We're incredibly excited to be included again in Michael Bauer's list of Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants for 2017! It's been an exciting year for the bay area dining scene - we're honored to be in such amazing company!
Congratulations to the Village Sake team - thank you for all your hard work!
The sushi, generally six or eight fish a night, is always immaculate, but Whitman really excels at other dishes, including the tempura of maitake mushroom shrouded with a delicate coating, the chunks of chicken thigh threaded on skewers with scallions, the gossamer scallop-chive dumplings, and the grilled hamachi collar. The kitchen has a way with vegetables, which might include kimchi Brussels sprouts or curried spaghetti squash hit with lime and ginger. The interior has a classic rustic sensibility, and the service is warm and helpful.
It’s a restaurant that deserves to have long wait lists, and, while you wait, you can always have a cocktail at 19 Broadway or one of the other bars that line the street.