With what seems to be a shortage of Creole and Cajun food in the Mission, Alba Ray’s has become a welcomed addition. They have a family style meal where you can add smaller plates to sample. And actually their appetizers will give you a good range of their menu. It was almost tapas like, which was great. With our group of five, we covered most of the dishes we wanted to try. The price tag is a bit high. Very high for those who had these dishes in the South, but hey, this is crossed with California.
The service was great. Very attentive staff. Given that it’s been open for less than six months, it’s pretty awesome. They’re running a great crew here. Even handled our botched salad gracefully.
Overall, the food was good and the atmosphere was lively. The space was large enough to split the dining and bar area. So if you don’t have a reservation, you may have luck at the bar with the tables around there. But if not, enjoy their bar. It’s fully stocked with all the comforts.
2293 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 (415) 872-9409
Verdict: Worth a try. Come with a big group to sample more dishes.
It’s been awhile since we had Thai food and what a better way to get back into it by checking out Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. A place that prides itself in using locally sourced organic ingredients, then using it to make some unique looking and some amazing tasty dishes. For me, it was the beef short rib that caught my eye. In its Instagram worthy glory, this in-your-face slab of meat was basically taunting you to try it out. At least, that’s what it did to me and it didn’t disappoint. Non-carnivores, your mileage may vary. However, as good as the short rib was there was another star dish of the night.
So I hope I didn’t paint the wrong picture. This is a place has a huge range of Thai food. All pretty amazing as we found out. We decided to order family style even though the dishes were more individually focused. But I can’t imagine how one person can finish some of the dishes we had.
As for the service, in addition to our waitress, there were many servers going around helping out. I think we had about three others come by and check up on our drinks and meal. This was great. They even helped us portion out our beef noodle soup. Though it was probably due to the messy job we were doing. That short rib was monstrous to deal with. You should have seen it!
Anyways, great service overall, especially for a busy Friday evening, and great food. This is the type of place I see myself revisiting often, especially when friends are in town. See you soon farmhouse kitchen!
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine
710 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 (415) 814-2920
Verdict: Although it’s on the pricier side, I recommend trying this place out.