Julius’ Castle – A View To A Kill (Closed)

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May 3, 2008 by  
Filed under San Francisco, Valentine

Built in 1922, this fanciful castle-as-restaurant was designed, not surprisingly, by an architect who moonlighted as a cartoonist, Louis Mastropasqua of La Vita Italiana. This crenellated edifice seems to hang like magic from its vantage point just below Telegraph Hill’s other famous landmark, Coit Tower. It boasts one of the best views in The City. Enjoy Northern Italian cuisinse such as Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle Risotto followed by Pancetta Crusted Ahi Tuna and Seared Foie Gras with Asian-Pears and Oloroso Glaze. Everything is prepared with care and the service is impeccable in the elegant and romantic dining room that evokes the 1920s. The wine list is extensive and includes many imported and domestic vintages (prices vary).

Closed for renovations in the summer of 2006, it is reopened in May 2007. New owners have spiffed up the 1922 landmark and have brought on executive chef Michael Hammonds to oversee the classic Italian-French menu, which will revive old-school classics such as lobster Thermidor, abalone almondine and coquilles Saint-Jacques. They’ll be serving dinner nightly, along with weekend brunch

Arguably the most romantic restaurant in San Francisco, I have had the pleasure to dine in this restaurant twice. I was impressed with the food on each occasion. Reserve the window seat when you make the reservation. The view of the Bay is breathtaking. If you want to impress your date, you can’t go wrong with this place.

Julius’ Castle, 1541 Montgomery @ Union St., San Francisco, CA, 94133
+1 (415) 392-2222

Julius\' Castle

Julius' Castle

Julius\' Castle

The entrance

Julius\' Castle

View of Julius' Castle during the evening


One Response to “Julius’ Castle – A View To A Kill (Closed)”
  1. Paula Kozinski says:

    My husband and I are finally planning a romantic trip back to San Francisco after almost five years – My most anticipated place to return to was Julius Castle and we are truly sadened by word of its closure.

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