I dined at Myriad on a rainy Thursday evening. It’s a quant neighborhood spot in the Mission District with a beautiful bar area and a dimly lit dining area. In addition to being gluten-free, I’ve been experimenting with eating dairy-free too, so I was happy to see how well the restaurant accommodated me and modified their menu!…
The cocktail menu had a nice array of cocktails and wines. I was deciding between the pomegranate cider and a cocktail so the waiter brought me a taste of the cider. It was like nothing I had ever tasted, not too sweet and very crisp. In the end, I chose a cocktail that was composed of soju, ginger and lime. Soju on its own can be very intense, but I could have drank a pitcher of this cocktail! It was so smooth and refreshing. That being said, I stuck to one, but will be back for more!
The menu did not have any gluten-free indicators, so I relied on the waiter’s knowledge to order the right stuff! The menu was divided into three sections, and given that variety is key when trying a new restaurant, I naturally ordered a few items from each section.
We started off with the deviled eggs and omitted the fried shallots to make them gluten-free. When the menu said “small plates” they really meant small plates. The deviled eggs were unreal, but there was only one whole egg, so definitely order two of these dishes! Next up we tried the house-pickled vegetables. There was a nice variety in the jar, which is usually tough to come by. There were pickles, cauliflower, carrots and peppers. The veggies were light and refreshing, the calm before the storm that would be my entree.
There weren’t many options in the middle section for both gluten- and dairy-free, so I ordered the kale salad minus the cheese. At its core, this was really just a play with baby kale and pomegranates, but the dressing was so amazing I hardly even noticed the cheese was missing. I could have drunk a bowl of that dressing! Now for the star of the show; I had the skirt steak with potatoes and a delicious tomato-based dipping sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection and the potatoes had a beautiful crisp on them. Since the fryer is shared with gluten, I opted for the roasted potatoes in lieu of the thick wedge cut fries. I was really happy with the swap and devoured the whole plate!
As if I wasn’t about to burst, the waiter came back and said we had to have some dessert. Well, twist my arm. We opted for the sorbet which was pomegranate and chocolate. The pomegranate had more of a slush-like consistency, which was balanced by the rich creamy texture of the chocolate. The two went perfectly together and my boyfriend and I were fighting for last bites.
This was by far the most decadent meal I’d had in a while, but it was worth every bite. This is the spot for a great drink and a light bite during the week, and if you’re up for indulging, come back on the weekend to have your fix!