Located on the corner of Bush and Mason, we are a friendly neighborhood restaurant serving chef driven cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. We strive to source our ingredients locally, make everything in house, and change our menu with the seasons so our diners always have new interesting dishes to look forward to. Join us for dinner and try a beer from our rotating taps and bottle list, or a glass of wine from our dynamic wine menu. We’re sure you’ll enjoy our unique and creative twist on classic American dishes.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Aliment can accommodate all your special event needs.
Aliment Ratings and Reviews
Good food. Good service. Relaxed Enjo ...
Good food. Good service. Relaxed Enjoy!
The food was exceptional. Quick and prof ...
The food was exceptional. Quick and professional service. We were seated upstairs which was a bit dark. Well worth it for the food.
Menu is limited. The squash and arrugula salad we very tasty and filling. Also had the trout specail which was also tasty. Wines by the glass are expensive but interesting.
First --we got a text asking to confirm our reservations. A little unusual and very annoying, but if that's their policy, ok. The food was unremarkable, a bit overpriced ($16 for tuna poke) and the wine list a bit confusing. What i found really interesting was the service--we had 2 waitresses, one was very sullen and aloof, the other was overly friendly and chatty, she was jumping in and out of our conversation and constantly asking if i wanted more drinks. When there was finally time for a check, neither one was interested in coming to our table. It did get crowded around 7 pm, so i guess it's a popular spot.
Great spot! Wish they would have dimmed ...
Great spot! Wish they would have dimmed the lights a little.
The restaurant was just so so. Food was ...
The restaurant was just so so. Food was OK. Service by tattood wait persons seemed out of place for a rather expensive restaurant. I had scallops and they were fine but three little scallops looked very lonely on the plate.
Aliment SF for dinner
We happened upon Aliment a couple of years ago during a visit to San Francisco. So, in our trip last week, we went out of our way to dine there again. The food and service continue to be excellent, with a unique menu (such as roasted brussels sprouts with fish sauce caramel and roasted kabocha squash salad with arugula and hazelnuts). My wife had the steak and I had the gnocchi. Both were outstanding.... and the leftovers were just as good on the plane home the next day. Never know who you will see there; the other table in our room included two well known jazz musicians out for a private evening. We recommend Aliment highly.
Really bad! Food is almost unedible, too ...
Really bad! Food is almost unedible, too much salt/no flavor at all! Don't go!!
my 3rd visit still very good - I look fo ...
my 3rd visit still very good - I look forward to my next visit
I was with a friend and service was good ...
I was with a friend and service was good and the ambience was nice. Red wine was served way too warm. Arugula squash salad was the highlight of the meal and was very good. The scallops were way too seasoned so that they tasted more like the sea Than like scallops. The steak did not look anything like a New York sirloin that I ever bought and the French fries although numerous were limp.get the picture?
I was expecting more. Thought the service, food, ambiance were all fair. Nothing memorable. Only had one evening for a dining experience in San Francisco, spent a lot of time looking at options, so my expectations were high. Don't think I would return or recommend in general
Great Food, Excellent Service
The food was to die for. I got the brussel sprouts, gnocchi, and burnt caramel chocolate ice cream...really really amazing! The service was on -top of it too. Loved every second and will be coming back!
The brussels sprouts is as good as the o ...
The brussels sprouts is as good as the other reviews have shared. We had grilled cheese with tomato soup and it was delicious. The homemade pasta were yummy. We look forward to going back again.
overall good, a little pricey though. I would recommend to a friend if I knew it were a special occasion.
Delicious and unpretentious
The service at Aliment was excellent; our waitress was prompt, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. The food we ordered ( Brussel sprouts, ricotta gnocchi , and hamburger) was all delicious and came out at a nice pace. I ordered a cocktail off their menu, and the waitress suggested a twist on it based on what we were talking about in terms of drink preferences. The ambience is simple, clean , and modern. All in all, a great place for a meal!
Delicious food and great cocktails. Orde ...
Delicious food and great cocktails. Order the Brussel sprouts! They are so tasty.
Waiter got my drink order completely wrong and still charged me for it. Gnocchi tasted like gum, mussels were fishy. Tomato soup and fries were good- I can make that at home
Greatfood, great service. Must have the brussel sprouts!
Booked this restaurant in the afternoon for the same night. Menu looked promising. Main room was quite noisy, luckily we were seated upstairs where it was more quiet. Service was okay, although a little more "warmth" would have been appreciated. Appetizers were good but hard to mess up (buffalo wings and squash salad). The entrees were disappointments. Pasta in two different dishes were overcooked and resulted in big clumps that didn't take the sauce well. The burger was very average for the price. Meat was overcooked and the whole thing didn't taste great. The restaurant wasn't terrible, but I would not return.
Asked to leave after 1:45 hours.
We were asked to leave after paying our check after having been there for an hour and a half. No problem, but the restaurant should allow 2 hour seatings. No one likes to be asked to get up and leave.
