From its roots in the Mission District to its rise of fame thanks to Bill and Chelsea Clinton, The Slanted Door has come a long way and continues to thrive with locals and tourists. The Ferry Building is now the perfect setting for this world class restaurant.
The food is pricey, especially for Vietnamese food. But, you get quality, presentation, atmosphere, service, and that Charles Phan branding. And the food is so good and memorable, you'll want to go back.
While you're at the Ferry Building, check out his Out the Door operation and his little market place behind the restaurant. I have huge respect and admiration for chefs that are also businessmen, and Phan has truly become a San Francisco success.
If you can't see the slide show here, check out my Flickr album: Slanted Door