Offering vistas of a narrow urban inlet, The Ritz-Carlton's flagship restaurant preps platters of raw shellfish and fish, along with heartier favorites like a thick cioppino
and a colossal ribeye, accompanied by whimsical bar creations.
But what we see happening with these sea lions and domoic acid has a direct bearing on the cioppino
you order at Fisherman's Wharf.
In February 2015, husband-and-wife Jack and Bonnie Ferrara opened Cioppino
House in a space east of Dari Market.
Another spectacular seafood option is the Seafood Cioppino
and is made with Gulf shrimp, crabmeat, scallops, house-made smoked paprika pasta (one of the best pastas I have ever eaten), all in a Riesling broth.
, a seafood stew that can have has many as seven fishes in one bowl.
With its San Francisco Cioppino
, Gulf Coast Shrimp & Scallops and Outer Banks Calamari, Market Street Grill beckons otherwise landlocked diners to savor its oceanic fare.
Among the options: butternut-squash bisque, prime rib, Northwest cioppino
, seared duck, and vegetable gratin.
Entrees include pork flatiron, under the brick chicken, chicken cordon bleu, stuffed chicken Parmesan, seafood cioppino
, pasta carbonara, fish & chips, seafood risotto, stuffed salmon, baked haddock Elizabeth, lazy lasagna and New York sirloin.
Simmered with herbs, fish bones produce gelatinous broth that's perfect for chowders, paella, bouillabaisse, gumbo, pasta, cioppino
, and sopa de mariscos.
Matt and I suddenly found ourselves eating chowder or cioppino
, some curry or another, butterbean soup, or hoppin' John almost every night--dishes that seemed conceived for no other purpose than for me to take the pot through its paces.
It's not just interesting new dishes--and there are plenty--like black bean tamale verde, seafood cioppino
, vegetable panang curry, truffle parmesan mac & cheese, pumpkin squash ravioli, and palak paneer.
Throughout the two-level restaurant and lounge, diners can savor a full range of traditional and original cicheti from Polpette di Carne (meatballs sauteed in a slow-cooked, homemade tomato sauce) to a Gamberi Grassi in Garlic Butter Saor (spicy fat prawns); and signature main dishes including a Pappardelle Ragu (handmade pasta, fresh pappardelle pasta served al dente with slow-braised lamb shoulder ragout), or a fresh cuippin stew simmered in a savory seafood Cioppino
stew, in a space that caters to all the senses.