Slanted Door


in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

The jicama and grapefruit salad with sauteed eggplant on side at bar at Slanted Door in Ferry Building on Embarcadero.

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Live the dream at this bayfront bistro, where California-fresh, Vietnamese-inspired dishes are served with sparkling waterfront views. Chinatown-raised chef-owner Charles Phan is a James Beard Award winner and a local hero for championing California-grown ingredients in signature dishes like garlicky grass-fed 'shaking beef' and Dungeness crab heaped atop cellophane noodles. Book weeks ahead, or settle for Out the Door takeout.