Prelude at the Opera House - Lower Level

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Eine Nacht in der Oper oder im Ballett ist ein elegantes Ereignis, das ein bemerkenswertes kulinarisches Erlebnis verdient. Die wunderschöne Umgebung eignet sich ideal für ein Essen vor dem Spektakel im War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. Das Restaurant liegt auf der unteren Ebene der Oper War Memorial Opera House und nimmt gerne Ihre Reservierung entgegen. Es werden Speisen vom Buffet oder À-la-carte-Gerichte angeboten, wobei die Beginnzeit der Aufführung für alle Besucher im Vordergrund steht. Das Restaurant hat eine saisonal wechselnde Speisekarte, kauft regional angebaute Produkte ein und bietet Kombinationen des Kochs. Die gehobene und romantische Szene, in der sich das Restaurant befindet, passt zu seiner kulinarischen Spitzenleistung und vervollkommnet das große Erlebnis eines Besuchs in der Oper.

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4.0Basierend auf kürzlich erfolgten Ratings
3.9
Essen
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambiente
3.4
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Popper
San Diego
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 6. März 2020
Gesamt3Essen3Service4Ambiente2

Service was attentive and friendly. Buffet was tasty, especially the salad options. Desserts were excellent. Greater variety is needed. Expecting to experience a little something different.

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Luke
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 6. März 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Super convenient. Great food and outstanding service. Always a pleasure!

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IneseL
San Francisco
6 Bewertungen
Besucht am 23. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente5

2/23 lovely and so convenient for performances.

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JosephB
Tahoe
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 23. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen3Service4Ambiente4

Service accomplished and professional as usual. Cocktails excellent, including a masterful
Vieux Carre reminiscent of New Orleans. Crab Louis salad was fresh and bountiful, but would have welcomed just a bit more of the in-season, delectable Dungeness itself.
Appreciated being seated at Table 54 with waiter Luis.

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vipPB29JAN
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 22. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen3Service5Ambiente3

Food not as good as Patina catering.
Tables too close together. Had two girls practically in our laps - chatting loudly.
Service still excellent.

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NelsonB
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 22. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

The parking around the Veterans Building can be tough but getting there at 6 pm to dine downstairs at the Opera house before the ballet makes it much easier to park; especially if the symphony or other events are going on the same night.

Also the ease of just finishing your dinner and a final sip on your wine and just visiting the nearby restroom and then sauntering upstairs to my seat is quite seamless and relaxing.

I almost always get the buffet instead of a la carte because the variety is good and so is the food. And I get to pick my portion sizes; more of what I like and less of what I don't. :-)

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Mikey
San Francisco
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 22. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Excellent service, wonderful food and food variety, reasonable price, very pleasant, unique setting. For what more could one ask?

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vipjanesings
San Francisco
158 Bewertungen
Besucht am 22. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen3Service3Ambiente4

Nice, As Always! The food and service are good, and the location is convenient when attending events in the Opera House.

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vipDeborah
San Francisco
15 Bewertungen
Besucht am 21. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente4

Always enjoyable, buffet excellent, food fresh, live the carving station. So convenient if going to the ballet or opera.

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vipJoanneV
San Francisco
27 Bewertungen
Besucht am 20. Februar 2020
Gesamt3Essen3Service4Ambiente2

Convenient with pleasant service, but very expensive for a marginal buffet.

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vipJnJK
San Francisco
49 Bewertungen
Besucht am 19. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente4

The buffet as always was excellent but expensive. WIne is simply outrageous in price. Cheese is offered along with dried fruits and grapes. I think the cheese selection is very poor; mostly lacking in flavor. As alway there is no expresso because they are frightened of the high demand at the intermissions. We not just offer it at dinner?

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eats2well
San Francisco
22 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente4

The buffet was very good. Excellent salads,roast vegetables and sugar snap peas. Perfectly cooked roast sliced to order. Ala carte short rib was large and very rich. The polenta and carrots were better than last time. A sweet at the buffet to end things would have been nice but fruit and cheese were the only offering.

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vipEstB
San Francisco
40 Bewertungen
Besucht am 18. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen3Service5Ambiente4

Convenient for ballet or opera, food mediocre
Salads soggy, warm veggies too oily, main courses ok

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vipNapaKat
San Francisco
49 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente4

Going to Prelude before the Ballet rounded out a special afternoon for me and my friend. It reminds us of the wonderful history of San Francisco.

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KathleenR
San Francisco
10 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

We loved Red and her wonderful welcome s as bd service. The meal was delicious and the drinks tasty. It was fun to return at intermission for an Irish coffee and dessert. Four stars! Even five!

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SaraV
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 15. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

We come here for most of the ballet season. Loved the Valentine's menu this time around. The heart shaped pasta was great! Noticed the sherry/port menu has shrunken. Still had great cheese and aperitifs!

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NelsonB
San Francisco
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. Februar 2020
Gesamt3Essen4Service1Ambiente4

Getting to the opera house at 6 pm to have a leisurely dinner before the ballet and then just walking up one flight to the performance is quite civilized and easy.

The buffet is always great and there are always things that I enjoy.

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Gigi
San Francisco
24 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente3

We weren’t very happy with the table we were seated at. It was in the space between the dining room and the bar, not in the bar, and not in the a Dining Room. I don’t think the hostess should seat a couple there until all the other good seating is filled up, which clearly wasn’t the case when we arrived.

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philaReviewer
Philadelphia
8 Bewertungen
Besucht am 14. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen5Service3Ambiente5

I took my wife here on date night - we couldn’t figure out what was playing at the Opera House, so we came just for dinner at this restaurant and not for any accompanying show.

