Home: "Homey food, classy surroundings" Home Restaurant - CLOSED Tip by mrtourne

Home is one of those places that you can go any night of the week and it will be packed up to the gills, in no small measure because of the decently priced food (no entrees over $15 here) that takes on comfort food with some flair added for good measure, a good and inexpensive wine list, drink specials every night of the week and a great location accessible from everywhere...

The decor is somewhere in between homey and trendy - there are some leftover touches from it 's previous incarnation as John Frank, a very expensive dot-com era restaurant (the owner is still the same, simply changed tone with the economy), such as the halogen lighting and comfy banquettes. The tables have been changed with spare wood tables. The covered patio remains a great place to have dinner even in winter nights, thanks to the massive fireplace.

The food shines in its simplicity. A butternut squash soup with cinnamon creme fraiche was greatly balanced and comforting, the flat iron steak was tender and cooked to perfection, the fries were crispy and drizzled in a tasty vinaigrette. IN other occasions I've also had other versions of the steaks and the roast chicken, and the food was always consistently good.

As for the wine list, you can find some good wines in the 20 dollar range, corkage fee is $12 if you bring your own wine.

The desserts are outstanding - the banana rum pudding (available in a half portion as well) is completely to die for. The peanut butter creme brulee was very good, with a more subtle flavor than I would have expected (and with some great cookies on the side).

Parking can be difficult in the area, but Muni subway is right outside the door

Favorite Dish: The flat iron steak is excellent, with fries to spare for 2. Among the desserts, you should not miss the banana rum bread pudding - I've come back just for that!

Address: 2100 Market St (at Church)
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Across the street from the Market Street Safeway
Phone: 503-0333
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 4
Theme: American

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 12, 2004
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