I enjoyed his more than mine, because the petrale sole was a bit charred in certain parts, and it was a little saltier than I would have liked. Meanwhile, make the white sauce. I am not of the persusion that the pig is a magical animal offering us so many delicacies (that would be my husband). This data is supplied for personal use only. Rich.Winner winner! The waiter gave excellent suggestions for wines paired with each course. Remove meat from cooked lobster tails; chop meat into bite-sized pieces (you should have about 1 … We didn't have room for dessert but next time for sure. When the mixture has reduced by half, add the mustard, parsley, lemon juice and seasoning. Lobster Thermidor is a classic French preparation in which cooked lobster meat is combined with egg yolks, brandy, mustard, and other ingredients to form a savory lobster custard, and then stuffed back into the lobster shell and baked, often with cheese sprinkled overtop. They were missing a dessert wine from their list which was a little disappointing. I truly hope you have the chance to dine at this fabulous, trendy and sexy place soon.... the service is exceptional. fresh half maine lobster baked with brandy lobster veloute, poached lobster tail warm fingerling potato and carrot salad. I hated the potatoes/carrots that were paired with the Lobster. I had the pork chop. © 2021 All rights reserved. is therefore unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. Nice browning on the outside.-Lobster thermidor. for your reading the product packaging and label prior to use. The Lobster Thermidor was well worth it. Let me know how your service is, because I'm hoping it was just a one-off. The ahi tuna poke was a tad too salty.We ordered the restaurant namesake, lobster thermidor. Heads up: From now on, other Yelpers will be able to see how you voted. We were all a little poorer after the evening. Little Burger.I have never eaten brussel sprouts before but these were delicious!! that was a bit strange....the service was okay....overall, the food was good, but i felt like it was over-priced in terms of the portion size...i guess in some ways that saved me a few calories, which is good, i suppose.... Everything we had to eat here was excellent, though the service was merely average. So good!Apps: Brussel Sprouts. It can also be served with an oven -browned cheese crust, typically Gruyère. He always tweets about this place. I will start with I am not a pork person. View our range of sea food, or contact us on: sales@fishforthought.co.uk, 01208 262202. I did not know enough about the dish at the time but anything that is too overwhelming for a seasoned restaurant goer is not good news. Place lobster tails cut side down in the butter. We did have a surprise wine - the Sancerre was incredible. I had the pleasure of trying a few others. When the butter foam begins to subside, stir in the lobster meat and sauté, stirring slowly, for about 5 minutes until the meat has turned a rosy color. They're simple and delicious.- The Dinner Salad: This is no ordinary dinner salad. It was an amazing mix of flavors from the mild lobster flavor to the super spicy chilis. Sounds boring but holy smoley! We shared the crab newburg appetizer. Bending the tail flat, break off the bony flippers to get to the meat. The appetizers were all very tasty - the short rib crostinos with horseradish were the winner, followed closely by the goat cheese fritters with fig and an honorable mention for the fried green tomatoes. Now, for dessert we shared a type of banana flambé with vanilla ice cream very,very yummy!! The potatoes also had small chunks of lobster meat thrown in them, imparting an interesting taste and texture. And having to ride a rickety elevator down to the basement through the employee locker room to get to the bathroom...well, not my favorite part of the night...Still...yay for Thermidor. note that the picture images show only our serving suggestions of how to prepare your food - all table accessories and additional items and/or The place looks good and appealing...  and food is excellent!We started with chips and caviar! The Mai Tai was equally enjoyed - not too sweet, very well done. 1st courses: Ahi Tuna Poke. Description. All in all, a solid meal.Service was decent, though our waiter seemed a little shaky in pouring our champagne. Add the lobsters and cook until red and firm, 8 to 10 minutes. It was unnecessary, but very appreciated. Wow!! Add lobster tails. Disclaimer. Our server didn't tell us the specials until asked. Remove the tail by arching the back until it cracks. Desserts were fine - I think we were a little over-done by then. