Opened in December of last year, Alta CA is yet another new upscale restaurant appearing in the quickly gentrifying Civic Center District of San Francisco. We recently paid a visit to Daniel Patterson’s co-owned establishment to judge whether the food, ambiance and service matched its 3 dollar prices. Below is a run-through of our experience.
Curious George – Whisky, Dill, Lemon and Smoked Egg Whites
Acorn Squash Soup – Smoked Chili, Pumpkin Seed
Pacific Black Cod – Broccoli, Black Garlic, Dumplings and Meyer Lemon
Braised Beef – Gigante Beans, Kale and Anchovy
The Malted: Rocky Road – Swirl, Pine, Marshmallow, Walnuts and Malt Balls
Despite some flaws we were generally pleased with the ambiance, entrees and service. The $105 bill (including tip) seemed in-line with the quality of our entrees. Our only gripes were the slightly dried out beef and soft served ice cream dessert that might be inappropriate for the targeted price league.