Range Restaurant is one of the Mission District’s hot new restaurants featuring stylish American food in a comfortable and modern setting.
The restaurant’s sleek & narrow interior is fronted by well-stocked bar and wine selection. The buzz and vibe of Range make it a great place even to wait
at the bar for your table. The dining area features polished, beautiful hardwood; muted colors; and comfortable booths. This is truly modern San Francisco
The Skatewing was an unusual and delicious fish...
For our meal – we were seated in a small section of booths just outside the kitchen’s entrance. It was intimate – if a little cramped. Range
is very packed into its space. We began our meal with a tasty Syrah from the wine list. The Manila clams were to die for, and also tried a unique white bean
soup that was both hearty and spicy. All of the appetizers our group rated a solid “A”.
For our entrees, we checked out the halibut, skate wing (from the ray family), and the world-famous rubbed pork shoulder. The halibut was
excellent – flaky and cooked just right with some colorful vegetables placed around. The skate wing was also very good and a relatively unique fish to try. The
pork shoulder was tasty –if a little fatty.
The ravioli appetizer was small but tasty...
The service at Range was average. The waitress handled our orders efficiently – but without much emotion or warmth. During a special meal on
the town – we hope for a little more interaction for an enjoyable event. Perhaps it was an “off” server or off-day for the server (?) – but of an otherwise great
experience – it detracted a bit.
Back to the meal – for our dessert, we enjoyed a vanilla ice cream that was delicious. Range is quality done well, but not unusual. The menu
selections are quite limited (about 8 entrees to choose from) and seasonally influenced. We enjoyed the great food at Range – and would recommend this
restaurant – but might not rush back with the “range” of restaurants, service, and comfortable spaces available along Valencia Street in San Francisco. No doubt
Range is hip and popular today – but is among many similar choices in the area. Our editors rate Range a “B+” for the overall dining experience. The total meal
cost was around $120 for 3 people, not including alcohol.
The halibut came with healthy lentils
842 Valencia Street
Reservations Strongly Recommended (We didn’t get seated until 9:45pm on a Saturday)