by Tawny Swim on
great environment with a great crowd! feeling social? hang out in the main bar/lobby area! want a little privacy? get one of their many karaoke rooms! Wanna sing? Every room has a different theme. There is a Blue Moon Room, Heineken Room, Hennesey Black Room, a Crown Royal room that has a King's throne! and for the ladies....a HELLO KITTY ROOM! :) There are more rooms but too many for me to remember them all! Hungry? They have a kitchen that offers fresh made food to enjoy with your beer! calamari?..fries? you got it! Thirsty? Well you are in luck! because they have a fully stashed bar. Order from Becky or Rosanna and you will definitely be taken care of! they made sure our glasses were never empty :) Their staff is attentive and fast, no waiting to flag down a bartender ever again! I highly recommend Pandora. great service, great bartenders and waitresses, great rooms, great bar, great song selection..what more do you want from a karaoke bar?!
by Stacia Cramblet on
Overpriced, and they can get ticky-tacky with the bill at the end of the night. The drinks are strong which isn't always a good thing. My friend was drinking screwdrivers which amounted to a glass of vodka and a splash of OJ. After a few sips she asked for a little more OJ. When we closed out, there were three $1.50 charges for the extra splash of OJ. Seemed a little cheesy to me. Just do yourself a favor and go next door to Seamus McCaffery's next door.
by Gregg G. on
I'd been hearing about Medjool for years, but for whatever reason never made it here. Boy, I gotta' tell ya, I was a dolt for not getting off my good intentions years ago and hoofing it down to Medjool for some solid North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. While the menu also offers "Southern European" fare, I didn't come to a place named Medjool to eat that - I came for the kind of food that I can't find on every other commercial block in the city: tender lamb, couscous and more... the list goes on and on. My first impression of Medjool was the entrance - and boy is it an entrance. Spacious, clean, nice. But looks are one thing - service and food are everything else and far more important. The host greeted us promptly and very courteously - no attitude, no talking to the hand while they yacked on the phone - it was all business and he took care of the customers in front of him then and there. A very nice start, indeed. The restaurant was only half-full - indicative of the fact that we showed up a couple hours before all the truly cool people apparently come out - they couldn't possibly be seen at such an unfashionably early hour, now could they? But the number of people was definitely no indication whatsoever of the quality of the food or service. The entire wait staff was brilliant! Our server was impeccably polite, had complete knowledge of the menu, and even made recommendations that - be still my heart - were completely accurate and honest. When he recommended a dish that was his favorite, it turned out to be amazing (the lamb, fig and couscous). When he said that three plates should do for the two of us, he was spot on - one more bite and we'd have exploded. And when we gathered up our wits and tested the waters of dessert (despite the risk of dying a blissful death of indulging in wonderful food), he recommended another delectable dish that he said was his favorite - a lovely peach cobbler with Tahitian vanilla ice cream. Everything was wonderful. Well, I do have to say that the sea bass with red pepper sauce and eggplant wasn't my favorite at first, but my girlfriend enjoyed it... it was when I mixed the sea bass with the sauce and eggplant into a single bite that I began to change my attitude, and it climbed up out of my food doghouse into the warm sunshine of dishes. (And I'm biased on sea bass here, I personally like my own dish to this one, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with Medjool's dish - please, do give it a try if you appreciate fish.) While the price tag came out to $72 for the two of us (plus tip), it was worth every penny of it. The food was great. The service was great. The atmosphere was great. Nobody was rude, service was fast, and everything was cooked perfectly. This is how a nice dinner should be. I can tell that the owner(s) of Medjool care about how people see their restaurant, and they even leave a feedback card in with the bill so you can comment on your experience - a very nice touch, and probably the first time I've ever seen this in any restaurant in San Francisco. There's no question I'm coming back to Medjool, and next time, I'm bringing friends. They've won my stomach over, and they'll definitely be getting more of my money in the future. Medjool Med-rules!