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to the use of cookies. Thanks for the lobster. Why not use our award-winning tablet and smartphone app? I would be an ingrate to complain! It's Valentine's Day weekend, and the boyfriend and I last minute decided to eat out instead of cook, and Thermidor was one of the few places with reservations available on Open Table. Lamb Chop. My friends had the pork chops, which I tasted and were moist and delicious. Top it off with an amazing half bottle of Pinot Noir and you have one of our favorite restaurant experiences in recent memory -- UNBELIEVABLE!! -- and yes, there were only two of us!!! Anyhow, our chairs also swiveled---very cool.We started off with the oysters-- as an oyster enthusiast, I would recommend them here, although I might request ketchup in the future. The service. The server was probably not very experienced in wines as he asked if the wine should be brought with food. shopping experience on the website. The restaurant is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner ($250 per person) with highlights that include oysters in Champagne jelly, lobster thermidor, duo of beef and a gold chocolate sphere. Decadent.Favorite cocktail off the menu: The Mint Smash (Buffalo trace bourbon, strawberry, mint, crushed ice). Lobster Thermidor is a classic recipe that is always a showstopper on any special occasion. My friend who got the sole was completely disappointed. 3 more please!The only thing I didn't like, to be honest, was the interior. First it seemed like the servers didn't know who was supposed to take our table. Chef Bruce Binn is a genius. I don't see newburg on many menus, hence why I went for it here. 3.5 stars. It was a wonderful fusion - we all still talk about it. While it does call for several steps and almost an hour of prep time, the recipe isn't especially hard to make and doesn't require advanced cooking techniques. But, I think the stand out winner was the Thai lobster salad. Haha, hate that. Much better than having to pretend like we're not eavesdropping on other people's conversations, when we actually are. We had an absolutely fantastic time at Thermidor for dinner. Once they arrived, our waiter, who had to be one of the best I've ever been served by, told us about the specials etc. Lobster Thermidor.I thought the main component (meat) of each dish was the best thing. It was an enjoyable and delicious birthday meal.It seems the caviar and chips is popular, and while I agree they are tasty, it is really much more chip than caviar. It was buttery, perfectly cooked, and flavorful. This buttery warm goodness with the perfect amount of spices and herbs will put you heaven.- Sliders. (See pics)I really, really wanted to like this place a bit more. Cut the lobster in half and remove the meat from the claws, tail and head. Everything was a bit slow. Ready to eat.The crostinos with stracciatelli cheese and tomatoes was a bit on the true palate cleanser than an appetizer. (I can't recall the name of the wines our meals but they w were perfectly  paired with our meals. If you Also beware that it comes with peanuts on top, and they definitely did not warn us about that prior, so if you have nut allergies: beware!To top it all off, we got the baked alaskan. Menu may not be up to date. Bring to a boil, and cook until reduced by half. I've never had brussels sprouts like this before -- infused with a bit of lemon flavor and vinagrette -- and then carmelized. Then we got another order of brussels sprouts. The 60s vibe makes it one of the classiest, yet cool, places in San Francisco.We started with the crispy brussel sprouts with mint. Filet. This thermidor had a but too much bread crumbs.but still very tasty. My friends had the pork chops, which I tasted and were moist and delicious. The banana foster and the icebox cake were ok, nothing outstanding.Service was very attentive. She found it too salty and lacked any originality. Beautifully hand-dressed split cooked Maine lobster with a light mousse and garnished with a lemon wedge. Ha! Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and slowly whisk in all of the butter. my dining companion had the duck "Liberty Duck A L'Orange it came with duck confit, parsnip puree, brussells sprouts and kumquat gartique. First, the live lobsters need to be cooked, then a bechamel sauce is made, and then the lobster meat is added to the sauce along with a shallot-wine glaze, heavy cream, … Find out more. Buy the Halves of Dressed Fresh Lobster (Serves 2) from Marks and Spencer's range. It feels a little like it has an identity crisis. I liked that there was ample seating and people weren't squished together. Serve the lobster halves on plates with a pile of matchstick fries alongside. For my main course I had to try their signature dish "Lobster Thermidor" it was simply scrumptious...fresh half Maine lobster, baked in the shell with brandy bechamel and potato-lobster grating. The pork belly was intense and extremely good. And he's a foodie, so that's a big deal. The restaurant is tucked inside Mint Plaza, but I liked the subtlety of it.The