Street is a restaurant located in the Russian Hill area of San Francisco. It was opened in 2000 by Lynn Ramsey and John Lamkin. It’s focus is classic American comfort food with inspiration drawn from other countries’ cuisines.
This was a really cool place to eat at. I found it online and had read good things about it. Just like most restaurants in SF, it’s very casual. I didn’t need a reservation and we could pick our seats.
It reminded me of Crave back in Downtown Akron. A lot of the patrons were young professionals who were dressed in business casual outfits. Luckily, most of my outfits are business casual nowadays. The room is painted red with lots of concrete. It feels very modern with a relaxed, casual ambience.
I apologize if the photo quality isn’t up to my usual standard. There was really low lighting and I was not using the correct lens or I would’ve captured a lot better photos. I got a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. SF sure does love its wine. I was in heaven when I realized that almost every restaurant served wine. This was a little on the drier side than I prefer, but was still a nice wine. I actually should have gotten a Pinot Noir since it pairs better with lamb, but I was floating between that and a seafood dish. For my meal, I ended up getting the Mixed Grill. This was a charmoula lamb chop, house made garlic sausage, peperonata with mashed potatoes and bluelake beans. The lamb was tender and melted in my mouth. I’m not a huge lamb fan. I can’t cook it worth a damn (I’m working on that), but this was pretty good. The sausage was okay. It didn’t make my mouth scream with joy.
My favorite would have to be the mashed potatoes and bluelake beans. I’m not exactly sure what they did to make them taste so delicious, but they did it. When I was younger, I wasn’t a fan of mashed potatoes. I hated the texture and refused to eat them. As I got older, I really started to dig them. The bluelake beans weren’t overly cooked (still had a bit of bite to them) and had a lot of flavor.
I ended up leaving completely stuffed.
2141 Polk St. (Russian Hill)
San Francisco, California 941009