Coi

4.5
1357 reviews
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Contemporary American
COI is located in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. We offer one tasting menu nightly. Wine pairings are available, as well as an extensive wine list.
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most caring and helpful staff I have ever met at a restaurant! Of course, the food is without question among the best in the world.

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SL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Compare to other Micheline 3 stars restaurants, the foods and courses they provided vs the price they charge, the value is just fair only, so I wouldn't come back again or recommend to others.

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F
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I saw a few disappointing reviews recently and was concerned about our meal. However, I was not disappointed in the food nor the wine pairing. I've eaten Michelin starred restaurants and Coi ranked right up there. There was only 1 dish that didn't hit the mark for me. By the way folks, the restaurant is now a 2 star, not a 3 star. And, ok, the cutlery looked like something that you'd pick up second hand, but I'm not sure I would have noticed that if I other reviewers hadn't pointed it out before I went to the restaurant. So, if you've never been to Coi and are looking for a 2 star experience, don't hesitate to give the restaurant a try.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything, every staff, every dish, every wine pairing were perfect!

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l
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Worst Michelin experience ever, worthless. Tables are very close to each other, people besides u can heard everything what u say. Even the food, tableware, cutlery, dishes are featureless as a 3stars restaurant.. not worth a special journey

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We were seated somewhat near the kitchen and, as a result, had the opportunity to hear the chef loudly berate his staff with profanities on multiple occasions. A unique experience to say the least.

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JV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the true upscale dining!

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TL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, and overall evening!! Our server was extremely personable and we were treated to an extra test course as well as an extra cake dessert course forey wife's birthday.

Every dish was amazing and we got to meet Chef Erik Andersen on our way out to thank him and the staff for an amazing evening. They deserve to regain that third star for sure!!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable place. Definitely worthy of its Michelin stars.

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Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner. Restaurant surprisingly quiet. Top-notch, friendly service. Great wine recommendations. Food was very good but didn’t blow me away - perhaps expectations were too high. But very fun evening.

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Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It just didn’t measure up. While expect small portions with this fine dining as in other such restaurants I was left wanting. “Next” in Chicago far surpasses this experience for presentation, experience and quality of food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re interested in food and are looking for an exciting and surprising meal with lots of details to appreciate and talk about, then this is the place. Even though it was pricey (about $1000 total for two people + wine pairings), it was a perfect experience.

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N
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service were exceptional- and expensive. Dinner for two, with wine, was over $800. Coi is for that rare, special occasion. Previously a 3 Michelin star restaurant, the chef left to lead the US team in the Bocuse d'or competition. Tough act to follow but the new chef managed to get 2 Michelin stars a few days ago.
In addition to a wonderful meal, each of the 10 courses was served in a unique, attractive dish. Surprising was the fact that the flatware was "ordinary", at best.
If you need a special night and the price doesn't trouble you, Coi is a most enjoyable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Not worth !taste normal . And that day is my friend birthday.but no any cake ....

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding sampling menu. Every dish is exquisite. Very thoughtful preparation bringing out all the flavors. Friendly and casual atmosphere. Wine pairing is decent. First few wines were really great & going well with the food but didn't pair well till the end. Service was nice but often it felt a bit mechanical - in some cases they did not create connection while explaining the dish or wine. Some nitpicking in the review is because of expectations from a 3 star restaurant. But on the whole it was very satisfying and memorable experience.

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RR
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Quiet and elegant ambience with excellent service. The wine service was not as seamless as expected for a 3 star Michelin level. Glasses not topped up promptly, wrong bottle of white wine brought once from the side table (a Riesling when we had an Auburn Chardonnay - so not an excusable error), one wine we ordered to go with later near courses not in stock- but they waited to inform us till right before it should have been served- it should have been obvious immediately after we ordered it- not 30 min later.- reordering interrupted meal, no time to breath etc. The poor service in this area detracted from the meal. The actual food presentations were beautiful and creative. The quality was very good overall- but not outstanding compared to other restaurants at this price and level. The lamb course really didn’t show off the taste quality of lamb, and the pigeon was rather bland. All together a good meal rather than a great one- not a three star level event - try lazy bear or single thread- you’ll likely have a better overall experience. I left disappointed rather than exalted- it’s just “ok” not particularly memorable and not really a contender at its price point. Michelin needs to reconsider- this isn’t a 3 star more a 2 star if that?

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I thought the $600 wine pairing was over priced. Each of the wines offered were not over $50 retail which leads me to not want to recommend to anyone.