waitress scolded us for not calling in, as we ran a little late. Dessert included a brownie banana split and a chocolate pudding that was more like a pot de creme than, say, Jello instant. Oh, and we chatted with the chef on the way out, he gave us the recipe for the brussels sprouts. Locally caught in the summer months from along the East Coast then in the winter months when native stocks are low, we import lobsters from Canada, the most sustainable lobster fishery in the World. Not great, good. I have heard of Lobster Thermidor before, in a few of Julia Child versions, or maybe seeing it in the commercial show. Back of pack care story: These lobsters are caught in cold clear waters around Canada's Prince Edward Island, an area renowned for its premium shellfish. Chop the meat into pieces and place back into the shell. Grab one for lunch. Turn lobster tails over (they are curved so will lean to 1 side); cover and cook 1 minute. Covid-19 Update: Across the UK, all our Foodhalls remain open. We had to remind the waiter, and he said he had been busy running food. I didn't study the wine list but wasn't entirely impressed with what we ordered. ;)Photo here - honeycruz.tumblr.com/pos…thermidor. I thought it was good, not memorable. So Thermidor it was!We tried four different specialty cocktails, and they were all fine. further information on the product, please note that Shop has no control over and no liability for the contents of that website. I would have thought it would have overpowered the lobster - quite the contrary. in any way whatsoever without Shop Limited's prior consent, nor without due acknowledgement. The lobster thermidor was seasoned very excellently and came with a side of vegetables. I had a duck special which was nothing short of delicious, as well as the first time in my life I enjoyed brussels sprouts. Hold warm until ready to heat lobsters. I checked online and I didn't see this listed on the menu anymore (it's only been a month) so all I can say is I am sorry to rave about a dish you can't order. Bring a pot of salted water containing the lemons, quartered onion, and bouquet garni to a boil. We are wine drinking people and know good things to order so I would say the list was a little uninspired. The waitress was nice, the water was refilled, and the staff was attentive. Lobster Thermidor Sauce. And part of the meat was either undercooked or not fresh as it was a bit chewy at some part while another part was mushy. Step 3. The sides were sub-par. This page serves as a summary for information purposes only, and are designed to enhance your shopping experience on the website. Lobster Thermidor is a French dish consisting of a creamy mixture of cooked lobster meat, egg yolks, and brandy (often Cognac), stuffed into a lobster shell. Though my date did have to request the Burgundy glasses instead of Bordeaux ones. The decoration definitely made me go search for the disco ball. Mix in the fish stock, white wine and double cream. Oxtail. Bring a pot of salted water containing the lemons, quartered onion, and bouquet garni to a boil. If you have a strong sweet tooth, I would highly recommend the baked alaskan!All in all, the service was terrific, and the food was good. Place the lobster halves on a broiling pan or baking sheet, and spoon the sauce over the lobster meat in the shell. Just found my new favorite restaurant. We were seated on the 2nd floor at the top of the stairs, which was nicely secluded off from others. Appetizer: we got the crab & artichoke in a scallop shell. I can not believe I haven't been in here before. It was the first way I'd ever eaten lobster and I was instantly hooked. I got the lobster thermidor, and the place lives up to its name. Set the skillet with the butter over moderate heat. Submit corrections. I found out about this place from Daily Candy's SF's Best New 2010 Restaurants. The place has a cool vibe - great music, funky decor, dimmed lighting and casual elegance. It begs the question of whether a restaurant gets the benefit of a great review because the entire group was in a great mood and happy to be out on the town. I love the fact that this is a very versatile and fun restaurant. Our dessert was just ok and I honestly dont remember what we ordered. Hidden back off the street in Mint Plaza, I would have never found Thermidor had it not been for my (fake) boyfriend, @Jack, from the land 'o Twitter. Preheat the grill to a medium heat. Well, my date politely suggested he should bring it  right the way, open up so it can aerate because as usual, I forgot to bring the wine aerator.For the main course we both had the signature lobster thermidor. Decor fine, interesting. I liked it, yes, but not enough that I wouldn't try something else on the menu next time. We came on a Wednesday night before the crowd arrived. Disclaimer: I was treated here for my birthday dinner, and um, my mom reads my yelp reviews. The hardest to take though was when the wine did not come with dinner. Cover and steam for 8 minutes or until done. Simple, with a bit of truffle oil, yet not overpowering or boring.