A nearly decade-old San Francisco favorite, Slanted Door just won this year's James Beard award for Outstanding Restaurant. This modern Vietnamese restaurant sits in the Ferry Building overlooking the water and showcases the abundance of produce as well as ecologically farmed meat, game, and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Phan family opened the original Slanted Door in 1995 on Valencia Street with a vision to blend Vietnamese cooking technique with local ingredients.
The food; relaxed atmosphere; riesling-driven wine list; full bar with artisanal spirits and fresh-squeezed, organic juices — as well as hard-to-find Chinese teas — all speak to the restaurant's originality and commitment to quality.
The success of Slanted Door has inspired and enabled owner-chef Charles Phan to expand his empire to include a recent Embarcadero favorite Hard Water, New Orleans-inspired South at SF Jazz, the new Coachman, and more.