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252 California Street San Francisco , CA 94111


Monday – Saturday | 5PM-9PM


Monday – Saturday | 5PM-6:30PM

Closed Sunday

Options available for private lunch parties and events

Estiatorio Ornos — San Francisco

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant celebrates the marriage of Greek and Middle Eastern flavors and highlights the cooking preparations and use of spices from across the region. Guests will feel transported by the bright and airy aesthetic, the authentic and flavorful dishes, and the warm and relaxed style of hospitality. A house playlist beckons guests to sit and stay all evening, reveling in the array of sharable dishes, refreshing cocktails, intriguing wines, and a lively atmosphere. 

Led by award-winning Chef Michael Mina in partnership with Girair “Jerry” Goumroian, the 76-seat restaurant presents the evolution of the iconic 252 California Street flagship location, which also told the story of Mina’s childhood in Egypt and his travels through cuisine style, ingredients and flavors. Now, Estiatorio Ornos offers an inspired dining style and social scene – representing Chef Mina’s adaptation, innovation, and core culinary philosophies, while paying homage to his Middle Eastern heritage and the Greek heritage of Chef Goumroian.

Valet parking is available Monday to Saturday in front of the restaurant on California Street. $15 per vehicle.

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Private Dining & Events

25 Seats in Private Dining | 101 Full Seated Restaurant Buyout

A special occasion calls for special treatment in the heart of the SF dining scene. We pull out the stops for you and your guests in our private room or reserve the entire restaurant. Our team will work with you to create a lasting memory.

For more information please click on the event inquiry tab below.

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Wine Down Fridays

50% OFF Wine

Cheers the Weekend! Unwind with 50% off bottles of wine over $100. Available for dine-in only.


Estiatorio Ornos Catering

Indulge in an exceptional culinary journey customized to your unique event and taste preferences. Whether it’s an office lunch, corporate function, dinner soiree, or social gathering, Estiatorio Ornos catering offers a crowd-pleasing menu featuring traditional Greek favorites with signature Michael Mina flair.

Our catering services are meticulously crafted to exceed your expectations and create a memorable dining experience for you and your guests. Trust us to deliver an exquisite culinary excursion to Greece that will leave a lasting impression.

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House Accounts & Gift Cards

House Accounts
A digital dining wallet made for loyal Estiatorio Ornos guests. Receive complimentary dining credit & exclusive restaurant benefits.

Gift Cards
Give the gift of an unforgettable dining experience. Purchase a gift card to your favorite MINA restaurant today.

“In a sense, the new restaurant is a return to form for Mina, whose national acclaim was born at Aqua, also located at 252 California St. Aqua was also known for seafood, and Mina said he remodeled the restaurant space to feel more lively and social with Aqua in mind.” – SF Chronicle

Michael Mina’s Fine Dining Flagship Will Flip Into a Greek Seafood Restaurant

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About Our Chef: Michael Mina

Born in Cairo, Egypt and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, Chef Michael Mina began his epicurean journey at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. During his formal schooling, he spent his weekends sharpening his skills with hands-on experience by working in Chef Charlie Palmer’s kitchen at the upscale Aureole in New York City. Early in his career, Chef Mina was presented with a rare and unique opportunity with Chef George Morrone when the duo were asked to develop a concept and create a menu for an upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco – the city Chef Mina had always dreamed of calling home. 

Unfazed by the major earthquake that rocked the Bay Area on his second day in the city, Chef Mina went immediately to work under Chef Morrone’s direction. In his role as chef de cuisine, he dedicated himself to perfecting the complete dining experience by personally training the entire kitchen staff and refining the menu. In 1991, Chefs Mina and Morrone opened AQUA to rave reviews and national acclaim. Chef Mina served as AQUA’s executive chef from 1993 to 2002, during which time he was awarded Rising Star Chef of the Year (1997) and Best Chef: California (2002) by the James Beard Foundation Awards.  

Chef Mina’s culinary and business vision ultimately led to the founding of MINA Group, which now owns and operates more than 30 restaurants around the world. 

Throughout his illustrious career, he has been honored with numerous accolades including a Michelin star at MICHAEL MINA (2012-2018), James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee (2013), Gayot’s Restaurateur of the Year (2011), Bon Appétit’s Chef of the Year (2005), and more.  

Chef Mina and his collection of restaurants have been featured across national media outlets such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Food Network, The Today Show, TIME, Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, and Wine Spectator. He has been a featured guest chef at the James Beard House on numerous occasions, has served as a judge on Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef, and has cooked for three U.S. presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. 



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