Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Good Food with Bay Views

When we first arrived in San Francisco 33+ years ago, we brunched at the Mission Rock Resort, a funky restaurant near San Francisco's dry docks.  It had good food, nice water views, and a very rustic atmosphere.  Calling it a "resort" was a real stretch.  Then the restaurant changed hands, lost its identity, and was eventually shut down after being a dance club.

This past Saturday, we lunched at the new Mission Rock Resort on its first full day of operations.  We'll definitely be returning.  The bay views are still good, but the food is the best it's ever been.  We had barbecued oysters, tuna tartar, an heirloom tomato salad, and matchstick fries.  All were very good.  The staff were friendly, and the service remarkably good for a restaurant that had only opened to the public the night before.

We had a chance to chat with one of the owners who pointed out to us that the wood siding was made from old seats from University of California's Memorial Stadium.  You can see the seat numbers when you look up close.

It's nice to have the Mission Rock back.  If you want a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a nice bay view, give it a try.  Being located in the Mission Bay area at 817 Terry Francois Blvd., the restaurant is not the easiest to find if you are a visitor to San Francisco.  However, the T-line light rail stop at Mariposa and 3rd Streets is just 2 blocks away.

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