Truffle Flatbread, Beef Cheeks with Horseradish Sauce, Banana Dipped in Chocolate
Occupation: Opera Star
Location: San Francisco
Favorite Restaurant: COCO500
Reviewed COCO500: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The quality of food was excellent, the cavatelli arrived with cream sauce, but in the mouth, it seems so light and tasty, and I think the pasta is freshly made. The truffle "pizza," is so delicious, you actually need a moment to fully enjoy the flavor after the first bite. Also, I must mention that the sorbet is absolutely a big hit, but the chocolate cake is unforgettable.
I would totally return to Coco500 with friends many, many more times, and actually, the friends, who came with me, will also return with their friends. I must say, the parking during the day is not quite convenient, but I believe after 6pm, the metered parking is much easier.
Portion size: Good size
Décor and atmosphere: Simple and beautiful; nice, clean, and soothing bathroom
Bang for buck: A little high, but totally worth it.
Comfort: A little crowded, but the leather seat was comfy.
Noise level: A little high.
Wait for table: No problem with a reservation.
Food arrival speed: Pretty good.
Occupation: African High Priest, Musician, MUNI Driver
Location: San Pablo
Favorite Restaurant: Red Jade
Reviewed COCO500: Saturday, November 29, 2008
The portion was very small. I left the restaurant with my stomach growling like a grizzly bear. The food was good, as was the service (from entrance to service within 15 minutes). The decor and atmosphere was very bland -- dim lights with bronze colored walls, and two windows facing east and south. The ONLY paintings were three mediocre pictures of trees! As far as "BANG for the BUCK," a firecracker had more than this...EXPENSIVE!!!! The noise level was medium. As I mentioned, the wait was 15 minutes (I made a previous reservation), so the food arrival time was very adequate. Overall, I have nicknamed this restaurant "NO...NO to $58." I will not recommend this restaurant to friends nor visit again. Overall rating by me is a letter grade of a "C."
Occupation: Retired School Principal
Favorite Restaurant: Crogan's Montclair
Reviewed COCO500: Saturday, November 15, 2008
There were four of us for an early dinner on a magnificent Saturday night. We found parking easily and were seated as soon as we walked in. The corner location is very easy to navigate around and is easy to access from the Bay Bridge. Prior to our arrival, Clay had called to confirm the original reservation, and Maria called to remind us. We felt very welcome.