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Jan 24, 2007 08:46 AM

gOOd fine dining lunch in SF?

Any suggestions for a fine dining lunch in SF? cuisine doesn't matter as long as it tastes good. No more than $30pp


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  1. Boulevard
    A16 (Wed. - Fri. only)
    Bacar (Fri. only)

    Not that many of the pricier restaurants with great food are open for lunch.

    1. any specific area? COCO can be good....I agree with Robert on Boulevard and Zuni.

      1. Try Silks, the restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, entrance on Sansome Street.

        1. I like all of the places that Robert mentioned, but if you mean $30 per person after tax and tip, all of those restaurants except maybe A16 are well out of the price range (unless everyone orders an entree and no drinks, alcoholic or no). Having worked with that budget myself, I found Slanted Door works very well for it, because most people share and the prices aren't bad, Town Hall is also good, as is Yank Sing.

          1. the above are good.. also, Rubicon and Aqua

            3 Replies
            1. re: Lori SF

              Aqua has gotten some very negative reports here recently.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                I was there a month ago and I thought the food was well prepared, fresh and great service. I use to work in the DF and went there quit often, frankly got burnt out and had some ok meal towards the end.
                In December had to meet a client and could not think fast enough end up there for lunch mid- december. I was reluctant but very pleased overall.

              2. re: Lori SF

                It's virtually impossible to eat at Aqua for $30 per person! I've had trouble fitting under budget when it was $50 per person!

                Also, I think the food there isn't worth more than $20 per person, if that.