The Week In (User) Reviews: Something Different

Every Friday, we provide you with the best–and the worst–user reviews from the week. The following reviews are real, valid, submitted, unedited (except where marked) reviews from our various sites.

Instead of dedicating this week’s edition of The Week In (User) Reviews to the countless funny, ridiculous and/or idiotic reviews that come in every week here at MenuPages, we’re going to share two well-written reviews. Since we don’t write reviews ourselves, it’s really helpful to other users when great reviews appear on the site. So, we encourage you to read the following reviews, find your muse and share your bounty of San Francisco gastronomical knowledge:

“Anonymous” left the following review about Spork, the modern Mission eatery that also got the SF Weekly treatment this week :

We went early, and there were plenty of tables, but the place was full, with several groups waiting by the time we left. Warm, soft bread came with honeyed butter. We shared a starter of lobster on polenta, which was tasty, with big pieces of lobster. Each of the three in my group had something different, and each was excellent: inside-out burger, pork and mussels, and mine: stroganoff, which didn’t come as one would expect it, but it was delicious–the kind of meal one thinks about later! We shared a dessert: pot brownie. Ordering coffee gets a French-press pot, that provides about 2-1/2 cups. Tables are close, and there are no table cloths, but the service is good, and the decor nicely minimal. It’s not a cheap meal, but definitely worth the money, and, as I said, I’m still thinking about it.

Up next, we have “birch” giving her (or his) opinion on the always-striking Ame:

If you want to impress a date, take them here. Beautiful interior decor–wood slatted walls that are AMAZING if you’re into design.I ordered the special; the salmon was cooked medium rare on a bed of vegetables. The fish was perfect… nicely presented and a large portion too! And the vegetables delicious. My date is vegetarian so he requested something of the chef’s choice. The chef fixed him up a plate of five or six different things that looked amazing… I had never been to a restaurant where they fold your napkin when you get up from the table and leave it in a pile while you’re in the lavatory. So yes, the service is a good portion of what you’re paying for.I didn’t see the bill, but I’m sure it was a lot.

Thank you Anonymous and birch for such lovely reviews. And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Spork [MenuPages]
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Ame [Official Site]

The Week In (User) Reviews: Something Different