Unique and fun dining experiences in SF?
I am a major chowhound and spend most of my time in restaurants with notable food and wine, however, its sometimes fun to do something different. Last night, on a DAT recommendation from the boards, I tried Forbes Island for the first time... what a trip! This place is crazy... you take a boat there, eat in this underwater pirate like ship vessel, etc. The food was ok, but it was definitely unique and fun. I am a born and raised San Franciscan and had never heard of this place!
Are there other fun and unique places to dine where the focus is more on the fun experience? I would put Benihana and Teatro Zinzani in this category, though I have never been to the latter. I guess these are all kind of touristy, but as a local, I do think its sometimes fun to do something out of the ordinary like this!
This is not touristy - but I think it deserves a mention.
Sharing a bowl of ravioli's and drinking a few pints with friends while watching Kitten on the Keys perform at the Rite Spot is a great San Francisco treat. I wouldn't go to the Rite Spot for their ravioli's otherwise. Kitten makes it a whole lotta fun.
I have been to Teatro Zinzanni and I would recommend it. The show is great and the food is good for the setting. They aren't breaking any ground, but it's simple and fresh.
Destino- on Market
Live Latin Music - Flamenco guitarist on Tuesday nights, tango dancers on Wednesday nights.
Foreign Cinama - a film during dinner in the courtyard patio area.
Town Hall-Fourth Annual Fat Party~Mardi Gras Party
Tue., February 20, 2007-Guests are encouraged to don masquerade masks for the New Orleans-style party
A dear friend compelled her husband to take her to Teatro Zinzani for her 60th birthday and was not disappointed. She said it was a wild experience and thoroughly enjoyed the food.