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One Market (San Francisco, CA)

One Market
1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105
Dining date: 10/19/21

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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.

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Avocado Toast bodega bay cold-smoked salmon, grilled acme bread

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Grilled Octopus white bean purée, radish, chili, chimichurri, olives

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Tomato Soup dirty girl dry-farmed tomatoes, torn croutons

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Pan-seared Day Boat Scallops smoked onion purée, cipollinis, chanterelles, red wine emulsion

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Grilled Pork Chop brussels sprouts, sweet potato purée, pickled mustard seeds

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Grilled New York Steak potato purée, button mushrooms, sautéed spinach, peppercorn sauce

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Chocolate Toffee Almond Crunch Cake tahitian vanilla bean ice cream

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Chocolate Pot de Crème

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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.

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