Under-the-Radar Excellence at the Richmond

A search for a particular dish led to a greater discovery for one hound. While on the hunt for affordable foie gras, calalilly and friends identified The Richmond as their target, and though the liver was as good as they'd hoped, the overall quality and value of the experience was such that calalilly can't believe more people aren't crowing about this restaurant.

The dish they were after was a mere $16.95 for a generous portion of perfectly seared foie served with homemade ravioli. The following dishes were equally excellent: The group enjoyed crab cakes, salmon, sea bass, and a nice medium-rare burger. An outstanding warm chocolate–peanut butter molten cake tied a bow around the meal.

When visiting several years ago, Eugene Park remembers noticing older first-growth Bordeaux on the wine menu, and wonders if the oenophile owner might have a "secret" menu of reserve wines to share with those who request it. For wine-lovers, it's probably worth asking.

The Richmond [Inner Richmond]
615 Balboa Street, San Francisco
415-379-8988

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