The food, drinks, and ambience were EXCELLENT - great wine selection and awesome food (we got the crepes and the duck confit, both of which we demolished). Quiet and easy to talk to others.

I’m giving this a 4-star review instead of 5-stars because the opera house staff (outside the restaurant) treated us like we were out of our minds for eating here without ballet tickets. They made us drop off our driver’s licenses as collateral and literally blocked us from walking around the magnificent lobby and instead accompanied us out of the building. Also, on the way in through the south entrance on Grove St, the greeter had no idea what restaurant we were talking about (so enter through the north entrance instead). Just felt weird - but once you get into the restaurant on the lower level, everything is amazing!

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Benjamin
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 13. Februar 2020
Gesamt1Essen3Service1Ambiente1

Waiters behave like kings and queens, are downright rude!

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vipRichardR
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 12. Februar 2020
Gesamt2Essen1Service3Ambiente3

The buffet on Wednesday night was definitely not up to par. I was very disappointed and am trying to see what other options are available. I notice that the dining area was very sparsely filled, so I assume that others have shared my disappointment.

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DavidGeorge
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 12. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen3Service5Ambiente5

The young woman at the host stand and our server were outstanding!

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Wizard
San Francisco
19 Bewertungen
Besucht am 12. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

The salad with the steak is wonderful..the steak med/rare, tender, tasty, sufficient quantity....the salad dressing also very good.I would have this item again....I might have added blue cheese to the salad to go with the steak and apple slices

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vipOpenTable-Gast
San Francisco
33 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. Februar 2020
Gesamt3Essen5Service5Ambiente3

Please support this pre-performance offering; it was very slow Tuesday night, at 6:30 pm. Very nice crab Louis salads and 2 wines for about $50 each isn’t bad. Service was excellent and we only had to park once.

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vipevero
Dublin
22 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service5Ambiente5

Very comfortable setting and able to talk without shouting. Martinis were perfect but pricey. My salad with salmon was great but my companion’s added chicken was dry as mine was last time. The service was perfect.

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AnitaS
Hawaii
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. Februar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service3Ambiente1

We were seated just outside the men’s bathroom!
Our dinner arrived before our cocktails.
The food was fine and server polite

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Cristinav
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 1. Februar 2020
Gesamt1Essen1Service1Ambiente2

Cold food, bad service... would never come here again

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vipOpenTable-Gast
Central Coast
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 1. Februar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Great. Buffet was excellent and Very convenient before show

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OpenTable-Gast
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 26. Januar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

HIGHLY recommend. It was a perfect way to start a lovely day at the ballet.

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OpenTable-Gast
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 26. Januar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Birthday for my Daughter & Grand daughter💐First time to Ballet ! Very Special Day❤️

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OpenTable-Gast
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 26. Januar 2020
Gesamt5Essen4Service5Ambiente5

Wonderful lunch before the ballet!!

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RobertP
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 25. Januar 2020
Gesamt2Essen1Service2Ambiente3

Ordered a la carte, got a cold pre-cut steak likely pulled from the buffet line and a room temp ahi tar tar. Girlfriend got cold shrimp and an appropriately hot short rib, which was the "highlight" of the meal. Really nothing special, but it was tender. Service was slow, which is probably why the food was all the wrong temperature. I believe they were short staffed, but it was abysmal. Definitely nowhere near the being worth what I paid for. I wanted to give it a shot for the convenience of being right in the hall, but I will never waste my money there again. If you are on the fence, the convenience factor does not outweigh the the poor quality and high price. Perhaps it would have been different for the buffet menu, but definitely not for a la carte.

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vipOpenTable-Gast
San Francisco
51 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. Januar 2020
Gesamt3Essen3Service3Ambiente4

The convenience is obviously excellent for Ballet attendees. Food is OK , nothing special and thus the value proposition is horrible!!! Two simple crab salads for $27 each is outrageous and then charging $3 for two small rolls is an insult. Starting with a Negroni at $17 is beyond cocktail prices at most good bars even in hotels. $48 for a buffet is likewise too high.

For Ballet subscribers as well as visitors this is a SF travesty. We would never go again unless prices changed. There are way too many good choices in the area.

This was gouging at its best.

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SaraV
San Francisco
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. Januar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Reliably wonderful. I especially liked our server who was the novel professional. We came back at intermission for strawberries and coffee, which is just a sensational perk of dining there!

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vipKathleenM
San Francisco
12 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. Januar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Food was exceptional and service was outstanding!!

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vipDeborah
San Francisco
16 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. Januar 2020
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente3

Although the buffet is always excellent, the carving station roast is ALWAYS TOO RARE. I think it should be roasted to a medium to medium on the ends to medium rare inside. It is borderline raw. I heard two others ask for something more medium, as well. The flavor was very good but too, too rare.

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LouiseC
Pittsburgh
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 23. Januar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente4

Very convenient, food is quite good. Gracious staff,

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RutaR
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 22. Januar 2020
Gesamt4Essen4Service4Ambiente4

Lovely place to eat before attending an event at the War Memorial Opera House.

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RobertL
Raum New York
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 21. Januar 2020
Gesamt1Essen1Service1Ambiente2

Not worth it. Expensive and unappetizing with very slow and careless service. You can do better and they should do better. Wait times are long, tables are jammed together. Only real benefit is marginal convenience.

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vipParsj
San Francisco
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 21. Januar 2020
Gesamt5Essen4Service5Ambiente5

Very convenient for a quiet meal before the ballet

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