Tuesday, July 5, 2011

San Francisco: Medjool

Last Monday evening, Andrew and I met up with Mike, Mel and Chris at Medjool in the Mission.  Medjool has a high-ceilinged, red-toned restaurant/wine bar atmosphere on the street level, as well as a roof deck ("Sky Terrace") with a very nice view of SF and a tapas-style menu.  We sat on the roof deck and shared a bottle of red wine - a syrah, I think? - and the following plates:

Mahi mahi, calamari, and sliced lemons, all breaded and fried with a light dusting of spices.  The lemons were surprisingly awesome, especially when dipped in a little bit of aioli.

Braised short rib, marinated in a cinnamon sauce, with cute little baked potatoes that were filled with pureed potato.

Coffee-marinated flat-iron steak with spinach and a pseudo-latke.  This disappeared relatively quickly, which I think is proportional to the level of enjoyment.

The surroundings were quite pretty despite it being a cold and misty evening (hardly surprising for SF, and also a nostalgic change of pace from LA).  On a somewhat warmer and less cloudy evening, I imagine the roof deck would be quite spectacular, and since the food is quite good, I'd be happy to return.