we were undecided about what to drink, and were pleasantly surprised with the server asked what our usual preferences were with wine, and set about making some very informed suggestions. I found myself ordering one of the wine features (a white wine I'd never heard of before) and loved it. The list of wines available by the glass is pretty extensive for a small place, and after making a good call for our first drink, we left it in the servers capable hands to pick new wines for us to try, and she didn't disappoint us once.
The food was interesting. we shared everything -a crab salad and some chipotle crusted scallops to start with - both SO tasty, then had a nice risotto and an interesting and delicious curry. Desserts sounded appealing but we were too full.
I've been to this place a few times over the past year, and my experiences have varied. We have had some average service there in the past, and it seems like there has been some serious attention paid to this issue - new faces with bright smiles and good attitudes have replace the jaded hipsters that once ruled this room. Everything was well timed and well executed.
Special mention goes to the music. We found ourselves bouncing along to the old soul tunes being selected throughout the night by our server, who plays records between pulling corks. the vibe and volume of the music was just right.
Overall, SoMa was a surprise. Interesting food, knowledgeable service and a beautiful space, in a location that adds to the feeling that you are in on a great little secret.