Renowned Californian-French eatery
American · North Beach · $$$$
The Zagat Review
"Food is an art form" at this North Beach leader in Californian-French "culinary mastery" , where patrons savor "cutting-edge" , seafood-centric tasting menus ( "each plate is like a little masterpiece" ) while "being pampered" by "impeccable" servers in a "quiet, refined" setting; the "very high price point" is no surprise, but it’s "worth emptying your wallet" for such a "truly bucket-list type of place."
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
location 373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA phone +1 415-393-9000 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
Tasting menus only
Insider Tip
Splurge on superb wine pairings with dinner that may include beers, sake and other surprises.
Known For
Private rooms
Celebrity chef
Special occasions
Zagat Mentions of COI
Google Reviews
The most amazing food I've ever had in the whole of my life - easily and definitively. The staff are brilliant. The wine pairing is a must - they crushed it. Beer and asparagus! Incredible!
David Kerr · April 15, 2018
Absolutely spectacular!! Definatly a 3 Star experience. The food...the food...amazing! The staff, impeccable. The wine pairing, delectable. The best part of the evening was the desert. Divine! Well worth it.
Maureen Redfern · March 18, 2018
For the caliber of restaurant that COI is, I have to be really tough grading - which is why you see only four stars. But make no mistake, you should still pay this amazing restaurant a visit! Staff is always the make-or-break of a restaurant and it is no different at COI. The staff looks to see that you are coming. They open doors for you, take your coat, and treat you as an old friend coming back to visit. The space is very chic - it almost feels sci-fi with slit windows between dining spaces, outdoors, and the kitchen. The tree-slab tabletops bring a richness and humanity back , making the scene feel more like a log cabin. The meal feels like all the passion for quality that you can *see* the staff put into it. The dishes shine from sheer execution (such as a *perfectly* cooked duck) or vibrant and unique flavors like the fish and chicken heart reduction, the meat pie, or the duck pastry. There are things to be had at COI that will delight you and surprise you. As of this writing, this restaurant has earned three Michelin stars - so I know the staff has the passion to be worthy of them. As a gesture of respect to the great work of this staff, I will offer some observations: The first dish - while beautiful and delicious - was difficult to eat. It squished in my fingers and the staff had to bring me a hot towel. During dessert, the drinks did not arrive before the food - or at the same time. As a very minor suggestion as a guest, I would ask for a just a bit more advice to diners how to eat a dish and/or greater simplicity in preparation. I recommend making a stop at COI. You'll have a wonderful evening with a friendly and warm staff. There's a parking lot next door, though I strongly recommend taking Uber. San Francisco can be chilly, so be sure to bring a warm layer. Pavement can be uneven in this part of the city so ladies in heels - be careful!
Graham Trummell · March 19, 2018