An Atlantan In the Bay: Chicken in a Pie

The Grove: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA, USA

When plans go wrong, you make do and then you get a surprise! I came here with a friend after our initial ramen spot had a 45min wait. This is first-come first-serve with the seating so thankfully we were able to score a table during the dinner rush. One of the things that I had to try was their chicken pot pie. Coming from the south, this was one of my favorite things to eat as a kid, and it’s been ages since I last had one. My friend ordered the grilled cheese combo (which I can’t review since I didn’t eat it) and we split the bacon-wrapped dates.

Bacon Wrapped Dates
– good amount to share, four per plate so it splits evenly between two people
– not over cooked: bacon wasn’t too hard
– the sweet jam that it came with was a nice touch although not quite needed because dates themselves are pretty sweet to begin with.

– none really. It’s difficult to screw up this dish.

The Grove - bacon wrapped dates

Chicken Pot Pie
– FANTASTIC amount, especially for a small eater like myself.
– crust was perfect: crispy, bready, filling, warm — I love cracking parts of the crust into the chicken gravy
– not overly salty
– good amount of chicken and vegetables

– none

The Grove - Chicken Pot Pie

Side Salad
– good amount of greens
– well dressed

– not much other salad things like tomatoes, onions, or croutons
– could use slightly more dressing, but it was ordered to go with the chicken pot pie and lighten up the meal so it achieved that goal.

I would definitely come back here again, if not for the chicken pot pie. Our food came out relatively quick, and the servers were attentive. I wish I had room for dessert as the carrot cake looked appealing. Well worth a change in plans!  In summary:

  • Bacon-wrapped Dates: ***.65 (3.65 stars)
  • Chicken pot pie: ***.85 (3.85 stars)
  • Side Salad: ***.65 (3.65 stars)

You can find them in Hayes Valley here:

301 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

b/t Gough St & Franklin St 
Hayes Valley

Let me know what you think!


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This entry was published on December 4, 2018 at 11:45. It’s filed under American, cafes, North America, restaurants, series, The Gastronome, The Traveller, USA and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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