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#61 Evelyn

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 06:28 PM

Many moons ago when I was spending a lot of time in SF/Napa, I spent a good number of evenings there. The food was always solidly good. The staff pleasant and eager to please. The wine list also had some very good wines at excellent prices. 



#62 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 11:06 PM

Boulevard?

#63 Evelyn

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:36 AM

Boulevard?

 

Yep.



#64 Wilfrid

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:52 PM

Where should I go next in SF, more in the Petit than Atelier price bracket?

#65 Evelyn

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:37 PM

Another place that is "older" that I always enjoyed was Farallon. Great seafood. Caveat, haven't been in years.

 

 

ETA: But it's still there and I've heard still good.

 

ETA: I used it for oysters and apps. But they also did a good softshell (and it's the season!)



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:43 PM

Maybe a bit out of date but had a surprisingly good and interesting meal at liho liho yacht club in 2016. What sounded like a gimmick was actually quite sophisticated.

Octavia for a more modern Zuni with more refinement.

Both seemed to be good examples of where the California strain of new American cooking has moved.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


#67 Wilfrid

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:27 PM

Thanks.

I went to Farallon on my first ever visit to SF. Twenty years ago? Did not know it was still there.

#68 Wilfrid

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:48 PM

Was looking at Nightbird: This is a menu I can't really understand, and not just because of the typos.

 

PAIGE MANDARIN, MANDARINQUAT, MERINQUE, BERGAMONT   separator.png LAMB, CARROT, ORANGE, KUMQUAT, CHICKORIE   separator.png SCALOP, TRUFFLE, MEYER LEMON, BLACK TRUMPET MUSHROOM   separator.png RAVIOLO, ALIUM, GREEN GARLIC, RANGPUR LIME

#69 Wilfrid

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

Any word on Rich Table?



#70 joethefoodie

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

Well, we liked it a great deal on our 2nd to last visit. 



#71 Wilfrid

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:32 PM

Great: looks convenient and available.  Thanks.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:32 AM

I'm jinxed in SF.

Booked Rich Table on OT. They had my table all waiting for me. I sat.

The one page menu was a set "red sauce" Italian dinner featuring wines by local winemaker.

Nothing else. Not my thing.

Manager was very apologetic, no complaints. He did say it was indicated on OT. Well, you can't go back in time on OT to check, but there is nothing I can find on the restaurant's website, and nothing in the OT description sent to my Google calendar when I booked.

Manager had several alternative recs for me, and I went to Corey Lee's Monsieur Benjamin about 10 minutes away, which was excellent.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:44 AM

Monsieur B: sweetbreads, tripe, Epoisses.

Happy to have turned down the rigatoni and tiramisu (fine though I'm sure it was).