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.
Micromanage my Life -San Francisco/ Palo Alto/Napa Edition
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!)
Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:43 PM
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.
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 LAMB, CARROT, ORANGE, KUMQUAT, CHICKORIE SCALOP, TRUFFLE, MEYER LEMON, BLACK TRUMPET MUSHROOM RAVIOLO, ALIUM, GREEN GARLIC, RANGPUR LIME
Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:32 AM
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.