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Tommy Toy's Cuisine Chinoise

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655 Montgomery St (cross Columbus Ave)
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 397-4888
Neighborhood: Financial District
Price: 
$$$
Hours: 

Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed, Fri 11:30 am - 2 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 2 am

Payment type: 
Accepts Credit Cards
Wheelchair accessible: 
Yes

All Reviews

3/25/2011

Tommy Toys specializes in high-end Chinese cuisine with a European flare. Lunch and Dinner menus are available with set menu options that will leave you having to undo a notch or two on your pants at the nights end! Servings are garnished for added flare. The 5 course “Executive Lunch” (approx $22 a head) is a popular luncheon item for the local business community. This meal consists of minced squab “imperial” (can be a little messy), crab meat and cheese wonton (delicious to bite into), Grilled tiger prawns (a hit on the menu list), & stir fried beef with garlic. Rice is served on the side.

The Signature Dinner menu is the popular option for evening dining and also the most costly (approx $60 a head). However with 6 full courses and a side of rice with dessert, you leave the restaurant very content.

The seafood bisque is a hit on this menu – imagine a succulent seafood soup served in a clay pot coated with a layer of puff pastry ready to explode with the juices and heat from the soup. Delicious, leaving you wanting more. Lobster, Peking Duck , “imperial” squab and our stir fried beef from Lunch are also on the menu. The Peking Duck is a serving hit – carving & serving the duck in front of you!

Your Tommy Toys waiter will serve you in an upbeat manner and explain the menu on offer and his/her recommendation for your party (which of course, will be the more expensive option).

Each menu item will be brought out by a team of bus-boys, with the lead waiter presenting the menu “artworks” to you. For those that are new to a specialty dish, you will be shown how to safely eat your meal without any clothing disasters.

The service is very courteous, which should be expected at a high end restaurant, although it is sometimes hard to tell if you are being mocked a little by the waiting staff who have already had to show numerous parties how to hold their food.

Tommy Toys has a high end, European antique store feeling to it. As you enter the restaurant you are greeted by your host/hostess. The walls are surrounded with photo’s of famous actors, actresses, politicians, models – you name the person, some how there is a photo of someone famous who has eaten there. Immediately you think, well this must be good then!

As your hostess parades you through this famous wall of faces you are then led into the main dining chamber. Beautiful and ornate it is! Your waiter takes over from here.

If you are on a budget then you might want to think twice about coming here for Dinner. However if you are wanting to impress that special someone, or celebrate, then this is the place for you. Advanced reservations are required for prime reservation times (6-9pm) so be sure to call ahead. Groups are more than welcome, especially if they have a company credit card from a nearby investment company!