Charlie Kleinman at Consulting Chef


Charlie Kleinman is a consulting chef. A native New Yorker, he learned his skill by working at some of the best restaurants including Fifth Floor, where he earned a Michelin star. Before becoming a consulting chef, he was the executive chef for Wexler's, the popular Financial District outpost for wings, Scotch eggs and smoked meats


  • Rising Star Chef
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • One Star (Fifth Floor)
    Michelin Guide
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

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Bone marrow
Modern, American
"Everything here is stunning in that it looks so simple but has complex layers of technique and flavor. Bone marrow with pickled sunchokes and shaved aged beef was rich, sour, crunchy, warm, salty and packed with aged beef umami. Go to otway now."
Chef Charlie Kleinman reviews  at
Pig grits
"Perfectly smoked pork, rich creamy grits, a runny egg and two awesome Carolina BBQ sauces. It's the best brunch deal in town."
Chef Charlie Kleinman reviews  at
Sweetbreads grenobloise
"Everything at Monsieur Benjamin is beautifully prepared, but the sweetbreads have it all. They're crispy, tart, briny, creamy and rich. I could eat them every day. My wife says I'm not allowed to, though."
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"Wow, these are the best tacos I think I've ever had. Amazing tortillas and each bite is more complex and interesting than the last. Definitely try as many as possible. When are they opening in SF?"
Chef Charlie Kleinman reviews  at
"Bacon cured double smoked pork chops"
Chef Charlie Kleinman reviews  at
Pork shoulder sandwich
"I came after jury duty to try the tripe (which they were unfortunately out of that day), but in the land of pork sandwiches, this one stands out. It's rich, juicy, and fatty with a great foil of briny goodness. Looks like I'll have to find another excuse to come to Civic Center."