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Prix-Fixe Options in San Francisco

alag Dec 15, 2006 04:44 PM

I've some relatives who will be visiting from overseas and would like to take them to a dinner with a prix-fixe menu. What are some good options for this? Max. is probably $35pp. They also have a well behaved 6 year old, hopefully this won't be a problem.

I was looking at Firefly or Chapeau. Anywhere else I should consider?

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    ingridniel Dec 19, 2006 12:26 AM

    I like cote Sud in the castro they have a $25.00 prix fixe over the entire menu

    1. adampaul Dec 16, 2006 04:55 PM

      Zazie in Cole Valley has a $20 prix fixe although you're not saving a lot of money compared to ordering a la carte. Definitely fine for a 6YO too.

      Food isn't of the caliber of Clementine or Firefly (the only two mentioned in this thread that I've been to), but it's a good value; solid bistro fare.

      Zazie's more of a casual neighborhood place, though - I wouldn't take guests from overseas here for that one special dinner.

      website: www.zaziesf.com

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        DavidT Dec 16, 2006 01:58 AM

        Two other options (also French bistro-ish) are the Baker Street Bistro (Baker St. near Lombard) and the Metro Hotel (Divisadero near Fell). They prixe-fixe dinners there are less expensive, under $20 I believe.

        1. Windy Dec 16, 2006 12:45 AM

          Clementine does have a 3-course dinner for $25, which is roughly half what the three courses would cost you a la carte. It ends at 7 p.m.

          We had an enjoyable meal there last night, although service was completely off and they waited much too long to take orders. I had a decent duck breast and the escargot. Profiteroles were nothing special. The prime rib looked very good, and the floating island was lovely. The wine list is quite reasonably priced.

          I came away with my stock conclusion: nicer room than Chapeau but not as good food. And not all that much quieter.

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            poulet_roti Dec 16, 2006 03:23 AM

            I would concur that Chapeau is superior in terms of the food. That said, Clementine is not bad and there is also a full bar at Clementine if that's a consideration.

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            poulet_roti Dec 15, 2006 07:35 PM

            Chapeau is an excellent choice. I also believe Clementine has an "early-bird" prix fixe menu.

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              sushi202 Dec 15, 2006 07:24 PM

              Chapeau is excellent and great value for the price. I highly recommend it!

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                DavidT Dec 15, 2006 07:21 PM

                If you are looking for French bistro food (similar to Rue St. Jacque and Chapeau), Le Charm on 5th Street south of Market is certainly a contender. If you do a search, you will find earlier posts.

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                  funmarysf Dec 15, 2006 06:27 PM

                  I heard that Scott Howard is doing a very good priced prix fixe for early dinners in the month of December.

                  On a lunch note, I had a $21.95 3-course prix fixe lunch at Bacar yesterday that was just wonderful.

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                    rtmonty Dec 15, 2006 04:52 PM

                    Rue Saint Jacque has a great $35 prix fixe menu.

                    1. Lori SF Dec 15, 2006 04:49 PM

                      RNM in the lower Haight has a pretty good one
                      5-7 pm, tues-sat 28.00


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