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Restaurant Review – Greens

Greens Restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant inside Fort Mason in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco – It has delicious, healthy food, a creative, seasonal menu, a fabulous view, great wine list, and they’re incredibly willing to adjust dishes and make substitutions. Which is one of my favorite things in a restaurant!


For my recent birthday my family was sweet enough to take me to Greens – even though I’m the only one who follows a plant-based diet – since it’s one of my favorite restaurants in the city (Millennium is another dream place to eat!)


{Yellow Finn Potato Griddle Cakes – Ohmylord these little “cakes” were amazing, the table shared an order and I could have easily eaten two orders myself!}


{Yellow Curry w/ Fall vegetables & coconut milk – My mom & I both ordered and LOVED this dish – Tasty & very filling}


{Angel Hair Pasta – This vegetarian version of a classic dish was well-loved by the table – Especially the corn!}


{Fire Roasted Poblano Chili – Sean is incredibly hard to feed at this type of restaurant and always manages to order the dish that everyone likes least. It’s like he does it on purpose… Anyway, this was interesting but a little bland.}

If you’re ever in the city and are in the mood for a great meal with a phenomenal view I highly recommend giving Greens Restaurant a try!

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Restaurant Review: Kokkari Estiatori

Two weeks ago my boyfriend and I had a fantastic dinner with our friends Mark and Liz at a Greek restaurant called Kokkari which is highly recommended by my colleague Marilyn who not only met her husband at the restaurant, but later celebrated her wedding there.

It’s a large, darkly lit space with a great rustic decor – including a huge fireplace near the entrance with spit-roasted game hens, country-style woodblock tables and giant, aged vases.

After catching up and getting the oh-so-important wine ordering and bread buttering out of the way our little food-obsessed group ordered some excellent appetizers for the table followed by some superb main courses.

The Kolokithokeftethes (say that three times fast!) are crispy zucchini cakes that came with a side of pickled cucumber slices and a yogurt & mint-based dipping sauce. Absolutely scrumptuous, perfectly crispy and delicious. The cucumber slices were pretty tasty as well.

Feta sto Furno is baked Feta with tomatoes and capers – a gooey masterpiece that everyone enjoyed thoroughly.

The Gigantes were by far my favorite (I had two orders – shhhhh) which are oven-baked giant beans dripping in delicious tomato sauce and olive oil. Yuuum.

The Makaronia was roasted butternut squash ravioli with feta and covered in three different varieties of mushrooms.

I’m not going to lie, when the Psari Psito was brought out I had flashbacks of a family trip to the Yucatan when my parents accidentally ordered fish with heads the entire trip because none of us spoke Mayan. As you can see, this dish was a whole fish grilled with braised greens & lemon.

Sean got the special of the night, which was a large, piping hot braised goat stew with orzo, gobs of goat cheese and a variety of grilled vegetables.  

Clearly we hated our food.

Then we had an important discussion on the merits of different methods of decreasing the drag on napkin airplanes…

In addition to a fun environment, amazing company and delicious food, we had a great waiter who made excellent recommendations and entertaining conversation. Overall it was a great evening and I highly recommend this restaurant if you’re in the area – it would be great for a business meal or a fancy evening out on the town with your favorite someone.