Review: Tommy Toy's Cuisine Chinoise
you want to impress your business associates or date, take them to
Tommy Toy's Cuisine Chinoise in San Francisco. Once you walk into
this elegant restaurant, you will be greeted by a cheongsam clad hostess
and ushered to an intimate dining spot amidst beautiful antiquities,
300 year-old tapestries and Tommy's personal collection of rare Chinese
It's the perfect setting so that you can focus on getting
that deal done, or look into your mate's eyes without distraction.
The Chinese dishes are prepared with a French flair, with impeccable
personal service. While you may have to roll your sleeves up at
other restaurants to serve your guests that slippery Asian prawns
dish, Tommy Toy's offers service so polished that you can just sit
back and enjoy the dining experience.
This restaurant has been a San Francisco institution since
1985. It has survived the onslaught of countless trendy restaurants
that have come and gone.
During the weekdays, the restaurant is filled with executives
from the San Francisco Financial District. On the weekends and evenings,
the pace is more leisurely, perfect for celebrations or just savoring
The food is equally spectacular to the restaurant's setting. Tommy
Toy's preparations of his dishes are masterpieces. Toy's classic
sauteed lobster rests on a bed of angel hair noodles with pine nuts
and mushrooms. Try the appetizer of minced squab wrapped in leaves
of lettuce. The Chinese roast duck with plum wine sauce sits on
a bed of crisp snow peas. One of the most unique items is the seafood
bisque which is served in a fresh half coconut shell, with the succulent
coconut meat melding with the bisque. Top it off with a light peach
mousse in a strawberry compote!
Tommy Toy's Cuisine Chinoise can swiftly transport you to an oasis
of calm, even if it is just for the lunch hour. There is a fixed menu
daily special offering for $11.95, that includes a crisp glass of
California wine. Also, a signature Business Luncheon for $18.50, and
a Celebration Feast at $32.50 per person. Compared with many fine
dining establishments in major cities these days, that is a bargain!
There are dining rooms if you want to privately entertain your guests.
Tommy Toy has graciously provided to AC members his signature
- AC Team
Toy's Cuisine Chinoise
655 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Owner-Proprietor: Tommy Toy
Partner: Alon Yu