A. Sabella's Seafood and Steaks

Overall Rating: 5.800

Address: 2766 Taylor Street, 3rd Floor
Cross Street(s): Jefferson St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: 415.771.6775
Hours: Su-Sa 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 5.60
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffe Trieste
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $3.50
Last Update: 05/21/2006
First Reviewed: 05/21/2006
Notes: None

This restaurant is an elevator ride up from Taylor St. The SF Chronicle calls it the best restaurant on the Wharf, and I'd have to agree. The prices are high, but the food (particularly the seafood) is of SF-worthy quality. A nice interior with odd lighting fixtures that look like giant jacks and views over the Wharf. Back in the kitchen they use a single-group Elektra machine and Caff´┐Ż Trieste beans. (They used to serve Illy with a different machine, but they switched due to the expense - and yet they are probably making espresso at least as good.) They serve espresso with a thin layer of lighter brown crema. The cup exhibits an unassuming flavor of spice with a bite of stronger tobacco.