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#196 voyager

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 01:08 AM

Here's a question from the homefront.    I would like a small (24-30 seat) restaurant that serves edgy food, small servings.   Prefer not to dine with old farts or 20something techies altho latter is preferable.   Cost not an issue but I don't want Saison/Benu/SingleThread food or ambiance.   Nor club/party atmosphere.    Actually looking for the kind of young chef place we patronize in Paris where food and wine are the focus.   A meal composed of La Ciccia aps comes close. 

 

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#197 Orik

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

Saison? Ive heard a handful of recent reports that are about the highest praise I've ever heard of any restaurant anywhere.

 

I really tried to like it before (at their Mission locations too) and never did, so I figured spending another $2k+ on checking whether I'll get the magic this time just wasn't prudent.  


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns


#198 Wilfrid

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:50 PM

Is this the live SF thread?

I don't know if there would be any new recommendations since last time I asked. Petit Crenn, Monsieur Benjamin, Boulevard, Tosca Cafe, Rich Table, Cockscomb, Trou Normand: for example. Done those, can find high end, anything else in that bracket?

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#199 Wilfrid

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:52 PM

Will be good to go in March. Last trip, Dreamforce, it was either reserve far in advance or eat burgers. Did walk into Tosca, too far uphill for the badge wearers.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:27 AM

You need to reserve.    But take comfort that it is just as annoying/impossible for locals.   Maybe walk-in at 10:00 and maybe find the kitchen broken down.   


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:49 AM

The Zuni Cafe has still got it!


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:11 AM

If you're going to be near the Moscone Center, Anchor & Hope on Minna Street is a good, reliable seafood restaurant.  Quite noisy at peak hours, though, and reservations are very much recommended.


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#203 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:49 PM

Thanks!


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