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CW
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Coi was OK. But not likely to hold on to a 3 Michelin rating. Some of the tasting menu is really very good. And some is mundane.

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SH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was particularly wonderful taking the whole experience from great to exceptional!

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PB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent to exceptional. Chef Eric even personally presented the truffle course to us. The service was perfect! Thank you, Coi, for a memorable evening of dinning.

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FW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The worse US$190.00 wine pairing that i had, also the food was just ok, it is not a 3 star quailty, service is just average. I am not even sure how they got the 3 star.

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S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

For starters, yes, I know it's expensive. It's what you get for $900 for 2 with one drink each that's hard to stomach. Food is good..but not $900 good. Portions are small, but for the number of courses that are served, did not go home hungry. The biggest problem with the food is that many of the dishes came out luke warm. Lobster, squab, and lamb dishes in particular were quite tepid...so all of the high ticket items. That's disappointing for a 3 star restaurant that charges what they do. Service is via brigade, so you interact with many of the service staff. Some are quite engaging, while some go through the motions and seem robotic. Creativity of the food wasn't lacking, as many dishes were interesting and visually appealing. All in all, I appreciated the experience, but wasn't blown away to return any time soon

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CC
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. 8 courses . Wonderful service. WE were the only table of 4 in the dining room. Only one other person dining. Strange!!!
The only concern I have is that the food was very very rich and we were all satisfied before the main beef dish was served. One guest was ill during the night, not from the delicious food but because it was so rich.
For a special occasion I would recommend this restaurant.

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JC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was reading the 2018 Eater SF for the Top 10 restaurant in SF with the 3 michelin stars for my anniversary dinner, but not something I was expected. Wish the portion will be a little bit more; with the price for the meal we got, I probably go back to La Folie for a much bigger portion, or Michael Mina. But overall everything seems great.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and high quality food

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B
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with Coi. Excellent wine menu and they were very accommodating with my husband and I’s allergies!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the 3 star restaurants in SF!

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for making the 20th Ann a memorable night.
Next time we should be given a menu so we know what we are eating...fun but good to know.

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dining experience was fantastic, we will definitely come back for the special occasions. It seems to me that all the Michelin stared restaurants chef carries a tweezer to decorate the dishes, like Quince, Benu,.........especially, the artistic elderflower design stands out.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Meals were excellent, alcohol pairings were eye opening, but service was not as expected. Cold milk was served with hot coffee, which we never experienced at the any of the finest restaurants around the world.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

The ingredients, presentations and the food, none of them meet my standard for a michelin 3star restaurant. I can’t believe that their lobster course tastes so salty and the meat ball like thing in the pigeon course is so dry. Also the staff was so unprofessional when introducing the courses

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Not ready to go into much detail. Still too fresh as dinner was on 9/7/18. Having been to 30+ Michelin Star restaurants and 5+ 3 star I feel I had proper expectations and gauge of what to expect. One of the most disappointing experience I’ve had fine dining. Food and service that felt inexperienced and lacking of a what could have been. They must be riding the 3 stars from prior to the head chef leaving and I would be hard pressed to objectively even consider my meal that of 1 star. The staff were very nice but also seemed to be unsure of what they were doing. The Somm was the lone treat of the evening and one positive I can mention. That’s enough of my rant as I can go on for a while.

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MM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foie mousse with strawberries is to die for!!!! But everything was delicious

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MT
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! Coi was amazing, it not only met but exceeded all our expectations. We can't recommend it enough. The food and drinks were amazing, the restaurant was beautiful and the staff was absolutely wonderful. Go to Coi, you won't be disappointed!!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and the service very good!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great presentation on the food but I feel for a Michelin 3 stars, the food should be better

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a lot of hype from what I was reading and Coi did not disappoint. Excellent presentation, and unique flavors exceeded my expectations. Definitely recommended for special occasions.

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BH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was mediocre, food ranged from pretty good to inedible. The dessert especially was terrible - we didn't see any other tables finish it.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The attention to detail is exceptional and the creative chef has meticulously sourced local ingredients to produce dishes that are a visual and gustatory delight. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Only drawback is that one is forced to have the tasting menu, which, even with two modest half-bottles of wine, came to over $1,000. Not sure it's entirely justifiable to charge this much but, then again, this is for special occasions and not everyday dining.

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k
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely wine parings and wonderful 10 course tasting menu. My mom was late and they were very chill and seated us before offering us champagne. Amazing tumeric cardomon beer paired with an exquisite abalone dish. Servers were accessible humans dressed nicely with personal touches.

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