San Fran weekend
I'm headed to San Fran with my mom for a long weekend and am looking for suggestions. I have reservations at Slanted Door (sunday) and Kokkari (Friday), but have one more open night. . . . any suggestions? I've been to Kokkari before, but not in the last year. Any opinions about it? Suggestions for a Saturday night Italian place with a decent wine list? More casual than formal is preferred, i.e., dress code. We're staying at the Algonquin near fisherman's warf, but are up for cabbing or walking. Thanks in advance!
I love Kokkari but have not been there in about a year. My friends eat lunch there often always say good things.
For Italian you might try-
This is a great time for innovative Italian restaurants in S.F! I'd agree with A16 and Delfina (though both are hard to get into so make reservations at least a month in advance), and Perbacco is the new Italian kid on the block that's winning rave reviews. I'm checking it out this weekend so we'll see if it lives up to the hype. But the menu is really intriguing.
Agree about Kokkari, unless you'd rather try something new? The menu reallydoesn't change much at all from what I have seen. For Italian I can definitely second the recs for A16 and Perbacco, as well as Incanto. They can be difficult to get reservations at though.
Oh, and calling it "San Fran" will get you pegged immediately as a tourist :)
Agree on Delfina and A 16 -- both are very hard to get into. But, both are awesome with A 16 having a broader menu (also unique in its take on Southern Italian stuff). Their wine list and stemware are both excellent. Also more convenient to your location.
A girl whose (Italian) wine store I just started frequenting told me her friend owns a place called La Ciccia and that the food is very good (as is the wine list). She seems to know what she is doing and has a good palate, so I tend to trust her...