Very nice, as a solo diner in the city ...
Very nice, as a solo diner in the city for business, to eat at the bar. Comfortable, great food, good service.
Accepted a last minute reservation for e ...
Accepted a last minute reservation for eight. Staff was fantastic and the food was even better. Great place, great atmosphere, exquisite food.
Cocktails were amazing. Great bartender ...
Cocktails were amazing. Great bartender working with fresh ingredients. Had the steak med-rare. It was A-MAZE-ING!! I would have to say one of the best I have had in a long time!
Everything our party of 4 had was extremely tasty. The brussel sprouts are some of the best that we have ever had, the shrimp and grits are amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a little pricey so it might be great for a special occasion.
The food was all delicious, though maybe ...
The food was all delicious, though maybe a tad much on the spices and flavor. I would eat here again.
Excellent neighborhood spot near Union Sq
Last minute reservation for 6 visitors from Sweden & LA. Excellent service. Good variety of options for diverse tastes. Highly recommend brussel sprouts, mezcal-cured salmon, diver scallops, steak. Nice wine list as well.
An inventive menu and drink list in a mi ...
An inventive menu and drink list in a minimalist setting with no-nonsense wait staff made this an especially delightful evening on our recent trip to San Francisco. Often inventiveness can mask inferior food items, but the combinations here enhanced the individual flavors and created a sumptuous fusion.
Loved it; returned right away
I've been to Ailment twice -- on two trips to SF -- and recommend the brussels sprouts (with a fish oil caramel sauce glaze) and the steak. Both are sharable and a flavorful delight.
Hip, but not Too
Aliment was a pleasant surprise. Very good food, excellent service, attractive ambiance, delicious cocktails, and walking distance to ACT -- along with Saha, our new pre-theatre go-to!
A bit underwhelming, but I only had appetizers
I took my son here for dinner this weekend, expecting great cuisine based on the reviews I had read and must admit I was a but disappointed in everything but dessert. That said, we did not have entrees, and plenty of them sure looked delicious. However, the chicken appetizer was overly breaded and tasteless and the ribs were just ok as was the beet salad. However, the fried donut we shared for dessert was outstanding. The Cabernet the server recommended was delicious but I didn't get it until I asked a second time after our appetizers had been served, when I had ordered it right away before we even ordered food.
Great food and drinks. I'd say moderate ...
Great food and drinks. I'd say moderate food pricing and a bit expensive on drinks. We sat upstairs which was cool, right on the rail. Fun that they play 80s movies on silent while everyone is eating.
Wont be coming back
Ive always had mixed feeling about this restaurant, but this last time sealed the deal. I wont be coming back. Poor, rushed service, followed by uneatable food. Horrible experience all around.
The meat pasta was very generous in size ...
The meat pasta was very generous in size and delicious in taste!
Authentically Cool + Veggie Options
This place is classically cool not not splash in the pan cool. Just authentically classically cool. At aliment you can have nice conversations, original cocktails, and many veggie options. Be sure to order the Brussel sprouts. E N J O Y
Good restaurant for local eating scene
The limited menu was well prepared and interesting. You could order several small dishes to share. The roasted Brussel sprouts were amazing as was the lamb sirloin (both small plates). The gnocchi was also very interesting in preparation and flavor. The wine choices by glass were average. The cost was good value for price. No bread served. Decent service. If you sit on the second floor, service is challenging as they have to hand carry every dish up the stairs---but the dishes came in decent time and temperature despite this challenge.
Great food and environment
Squash salad was heavy but delicious. Gnocchi was some of the best I've ever had. Steak was tiny but melted in the mouth. Unique cocktails were also very well done.
Overpriced, and pork in everything
The servers were great, the ambiance was nice and the salads were really good. But this was just way overpriced for what we got in the entrees. Scallops meal was $24 and there were 3 scallops, a paste/puree, and nothing else. The chicken dish said it came with fingerling potatoes and there may have been one, cut up into small pieces. Another thing I wasn't a fan of was that seemingly every meal had pork (loin, chop, bacon, pancetta, etc.) in it. Really heavy stuff, but such is the trend in many of these hipster restaurants these days...
Good food, service, and presentation. Wa ...
Good food, service, and presentation. Was there on a first date and we both enjoyed it. Two steak dinners, two cocktails a piece, two appetizers around $200. Not bad. The steak is overpriced but delicious nonetheless . I would recommend this spot.
Loved the Food. Decor needs help.
The food at Aliment was great— fun and interesting, but the decor could use some work. Most of it is fine, but could use some tweaks. The banquettes looked like they belonged in a Holiday Inn. Also the restaurant was a bit chilly. Perhaps it was because we were seated near the door, but it didn't feel cozy. We had a terrible bottle of wine, which I probably should have sent back.
Enjoyed sitting in the balcony looking over the bar and restaurant scene on the first floor. Liked the food though the menu was somewhat limited, and the typeset was so light it was difficult to read. Waiter was helpful and friendly.
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