by Pierre Kelln on
Nice that there is a wine bar in this area. Large selection of wines, though the wine list is very difficult to navigate for someone (ie me) who doesn't know his grapes or regions. Red wines are just listed ranging from light to full bodied. I got a glass from the medium to full range, expecting to find something with at least a little taste, but that wine really should have been on lighter end of the scale. My friend got a much nicer wine, appropriately placed on the light to full scale, though. Some kind of division of the wine menu in different wine styles, or countries or anything to make selection easier would have been nice. Atmosphere was nice, though the music selection seemed like it belonged in any other place in the Castro other than a wine bar. Plus music was way too loud. I had a Croque Monsieur, and was positively surprised by the accompanying salad. So positive about the existence of a wine bar in this location, plus for the food and the selection, but minuses for lack of help making said selection, loud (bad) music. And oh yeah, for some reason they felt the need to keep the door open, which meant the place was way cold.
by Dante Jelinek on
WELL, I unfortunatley went on a friday night (18+) It was a friend of mines 21st and she wanted to go to a club where our underaged friends could party with her so we hit up the Avalon. A whole bunch of rowdy "bros" were bumping into us trying to molest us with their unusual dance skills.. Their was an old asian man with a crooked face drunk as shit trying to dance with us ALL NIGHT, some teenage kid that wouldn't get the hint kept trying to grab the birthday girl and would creep up behind her throughout the night.. we told him a few times to fuck off, I believe he was deaf. They repeated a lot of the songs, and the freak show crowd was extremely uncomfortable for me.
by Kelly W. on
There's not much more to add to these reviews except for: Omakase = Ohmygodse! While you're virtually at the mercy of the chef by ordering the Omakase, if you have no strict diet restrictions, this is the way to go if you're headed to Morimoto. Go out on a limb, eat whatever they bring you! Get your money's worth because you're going to be splurging no matter what you get. You won't be hungry after and you'll be happily surprised by what you receive. By far the best sushi in town, though you're going to pay a pretty penny to sit in those chic illuminated seats. Soba carbonara was innovative and I like the Hazelnut Morimoto beer by Rogue.