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252 California Street San Francisco , CA 94111

Happy Hour:

Monday – Saturday

4PM – 5:30PM


Monday – Thursday


Friday & Saturday


Closed Sunday

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

Escape to Greece! Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant brings to life the celebratory spirit of the Greek Isles. Guests will feel transported to the eponymous Ornos Beach by the bright, airy, coastal aesthetic, the simplistic, flavorful Greek seafood dishes, and the warm yet relaxed Mediterranean-style of hospitality. A house playlist of Mykonos-inspired music 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 and Chef Nikolaos Georgousis, the 76-seat restaurant presents the evolution of the iconic 252 California Street flagship location. Under the direction of Executive Chef Daniela Vergara, Estiatorio Ornos offers an enhanced dining style and social scene – representing Chef Mina’s adaptation, innovation, core culinary philosophies, and ongoing devotion to the City of San Francisco while paying homage to Greek cuisine and sensibilities.

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



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Celebrate the Holidays at Estiatorio Ornos

We have you covered with a Mediterranean Christmas Eve dinner this year. Enjoy all the flavors of the holiday season with a 4-course tasting menu prepared by Executive Chef Daniela Vergara.

Choose your culinary journey with options ranging from a winter fattoush with brown truffle vinaigrette, grilled octopus, or stuffed manouri egg noodles to American wagyu filet and a fisherman’s feast kakavia all accompanied by traditional holiday and Greek favorite sides.

Indulge in caviar, zucchini fritters & black truffle for an additional supplement.

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Join us for Happy Hour

Available nightly starting at 4 pm until 5:30 pm.

Snack on delicious favorites from Spicy Lamb Hummus and Zucchini Fritters to Salmon Croquettes and our featured Greek ‘burger’ curated with spiced beef blend and tzatziki wrapped in pita.

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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.

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“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 has enjoyed a love affair with the kitchen, creating memorable dining experiences for guests from a very early age.

Chef Mina’s epicurean journey began in 1987 at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. During those 18 months of formal schooling, he spent his weekends sharpening his natural talents with hands-on experience in Charlie Palmer’s kitchen at the upscale Aureole in New York City.

At the start of his career, Chef Mina was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime with then-executive chef of the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles, Chef George Morrone. The two were asked to develop a concept and create a menu for an upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco – the city Chef Mina had dreamed of calling home one day.

Welcomed to San Francisco by a major earthquake his second day in the city, he was unfazed and went to work immediately under Chef George’s direction. Chef Mina dedicated himself to creating a complete dining experience – training the entire kitchen staff personally and refining the menu as chef de cuisine. AQUA opened to rave reviews and national acclaim in 1991. Chef Mina served as AQUA’s executive chef from 1993 to 2002, where he was awarded Rising Star Chef of the Year in 1997 and Best California Chef in 2002 by the James Beard Foundation.

Chef Mina’s culinary and business vision led to the founding of his company, MINA Group, with partner Andre Agassi in 2002. Under the auspices of MINA Group, he has opened over 45 operations around the world, including the Michelin-starred MICHAEL MINA, Chef Mina’s flagship restaurant in the heart of San Francisco, which represents the culmination of his core culinary philosophies, Middle Eastern heritage, lauded chronicles as a chef and restaurateur, and personal character.

Honored with numerous accolades, including a Michelin star at MICHAEL MINA from 2012 to 2018, James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee in 2013, Gayot Restaurateur of the Year 2011, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, and many more, Chef Mina continues to dazzle the culinary world with bold dining concepts.

Chef Mina has been featured in such national media as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Newsweek, TIME, Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, in addition to the Food Network, the CBS Early Show, the NBC Today Show and Fox’s syndicated “Good Day Live.” He has been a featured guest chef at the James Beard House numerous times and cooked for three U.S. presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.



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