Chef Emmanuel Eng of Maverick - San Francisco, CA

3316 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-3061
Hours: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 5:30pm-9pm

After working at some of San Francisco’s most prominent restaurants, including Aqua and Boulevard, Chef Emmanuel Eng brings a refined edge to the formerly casual-American spot Maverick, showing off some serious plating style and adding earthy infusions and depth with funky textures. But Eng’s menu is also full of soul, drawing inspiration from his Chinese heritage with dishes like crispy soft-poached egg with maitake mushrooms. The small bright orange dining room and floor-to-ceiling views of the busy Mission neighborhood lend a sunny backdrop. Chef-owner Scott Youkills is also involved in a number of other local projects, including Hi-Lo BBQ, while Co-owner and Sommelier Michael Pierce keeps the wine flowing.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Autumn Vegetables: Crispy Soft-poached Egg, Maitakes, Butternut Squash Bark, Garlic Soubise, and Ancho Chili Pesto
  • Roasted Squab, Hay-smoked Carrots, Red Wine-braised Salsify, and Parmesan

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