The Stinking Rose: "Garlic goodness!" The Stinking Rose Tip by joits

The Stinking Rose, San Francisco: 36 reviews and 27 photos

  18oz garlic roasted prime rib
by joits
  • 18oz garlic roasted prime rib - San Francisco
      18oz garlic roasted prime rib
    by joits
  • bagna calda - San Francisco
      bagna calda
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Don't be thrown off by the unusual name... its called The Stinking Rose because this restuarant is all about garlic! I'm not a garlic freak by any means but I really really liked this place. I was here celebrating with some buddies and so I went all out and bought the most expensive thing on the menu, 18oz garlic roasted prime rib. man oh man was this delicious! it was a huge meal and i was stuffed afterwards!

This restaurant has a very casual atmosphere, something that i hear is different with it's beverly hills counterpart which is supposedly more formal. The restaurant has a very vibrant and jolly decor... it's covered wall to wall, ceiling to floor with garlic... vampires beware! Service is also excellent with well informed and attentive waiters.

Favorite Dish: Two things... the Bagna Calda which is garlic cloves, oven-roasted in extra virgin olive oil and butter with a hint of anchovy. It's making my mouth water just thinking about it.

And of course... the 18oz garlic roasted prime rib... cooked medium rare. Juicy, succulent, tasty, tender... wow... I want to go back!

Didn't try it but I just had to mention it... they have garlic ice cream! Holy...

Address: 325 Columbus Avenue
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Between Vallejo St. & Broadway St. in North Beach/Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill
Phone: (415) 781-7673
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 28, 2008
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