-Dinner rolls (yes) -- perfectly hot out of the oven and perfect with a pat of butter.-Poke Ahi appetizer -- simple, but delightful.-Filet mignon -- not over-portioned. The others weren't terribly special (Warsaw Mule, Paloma, and something else I can't remember that tasted like sugar was added directly).For food we had the cauliflower soup (meh; too creamy; couldn't taste the truffle; wouldn't get again); Caesar salad (DEE-licious, but needed 1/2 the heavy dressing it had); Lobster Thermidor (totally unmemorable for a house special or even not house special); and caviar and chips, which was our absolute favorite. The chips and caviar were just so so, since it was a piece of fish and salmon roe, not the expected beluga or ossetra! Cool to room temperature. Full method: http://bit.ly/2slAewvWatch other related films here: http://www.videojug.comSubscribe! Waited at the bar while sipping an absinthe. The petrale sole REALLY could have used vegetables!! do require precise ingredient information you should consult the manufacturer, whose contact details will appear on the packaging or label. Tartare was my fave of the bunch. Great guy. Perhaps two if you're really hungry. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a saucepan. We ordered Moscato d' Asti to go with it and got a complimentary glass (thank you, Thermidor!) Pour in the stock and boil for 10-12 minutes, until reduced to 2-3 tbsp. We had crostino with blue cheese and a side salad that were all great. I think mine was by far the best. We no longer stock this item. Mmmm..-Cauliflower soup. We also ordered a side of the brussel sprouts which were out of this world. I don't write reviews very often, but I feel compelled to write about my recent dinner at Thermidor. Cook, covered, about 3 minutes. It did taste sour on the dish. I am so excited to share this restaurant review that I did not wanted to wait until April to share my experience at this unique San Francisco gem hidden/nestle among Union Square and South of Market. another side/appetizer that you can not missed are the crispy brussels sprouts lightly grill with lemon, mint and chili pepper OMG superb flavors. It is VERY sweet and probably on the heavier side for desserts. :)Next to the happening Chez Papa, Thermidor seems comparatively starved for attention. It was surprisingly light and delicious!For our entrees, I got the petrale sole, and my boyfriend had the lobster thermidor. Dear Thermidor, If only you could have had a training program for your wait staff, if only you would have been a little better at presentation, if only I would not have wasted my time on trying every appetizer on the menu....if only.....someone would have just told me to go straight to the Lobster thermidor....my experience would have been much better. I had the house salad which I enjoyed thoroughly. The vinaigrette they provide is a little too sour for my taste. 2nd courses: Sweetbreads and Pork Belly. The gnocci on its own however deserves 5 stars, cooked perfectly! Happily, this version was very good and nicely presented.The porkchop was great, and the sides, a nice accompanyment.Overall, a really good experience.The menu does seem a bit limited, I don't know if it will change seasonally, but I definitely look forward to going back and to trying a drink there the next time. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a stockpot. It was a bit bland.The scallop Americaine with coconut rice and red curry lobster sauce was the highlight. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. The base of the sauce is a roux, which is created with butter and flour and then thined with fish stock and thickened with heavy cream. And, oh darn, there was a miscommunication so we ended up with a third order of brussels sprouts. (It was a beautiful surprised from our very knowledgeable waiter). Still, such high food quality at this price merits 5 stars.-Brussels sprouts. My lobster thermidor ($34) was outstanding, accompanied by fingerling potatoes and root veggies. I've gone 30+ years thinking I hated tomatoes. You should also We regularly develop our site to make it simpler and better. High-quality smoked fish.Our server was born to serve. No longer stocked. This IS my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. 1. Proper glasses are not for the looks but how the wine goes to your nose and it does affect the taste. $6/ea for small little plates of yummy goodness. Morrisons Ltd, We use cookies to make this site work, tailor your experience and improve your journey. The filet mignon was 6 oz, a bit too small for my son, who devoured it in 2 mn flat! 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