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
Aliment is always a pleasure. I have bee ...
Aliment is always a pleasure. I have been a regular in July for the last 3 years. The waitresses are service minded and very cool. The wine recommendation matches the food and the menu is never boring. The only thing I always miss is the rose pepper ice cream, but that is the flip side of a a restaurant that continue to the develop the menu.
Everyone's dish was salty, not flavorful ...
Everyone's dish was salty, not flavorful. Meats were over cooked. Dishes came out at different times. Waitress spoke so softly we could hardly hear her. This was very disappointing. I had been there before and enjoyed it but perhaps things have changed.
My third visit & friends first. Had a re ...
My third visit & friends first. Had a reservation way ahead. Arrived & was taken to a back table against a wall on mezzanine. Asked for a change & said only bar available. The lady bartender saved the day!!
Ordered a scotch; she offered a small
sample of a comparable Japanese product.
Gave us menu suggestions - made for a enjoyable experience after a slow start.
We visited Aliment on my birthday and b ...
We visited Aliment on my birthday and before the theater. Warm greeting and seated at a great table overlooking the bar and street. As per all the reviews, the Brussels sprouts were fabulous! Attentive service with no pretense and at a perfect pace. Will dine there again and recommend to everyone. Another plus was the very reasonable pricing!
Service was lacking. When we inquired ab ...
Service was lacking. When we inquired about beer, the server listed off a few different types of beer (porter, IPA, etc.)- not where they are from or any details. We were only checked on once despite there only being one other table in the upstairs area and had to ask for water refills. Food portions were small.
Aliment is a nice space. We were seated ...
Aliment is a nice space. We were seated upstairs and had a good view of the restaurant below. They were showing the Giants game on the big white wall opposite the bar, using a projector. Nice distraction if you're a fan. The menu is a bit limited but we found something we liked. The fried brussels sprouts are delicious, don't be put off by the description (which includes the words "fish sauce" and "caramel"). The porchetta, served with porcini (mushroom) risotto, was lovely as was the NY strip steak. The steak is almost $40 though so your enjoyment of it will depend on how flush you feel at that moment! Both were large portions as well. The service was good although there was a mistake on the check. The porchetta was priced $1 higher than the menu price. When we pointed it out, the waitress seemed put out and took her time to correct it. I wonder how many other diners overpaid. Their cocktails are expensive so go for the craft beer if you can stomach it. It was an okay experience but we'll probably try somewhere else next time.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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