El Mansour is the cure for the common dinner date, and its canopy ceiling, colorful lanterns and intimate feel take ambiance to a whole 'nother level.Is it just us, or is the typical dinner date just a teensy bit boring? Don't get us wrong, we love great food and good conversation, but sometimes it feels like there's a little something missing. A touch of romance, perhaps. A full-on, five-course dinner. Or an awesome belly dancer.
El Mansour is the cure for the common dinner date. Walk in get down at one of the low round tables on which your multi-course meal is served. The cushy seats are made for lounging, and this spot is all about Moroccan decadence. A canopy ceiling, candles, colorful lanterns and intimate feel take ambiance to a whole 'nother level. And that's before the belly dancer steps into the room and starts do her thing.
El Mansour has been around for over 30 years, and trust us, this spot is a San Francisco institution. Don't come in expecting to eat a la carte: this menu has tons of entree options, but they come part and parcel with a five-course meal that includes Harira lentil soup, salad, Bastela de Chef (a chicken almond pastry), dessert and mint tea. Choose from the specialties or entrees, and you'll be getting a full multi-course experience for $31.75 or $34.75, respectively. Add to that, the cozy Moroccan ambiance, and this isn't just another dinner date, it's a dining experience.
Bastela de Chef
King Hassan Banana Fritter
Tuesday - Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.