My first dinner at San Francisco was at Scoma’s by the Fisherman’s Wharf, it was a seafood restaurant highly recommended by our cab driver.
I have to admit, this place was a little touristy, but which place by the fisherman’s wharf isn’t? On the table the 4 of us had Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Lobster ravioli, and a Hot Sampler Trio.
The clam chowder was delicious, probably the best I had from my San Francisco trip. They didn’t cheap out on ingredients nor the cream. It was a nice hearty soup with lots of clams.
The lobster bisque was very creamy. The taste was great, but the cream was just a tad too heavy for me.
The Hot Sampler Trio had crab cakes, scampi, and calamari fritti. Honestly, I didn’t think this sample plate was worth the $26. It just didn’t seem like there was a lot of seafood on there. The shrimps came in a tiny little bowl, and the crab cakes were pretty small, not a seafood satisfying appetizer.
The lobster ravioli was a nice pasta dish. Each ravioli was packed had a good amount of filling, I am not sure if they were all lobster though because it was really mashed up. It came in a cream based sauce and there were only a couple little pieces of real lobster, a few more would be nice.
This was a quite an expensive restaurant, as most entrees were $30+, and if you want fresh boiled lobster or crab, that’s even more. Fisherman’s wharf price I guess. Besides the clam chowder, the rest of the food were just ok.
San Francisco, CA 94133