Michael Mina

335 Powell St. (in the Westin St. Francis Hotel), San Francisco , CA
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California Cuisine
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2008 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place

Best Chef

Michael Mina’s culinary empire continues to grow but Arcadia remains the superstar chef’s sole Silicon Valley outpost. While San Jose has more than its share of steakhouses, Mina’s playful, inventive style of cooking has produced a menu that’s hearty, yet elegant; sophisticated and accessible.

-- Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 24, 2008

Course after course of really quite creative dishes slammed our palates beneath the huge beige columns that stud the homogenously elegant space. For all of the same old suits and conservative good behavior that fill the former Compass Rose (who else can afford this place?), the food is remarkably fun, if a bit overwhelming. - SFS Staff


  • Michael Mina's Signature Restaurant

    08/15/2004 by SFS Staff

    Of the high-profile restaurant openings of 2004, Michael Mina is neck and neck with Slanted Door for buzz. Having tried Mina's austere (read: underwhelmingly simple for the price) cuisine at Aqua back...  More »