Like I’ve said in many of my previous posts, the Mission District in San Francisco is easily the up and coming neighborhood for restaurants.
Myriad Gastro Pub just opened up a few months ago offering global inspired dishes, anywhere from American to Spanish to Italian.
We started off the meal with a few bite sized snacks to get our appetite flowing. The bread basket of goat cheese bread and bacon gougère were both tasty but slightly on the dry side; that wasn’t a problem when they were smeared with butter and everything is better with butter, right? The olives were simple but deliciously flavored with harissa, a North African hot chili paste, and fresh orange zest. The mgp spiced potato chips were crispy and light and served with a pungent horseradish dipping sauce.
After our snacks, our two appetizers arrived: the soup and grits. The butternut squash soup with sweet balsamic reduction and toasted hazelnuts was velvety and smooth but lacked a bit of seasoning. The Anson Mills grits were creamy, delicious, and flavored with Albariño (a type of Spanish wine) butter sauce. However, the shrimp on top of the grits were slightly over cooked to my liking.
Our last savory dish of the night was the grilled hanger steak, not the most tender cut of meat but rather flavorful with the accompanying salsa verde. It was served with patatas bravas (fried potatoes) with romesco sauce and Cotija cheese. Pretty yummy. We also got a side of baby kale sprouts tossed with garlic because who doesn’t love garlic?!
Now, some of my favorite dishes of the night were actually the desserts! The warm caramelized Granny Smith apple crisp was scrumptious with tart cranberries, nutty pecans, and refreshing crème fraîche ice cream. The butterscotch pot de crème was luscious and rich served with light vanilla whipped cream and soft brown butter sable cookies.
Myriad Gastro Pub offers all kind of dishes so there’s an option for everyone. Overall, my rating is 7.5/10.