San Francisco, CA 94108
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
I cannot say we enjoyed our meal. The po ...
I cannot say we enjoyed our meal. The potato leek soup was bland, mussels were tiny, smoked salmon cakes just did not taste good and the sauce on the fried chicken did not complement it well. The best part was the chocolate cake for dessert. Service was attentive, but it's not enough to go back.
I knew I was going to be in the neighbor ...
I knew I was going to be in the neighborhood for a gallery opening, so I used OpenTable's discovery feature to find Aliment. The reviews were positive, and the menu looked good. Upon entering, I was impressed by the decor and the friendly nature of the staff, but the projectors playing football games were a little confusing. Overall, the service was great (though our server sometimes had to be reminded of things), the food was GREAT, and the atmosphere was okay. I would recommend for a quick bite with friends, or a casual date.
Very limited menu. Didn't seem to unders ...
Very limited menu. Didn't seem to understand that if they served hot tea, serving ICED tea wasn't a big leap forward. Service was good. Restaurant is basically a bar with some tables. No decor or ambience to speak of. Food was adventurous and good, but very pricey for the quantity provided. Not a slam, but I'm unlikely to return.
I was disappointed this time around, my ...
I was disappointed this time around, my second time at this restaurant. My Gnocchi was cold and as I was with clients, wasn't able to send it back as I raved at how wonderful the restaurant was last year when I was in town. We enjoyed our wine and your wine selection, but the meal itself was less than what I remember last year. I travel from Vancouver to San Fran twice a year and was hoping for a consistent experience. Darn.
Have been here a number of times and hav ...
Have been here a number of times and have previously enjoyed the experience. Things seem off here now . Service feels disjointed and even a bit rude at moments. Food was ok on the whole (great pork chop) but my steak was very undercooked and under seasoned. I hope they can hit their stride again soon.
I was looking forward to trying this spo ...
I was looking forward to trying this spot. Chose it for a pre-theater dinner date. Our table was at the top of the stairs and not very private or quiet. The staff were constantly around us and it felt chaotic. The food was just okay. The beet salad had more greens than beets. The salmon cakes were well prepared but my date's mussels - mostly the broth - was just okay. The service was the biggest disappointment. The staff seemed spacey and overwhelmed. Drinks too way to long to arrive and the white wine seemed to have been stored improperly. It was not the right temperature and felt like it had been open a while. Not likely I'm going back. There are too many other choices.
Food quality was good. But at this price ...
Food quality was good. But at this price point, the service was severely lacking. For example, they let our glasses from multiple rounds of drinks pile up on the table without clearing them. Also, the room where we were eating (second level) was way too loud with two groups in it. There was no noise dampening. We had to raise our voices to talk with each other.
While I greatly appreciated being able to book a group reservation for this restaurant using OpenTable, I would not recommend this to a friend for a group experience. I would, however, consider returning for happy hour at the bar, as that seemed like a good option.
The service was great, but the food was ...
The service was great, but the food was overpriced for the quality. The salmon was far too salty, the drinks tasted like they were mixed by a frat boy, and they ran out of ravioli at 7:30! Our vegetarian members of our party couldnt order an entree because the ravioli was the only option.
Food was poor, unimaginative. Had a sal ...
Food was poor, unimaginative. Had a salad drowned in what appeared to be a mayo based dressing that was tasteless and crab cakes that were very salty with tasteless sauce. We did not finish either one and left ASAP.
We chose this restaurants because it was ...
We chose this restaurants because it was near the Masonic Theater where we were going to catch a show to celebrate our anniversary. When we ordered we told the waitress that we had 50 mins before we had to leave. Then for 30 mins we got nothing, the waitress was great and kept us updated and apologized, our order was misplaced. We got our food, brussel sprouts and butter salad were very good, the Korean Fried Chicken was average and the Pork Chops with green beans was salty. We never complained. The waitress apologized for the delay in our food and credited us for the appetizers which was very thoughtful. Overall it was an ok experience.
Imaginative and tasty handcrafted cockta ...
Imaginative and tasty handcrafted cocktails, attentive service. I tasted the spicy fried chicken, pork chops, burger, and salmon cakes entres. All were excellent. We had a great time. Deep fried Brussels Sprouts were a big hit at our table.
Very disappointed with Aliment's service ...
Very disappointed with Aliment's service and food quality. Took a group of 14 people here and would not recommend it. We were put in a room with 2 other parties and we could barely hear one another speak - the acoustics were awful. It took an hour for our food, an hour and a half for our soup and I had to speak to the wait staff and management four times to express my dissatisfaction. Never again.
I came 10 minutes early and thought I ...
I came 10 minutes early and thought I might be able to wait for my friend at my table. They didn't seat me saying the dining room was not open until 5:30- even though I could see two tables with diners. I ended up sitting at the bar with my friend. Later, I discovered that there was a happy hour menu that we did not receive. I felt lied to and duped. I was hoping this would be a good spot to go to when attending theater performances but clearly, I should consider the multitude of other restaurants in the area.
The gnochhi was great -- very creamy. Th ...
The gnochhi was great -- very creamy. The Korean fried chicken was good as well, if inauthentic. (Putting gochujang on top of normal friend chicken doesn't make it Korean fried chicken, man.) I had the burger, which was also good. Maybe not $16 good, but definitely good. The fries that came with the burger were a let down. (I'm unsure if this was the thrice-fried fries on their menu or a different sort of fries, though.) Service was a bit slow, probably because we were on the top floor.
What a perfect choice for a dinner with ...
What a perfect choice for a dinner with friends, especially if you're good enough friends to share. My favorite was the pastrami sliders - so tasty even if a bit messy. (I covered my napkin with mustard.) I also love the brussels sprouts. Everything was so good. Finished with basil panna cotta for dessert, which was creamy and not too sweet. I'm getting some more friends together and going back again!
The food was mediocre! Which was a surpr ...
The food was mediocre! Which was a surprise since I had been here before and the food used to be great.
The waitress was aloof not very friendly and a bit standoffish.
They sat us upstairs which was hot and the noise level was so high that we could not have a conversation.
Aliment is a wonderful place to celebrat ...
Aliment is a wonderful place to celebrate, bring a date or dine alone. The imaginative takes on traditional dishes always catches me by surprise and the wine list and service consistently exceed expectations as well. I have been going to Aliment for a few years now and the menu changes, but still never disappoints.
Aliment is operated like a bar that serv ...
Aliment is operated like a bar that serves food, not a restaurant that has a bar. Service is indifferent and a little too casual, and the restaurant chooses not to provide amenities. For example, we were served warm water without ice; we had to ask for ice. And there are no condiments on the table. We also had to ask for salt and pepper. The menu is very limited, but the food is quite good. If I wanted a light meal in the Union Square area, I would drop in, sit at the bar and order a beer and a small plate.
They did not have one healthy option in ...
They did not have one healthy option in their menu!!!
When I asked for the roasted chicken on the Aliment menu posted on Open Table, The waitress told me that I should have gone to their website instead as they do not update open table . What is the point then????? Then I asked for her to talk to the chef and see if he could grill any of their proteins and she said NO!!
We went to Aliment in search of local No ...
We went to Aliment in search of local Nob Hill eclectic restaurant. it is eclectic and some of the dishes are very special such as the duck small plate. The Pastrami Sliders were much too spicy.
The Gnocchi entree was the best. The Cab house wine was suprisingly very good. But deserts are disappointing. Espresso Coffee was excellent.
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