1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105
Dining date: 10/19/21
One Market restaurant, located at the beginning of San Francisco’s longest street, has been a standby in the Financial District / Embarcadero for almost 30 years. Originally opened by noted local chef Bradley Ogden (who would go on to open a few restaurants in Las Vegas), the kitchen’s been helmed by Mark Dommen since 2004. Dommen led the restaurant to Michelin star recognition from 2008-2012, although it hasn’t been able to crack the list since.
Our impetus for stopping by was the fall version of San Francisco’s restaurant week, which provided two different three-course fixed menus (priced at $40 and $65), which we sampled both of. While the restaurant has been around since I was a young kid, this was my first time dining here.
Avocado Toast bodega bay cold-smoked salmon, grilled acme bread
Grilled Octopus white bean purée, radish, chili, chimichurri, olives
Tomato Soup dirty girl dry-farmed tomatoes, torn croutons
Pan-seared Day Boat Scallops smoked onion purée, cipollinis, chanterelles, red wine emulsion
Grilled Pork Chop brussels sprouts, sweet potato purée, pickled mustard seeds
Grilled New York Steak potato purée, button mushrooms, sautéed spinach, peppercorn sauce
Chocolate Toffee Almond Crunch Cake tahitian vanilla bean ice cream
Chocolate Pot de Crème
I was pleasantly surprised by the food at One Market. There’s nothing fancy here, but the food was executed well and tasted great, There was a sort of ‘upscale homey’ feel to the cuisine, where the food felt slightly refined yet still very comfortable. I would definitely plan to return.