I recently discovered Georges, a sustainable seafood restaurant and raw bar in San Francisco’s financial district which is open for lunch and dinner. They feature happy hours daily, the most interesting is being their $1 oysters.
Georges menus showcase sustainably sourced fish and shellfish, naturally raised meats and local seasonal produce in a style that evokes the modern and classic eras of our city by the bay.
Classic dishes such as Ciopinno and Crispy Dungeness Crab Cakes can be found alongside dishes like Sea Bream Crudo and House Made Salumi, all made by Chef Michael Bilger, who has crafted a menu that includes some new renditions of classic San Francisco seafood dishes, house made pastas, naturally raised meats, hand made salumi and more.
Aside from their delicious happy hour oysters which includes glasses of wine of the day for $6, they also have a full menu which includes healthy appetizers such as their Warm Asparagus Salad, Speck, Poached Egg, Idiazabal Cheese served with Preserved Lemon Crème Fraiche, Little Gems Caesar Parmigiano Reggiano, Boquerones, with a Focaccia Crouton, the Grilled Artichoke Lemon-Caper Aioli, Dry Riesling Steamed Mussels with Smoked Bacon and Leeks (served with fries), Crudo of Albacore Tuna, Hearts of Palm, Garum, McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil with Meyer Lemon, Line Caught Hawaiian Ono Ceviche Citrus with Cucumber and Avocado, the fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes Remoulade served with Watermelon Radish or the Pizza of the Day.
Entrees include traditional Fish & Chips Alaskan True Cod, Local Wild King Salmon Salad, Avocado, Oranges, Pickled Watermelon Radish with an Orange Coriander Vinaigrette, Seared Hawaiian Albacore Tuna Warm Eggplant Salad, Saffron Aioli, Boquerones over Arugula.
They also have a fabulous Idaho Trout, or Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes, Almond Brown Butter and Sautéed Spinach.
Sandwiches include Crispy Soft Shell Crab Roll, Remoulade, Pickled Green Tomatoes, Piquillo Pepper, with BBQ Spice Potato Chips, Achiote Marinated Fish Tacos, Grilled Mahi Mahi, Cumin-Lime Slaw and Crema Cassera, or the Colorado Natural Beef Burger served with Parmesan Garlic Fries.
A thumbs up and a recommended try next time you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area.