, it happens all the time" was perhaps beyond their control, but it didn't help. Again, why do they have the star? Fusion when done well is fabulous. This was ok, but just ok. No idea why they have the Michelin star. No reason to travel to San Francisco for this one. Sorry.

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  7. Bryan

    New York City

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Went on a recommendation and knew it had a Michelin star. Dinner was good or about what you would expect at any very good restaurant. I don't think anything from the food to the ambiance was exceptional. The sashimi salad was great. My wife's butternut squash soup was iffy. The dinners, steak and roasted pork were both well presented and prepared. The ambiance was sub-par - not filled on the Saturday before the SuperBowl and cavernous. I guess I expected a bit more - it was good, not great.

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  8. AliciaL

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scallops ruined the entire meal. Very fishy and not delicious. Presentation of them were pretty. The anchovy chip was pretty cheesy and cheap.

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  9. Allenrzz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The black cod is fantastic, mellow taste. NY strip is just so so, not so special. Must try the dessert!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perhaps the best restaurant I have ever been to. That says a lot because I travel all over the world, including Tokyo and Paris. Keiko, the chef, should be an "Iron Chef". Incredibly unique food with complex textures and flavored perfectly blended for a palate pleasing experience you will never forget. Her husband, the maitre d and sommelier, knows his wine, including a fantastic and smooth sake from Japan and a vintage wine he made himself while a winemaker in California. You must go to this romantic 7-table restaurant.

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689 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Third Street - Valet entrance is on Minna Street
  • Neighbourhood
    SOMA
  • Hours of Operation
    Dining Room: Monday - Thursday 6PM - 9:30PM Fridays and Saturdays 5:30PM - 10PM Bar and Lounge: Sunday - Thursday 12PM - 12AM Fridays and Saturdays 12PM - 1AM
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is offered through the St. Regis Hotel located at 125 Third Street. The entrance to the hotel is on Minna Street at the corner of Third Street. We validate for diners at a rate of $20 for the first 3 hours. Additional charges apply after 3 hours.
  • Public Transit
    Montgomery is the closest BART Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Yosuke Machida
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 284-4040
  • Catering
    Able to accommodate up to 80 people for Private Luncheons upon request<br />Dinner Events for up to 40 people<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Ame can accommodate parties up to 32 people in our private dining room for dinner. Parties of up to 80 can be accommodated for private lunches. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Candace Curtin: (415) 284-4040
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