San Francisco, CA
I know it is too late now as the place has sadly closed down, but after reading all these bad reviews, I couldn't sit idly by and let all these miseries bad mouth a place that will remain with my wife and I for a long time.
We rented the Tamalpais room four years ago for $150, a small annex of one table and two chairs and soft chairs to relax in after a meal and the best view of San Francisco one could possibly get. We had very attentive service by a very pleasant waiter who could not do enought to make sure our dining experience was as memorable as it could be.
Food was superb and beautifully presented. Each course being brought to us after we summoned our waiter with a bell from our private room. He left us alone until we called him, but came immediately when needed.
We finished our eveing watching the sun going down behind the Golden Gate while sipping brandy. What better way to dine?
Had it still been open, I would have highly recommended it as the venue for that special occassion.
We are going to be in San Francisco again this year and were looking forward to another meal there.
We were really sad to hear that it was no more.
There may well have been some people with bad experiences of the Carnelian Rooms, but ours was nothing but perfection.
Even at 250 for a two person meal, it was worth every cent.