More PANZANELLA Please!

March 8, 2017

Ok, the honest truth is, I just had this PANZANELLA salad yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about it.  I’m craving more because, seriously, it’s beyond. It’s hard to put my finger on what exactly makes this dish so incredible.  Could it be the grilled octopus which is charred just enough so it’s tender but still has a crispy bite? So often the problem with cooking octopus is it’s either too chewy or hard as a rock.  But not ...

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THREE DAYS left ! SF Restaurant Week 2017 !

January 26, 2017

The countdown has begun.  We have just 3 days left of SF RESTAURANT WEEK 2017.  Three days left for you to come down to Pier 23 Cafe and enjoy some amazingly delicious meals at a phenomenal price. Just check out our LUNCH and DINNER menus and see the variety of apps and entrees you can choose from.  Perhaps a starter of BAKED OYSTERS and an order of FISH & CHIPS to satisfy your lunch craving?  Or come down later for a romantic dinner ...

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Octopus…Tacos!

October 17, 2016

You’ve had a thousand fish tacos but have you tried an octopus taco?  Come down to PIer 23 Cafe and try Chef Seamus' latest menu addition. GRILLED SPANISH OCTOPUS sits atop a corn tortilla brushed with black bean puree.  The black bean is made a little bit more rich and delicious with some bacon fat (of course!). The octopus is lightly charred giving the meat a smoky flavor which is tempered nicely by a fresh vibrant cucumber cilantro ...

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We heart AL + Fried Chicken!

October 3, 2016

At Pier 23 Cafe, we really do love our customers.  One of our loyal patrons, Al, is the kind of guy that when he walks through the door our bartenders ring the bell to announce his arrival.  For the past 2 years, he's asked Chef Seamus to put fried chicken on the menu. So to honor Al's loyalty, diligence (and patience!) , Chef has created "AL'S FRIED CHICKEN WEDNESDAYS".  Every Wednesday this October, we will be offering a special a la carte ...

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FISH & CHIPS FAN CLUB

September 27, 2016

It's hard to contain your excitement when this bountiful plate of FISH & CHIPS arrives at your table. I mean, just look at the golden "fried to perfection" filet of HADDOCK nestled over a stack of freshly hand cut steak fries, and tell me your mouth is not watering right now.  The SCRIMSHAW PILSNER infused batter makes the outer shell especially crispy while also adding a rich flavor.  And there's nothing like some fresh hand cut steak ...

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Devilishly Delicioso

September 7, 2016

For our new Catch of the Day, Chef Seamus, has gone to the dark side with his SALT ISLAND MUSSELS FRA DIAVOLO. In typical Italian style, the name which means "Brother Devil", tells you exactly what to expect: fiery, spicy, bold...and red!  The tomato based sauce simmers in a pan with roasted Serrano peppers providing some intense (but not offensive) heat.  The fresh Salt Island mussels are then added to the sauce cooking in the juices until ...

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EAT DRINK SF 2016 coming August 25-28

August 11, 2016

Pier 23 Cafe is proud to announce our own Chef Seamus and the Pier 23 cafe team will be participating in the famed food & drink fest, EAT DRINK SF 2016.  You can find us at the Grand Tasting on August 28 from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason. EAT DRINK SF is an amazing opportunity to experience the fantastic foodie life the Bay Area has to offer, all under one roof!  It's a whole weekend starting August 25-28 ...

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Over POKE? How about some LOMI?

July 10, 2016

CHEF SEAMUS is taking full advantage of salmon and tomato season with this new appetizer, LOMI LOMI SALMON. It's a traditional Hawaiian raw fish salad similar to tuna poke however Lomi Lomi is made with salmon.  Our version is made with fresh COHO salmon,  vine ripened heirloom tomatoes,  cilantro, red onion, coconut vinaigrette and sea salt.  The diced salmon is luxuriously tender and has a rich flavor while the red onion and cilantro ...

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CATCH of the DAY: TOMBO TUNA

June 25, 2016

Summer's here and you're hungry but you've vowed to only eat salads until September.  Have no fear, our seared coriander encrusted TOMBO TUNA is here to save your crave. Thick slices of beautifully seared Tombo Tuna rest atop a summery salad made of arugula, fava bean greens, fresh apricot, shaved jalapeno, kohlrabi, spiced cashews and shaved red onion tossed in a lime cilantro vinaigrette.  Hints of toasted coriander and cashew add a deep ...

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It’s a BETTER BURGER, BABY

May 30, 2016

Did you know you could help save the earth by eating a burger?! Yes, it's true.  And leave it to the clever folks at the James Beard Foundation to figure out how : through their BETTER BURGER PROJECT.  It's not just a contest, it's a movement.  The mission of the Better Burger Project (also known as the Blended Burger Project...yeah, confusing) is to promote more healthy and sustainable practices by inviting a select few chefs across ...

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