Michael Mina Restaurant SF is elegant, formal and modern compared to other steakhouses found on VanNess Street. It's romantic atmosphere with highly personal service make it a great "date-night" location. I can't speak enough about the service, "an army of black-chad servers cruise the room" with total attention to detail. The sommelier came to our table, introduced himself and walked us through the wine list until we found a wine (2005 Piedrasassi Syrah) that would pair perfectly with our meal. He explained all the flavors and hints of blah, blah, blah, but I can't remember that now... it's an amazing bottle that was a mid-leve price at $80 bucks. He then decanted our bottle and gave me the label in a white envelope.
Normally I try to save room for something sweet, but the savory was just too damn good. I'll have to go back next week to try the other items on the menu.
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