Restaurant Review: Mission Bowling Club


Mission Bowling Club is a new bowling alley/bar/restaurant on 17th and S. Van Ness in the Mission District, San Francisco.  The food is from Chef Anthony Myint of  Mission Street Food fame.  MBC is open every day from 3pm until 11pm or 12am, opening at 11am on weekends for brunch.  I went for brunch and sampled the fried chicken and waffles.  The fried chicken was excellent – crisp, flavorful, juicy with a good amount of heat.  The waffle served with maple butter was not as memorable.  The homemade biscuits and sausage gravy were served with home fries and were very good. My favorite dish was the Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Chamomile Crisp, and Spring Herbs, which was a pretty sophisticated dessert and really delicious.  I will have to go back after 3pm when they serve their regular menu that includes the Mission Burger, a $15 1/2 lb aged and granulated  patty which Chef Myint used to serve out of the meat counter of a Vietnamese grocery a couple of years ago.  The menu also includes a sausage corn dog and more complicated plates like a blackened salmon with potato latke, creme fraiche, salmon roe, cucumber, and horseradish. There is a nice outdoor seating area, bar area, and of course bowling lanes, all of which are nicely designed.  A fun place to eat and play in the Mission.

Link to Mission Bowling Club website here.

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3 thoughts on “Restaurant Review: Mission Bowling Club

  1. Myint is certainly busy these days! He just opened Mission Chinese NYC yesterday. No one will be able to get in for weeks. It seems like all the celebrity chefs are playing court this week 😦

    • Hmm…in SF they don’t take reservations. It’s pretty egalitarian, first come first served. Hopefully you will be able to get to try it soon – MCF is one of my favorite restaurants!

      • I think it’s no reservations over here too, it’s just too many people right now. I’m going to try to get in for lunch during the week. Can’t wait!

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