by Timber W. on
My sister and I went to Alfredo's with some friends of the family who had wanted to try the place. They arrived before we did and stood there unacknowledged for several minutes. We had made a reservation for 7:00 and arrived about 15 minutes early. When my sister told a staff member we had a reservation, someone then went over to a few tables by the restroom and set up our 6 top. After what seemed like an interminable wait (perhaps because the area in which we were waiting was so cramped and we constantly had to shift around to accommodate traffic), we were seated. The server experienced extreme mood swings when dealing with our table. At first, he was unbearably rude, scoffing at our preference for water. Then, when we ordered, he was very dismissive of one of our companion's questions. During the middle of our dining experience, he swung back by the table and actually smiled and inquired about how we liked our food. After he ran my credit card, it seemed like an invisible cloak had been cast over our table. One man, who wasn't our server, offered to add bread to our to-go bag. His pleasant demeanor was much appreciated. The food itself was just okay. The calamari was the best appetizer we ordered. The escargot was decent, and the stuffed mushrooms were terrible and came out of the kitchen cold. Two of our friends ordered spaghetti as their entrees. The food looked disgusting, and they assured us it tasted that way, too. The fettuccine alfredo and lasagna were acceptable. The best entrees were the scallops and shrimp liguria and the sea bass special. I had the scallops and shrimp liguria. The pasta underneath the seafood was a little oily, and the scallops and shrimp were slightly overcooked and tough. The sea bass was the only entree cooked to perfection. My bite of that was the best food I had all evening. Our friends ordered tiramisu, too, and seemed to really enjoy it. I would never return to Alfredo's, both because of the food and the lackluster service. ...and did I mention the creepy eyeless clown portrait directly beside the bathroom door? It couldn't have been staring at me. It didn't have eyes. ...yet I still couldn't wait to get away from it.
by Raheleh K. on
I really really like Vessel. The place is pretty cool, awesome music and crowded with cool fun people. Honestly, just basing on the place alone I would give it 3-4 stars, its just like a lot of cool places in SF but the people who work there make it 5 stars. Everyone there is awesome and the bartenders and amazing! The people at the door are friendly and will let you in as long as you know someone. Love it
by Claire Denofrio on
The entertainment here is top notch. Gender illusionist who can drop it like it's hot better than any girl I know. And they are so hot. I'm a little threatened by how beautiful they are. They dance to the music of Mariah or Kylie or some other dance mixes. The lights behind the bar area, where people are seated, change colors and it creates neat moods. It's all just very pretty. Ok so for dinner, there was this fabulous fried crispy thing that was made of scallops and shrimp. I think this was the best thing on our preset menu. Well that and the ice cream. Other than that everything was either too saucy or not tasty at all. Also hated how they kept trying to take the dinner plates away even though we weren't done with the food yet. There would be a lot of food on a plate, but the waiters would have their hand on the plate ready to take it away without asking us first. I think we asked like 4x not to take away plates with food on it. But we do go for the show, and what a show it was since there was this company holiday party being thrown there and the boss had a special show where one of the ladies was all sorts of rubbing him down. So all in all very festive and fun, I wouldn't necessarily go back another time though.