Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hakkasan SF

Hakkasan at the corner of Market St and kearny
While staying at the St Regis in San Francisco we got a chance to have dinner at Hakkasan Restaurant. Located nearby on the second floor of the iconic One Kearny building in downtown SF, this restaurant first opened its doors in 2012.

Hakkasan Interior
Hakkasan overlooks the bustling Market and Geary Streets, and benefits from natural light during the day with hand-blown glass pendants and a spectacular bronze-colored V-shaped bar that’s the restaurant’s centerpiece and is quite beautiful.

This place made us happy. The food is amazing, the service perfect and the décor quite nice. We were seated promptly as we had just come from an IMAX movie at the Metreon around the corner.

Steamed Dim Sum
We shared the mixed dim sum platter, black truffle roasted duck (super good), mixed wild mushrooms and side of rice each. It was enough food for two but because of how good the food was, we wished we would have ordered more of something else. We ended the meal with wonderful  macaroons and a special Sauterne.

Truffle Roasted Duck
Will definitely be returning and suggest it to anyone looking for a restaurant that offers both delicious food and and a happening atmosphere. I expected it to be like WP24, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant in LA, but it turned out to be much more ethnic than the Vegas-type scene at WP24. We really liked Hakkasan. 

Wild Mushrooms
Fresh Macaroons 

Hakkasan restaurant was founded in London in 2001 at in London, England. It has expanded the world over including: Mumbai, Abu Dhabi,Dubai, Doha, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Shanghai. Hakkasan has been shown to be  one of the most vibrant Chinese Restaurant experiences. We really liked the food and atmosphere.

Highly recommended!

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St. Regis San Francisco

Mural in St Regis Bar
We had A great time this weekend at the St Regis in San Francisco, CA. Upon arrival  we were upgraded to a very nice Astor Suite and we had a butler to help us with anything we needed. Especially liked the french press coffee delivery in the morning. Super way to wake up.

View from Astor Suite
The Astor Suites are 711 square feet of in an L-shaped layout with a separate living room and bedroom. Strategically located on the corner of every floor, they have sleek floor-to-ceiling windows for the stunning views of San Francisco. All Astor Suites face northeast, revealing the financial district's skyscrapers. The rooms are Very, very nice.

After we settled into the suite we headed down to the lobby bar and had a couple of drinks and enjoyed the ambiance and the grand lobby murals on the wall.

Mural in St Regis Bar
The St. Regis has a rich heritage full of time-honored traditions, some dating back more than a century. Perhaps the most celebrated of these is placing a stunning mural as the centerpiece of The St. Regis Bar, providing guests an eye-catching visual experience and thought-provoking conversation piece. The bar mural tradition began in 1932 at The St. Regis New York. Here in San Francisco the murals are beautiful.
Infinity Pool
After our included spa experience we moved onto the pristine waters of the 50 foot infinity swimming pool in door swimming pool, far from the bustle of the city below. 
Streaming light at Infinity Pool
The natural lighting and comfortable lounge chairs surrounding the poolside provide a special ambience perfect for lounging. We relaxed and had lunch delivered. Perfect. All in all we had great time during our stay at the St Regis.
Highly recommended!

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