Restaurant review: Maverick, in the Mission

Maverick is a small American-cuisine restaurant on 17th just west of Mission in San Francisco. The place is cozy, dimly lit, not real noisy, and the decor is kind of, well, American; we had a fragmented, backlit road map of the US on the wall next to our table. We had the large table in front, with a view into the kitchen.

The menu was limited but diverse; I had the Maverick salad, which was very good, while others praised the oysters. My main course was the trout, which was excellent. My companions enjoyed the chicken, pork and pasta. The wine list is short and distinctly “small-winery” oriented; don’t expect the usual suspects. The friendly and knowledgeable staff bailed me out by bringing samples of several wines.

I highly recommend Maverick, though I think the smaller tables may be somewhat more cramped and noisy. Expect to pay $70-90 depending on your wine selection.

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