|This somewhat controversial restaurant is a little too hip for some people - from its two stories of industrial d�cor, odd and layered-on-thick gay and metrosexual wait staff, intimidating bar scene in the middle of the place, and a complicated menu that will take anyone a while to get their head around. The food here is quite creative, however - which is refreshing from the great-but-monotonous "Church of Alice Waters" formula at fine dining establishments in SF. But what starts as a great and interesting meal finishes rather poorly here: it crashes at dessert and burns at coffee. Desserts, which you'd think would be a strong point from the creator of SF's Citizen Cake, are a weak point. As for the coffee experience, it's below pedestrian. Using a two-group Brasilia in the kitchen, they produce moderately sized espresso shots with the faintest hint of a lighter brown crema that evaporates almost instantly. And if the coffee they use for their espresso looks stale by the signs of the crema, the taste backs it up: flat, lifeless, and mostly a mild pepper drip coffee flavor and body. For 50� more, you can oddly get drop coffee which undoubtedly only differs by the size of the cup. The coffee comes from Equator Estate Coffees, who once again signs a deal with a cuisine-aspirational restaurant who produces unacceptably poor espresso with their beans. Served in classic brown Nuova Point cups.