The Slanted Door
Modern Vietnamese fare on the waterfront
Vietnamese · Embarcadero · $$$
The Zagat Review
"All that it’s cracked up to be" , Charles Phan’s "vibrant" Embarcadero "icon" still draws "throngs" with its "outstanding" array of "contemporary" Vietnamese dishes fashioned from local, sustainable ingredients and an "interesting wine list" focused on German and Austrian whites; be sure to "make reservations" (or snag a seat at the bar), and don’t mind the "pricey" tabs and "deafening" din since it’s "hard to beat" the "stunning" Ferry Building berth overlooking the bay.
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
location Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA phone +1 415-861-8032 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
Crab cellophane noodles
Catfish claypot
Shaking beef
Insider Tip
With quality cocktails, the long bar is an easier stop-in for a few bites sans reservation, and an ideal Ferry Building break.
Known For
Great cocktails
Outdoor seating
Zagat Mentions of The Slanted Door
Google Reviews
I visited The Slanted Door during a recent work trip, and I was very impressed! I was very excited to see that they offer a good selection of non-alcoholic specialty drinks. I ordered a pineapple spritzer, which even looked pretty when it came out! It was the perfect mixture of pineapple, fizz, and mint. The shaking beef was also delicious, with flavorful tender beef and delicious lime sauce on the side. But, the real star of the meal was the vanilla bean cheesecake: decadent vanilla bean cheesecake with a tart blood orange sauce, fresh blood orange slices and sweet honeycomb. I seriously considered going back every day I was in San Francisco just to get another piece of that cheesecake. I do feel that this place is a bit overpriced. However, you can tell that the food is fresh and care is put into the presentation, which I feel makes it worth it.
Brittany Stevens · March 4, 2018
I came all the way from Australia to visit the bar at The Slanted Door, as it was highly recommended, and I was not disappointed! The staff are friendly and professional, and the cocktails are spot on--I should know, being in the industry myself. The food is also sublime. This place does hospitality to a T, and I guarantee you will have a great time if you visit The Slanted Door, regardless of whether you're a local or a tourist. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in town. Thanks again!
Seng Teo · January 30, 2018
Exceptional Vietnamese food, great location. The service was good. Dishes were modern twists on some classics. Would definitely consider revisiting this place next time I am in San Francisco.
Curtis Baker · March 29, 2018