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May 28, 2007 05:35 PM

Dinner as Wedding Gift

Dear friends were just married and I'd like to give them a gift certificate for a lovely meal in SF. I live in LA and appreciate your recommendations.

Something romantic but with sophisticated food/drink.


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  1. If you want to go over the top, make reservations for The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, and throw in a room at the hotel.

    1. You'll get a lot of suggestions if you put a price range on your request.

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      1. re: Maya

        Let's say 100-200 per head (Party of two)

          1. re: Carrie 218

            Myth is great, we had a lovely time there and they have an excellent wine list, terrific bartenders and a wonderful atmosphere. Most of the restaurant is booths, which really adds something to the meal. And for $200 to $400 they could have an amazing array of food and drink at Myth.

      2. Depending on their tastes there are several options in that price range. Assuming your price range includes wine, Zuni would be a good bet. They offer fresh, in season, local ingredients prepared extremely well, great California cuisine.

        Also, Incanto is a great choice for rustic Italian dishes. And if they're into Iron Chef America, the chef at Incanto is offering his menu from when he was on the show.

        The Ritz is a great option too.

        Would they be willing to go outside of the city limits of SF?

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        1. re: sgwood415

          Thank you for these and yes they would go beyond city limits. They are very intrepid world travelers and love to try new things.

        2. How about Manresa in Los Gatos ? (its about a 40 minute drive south of SF)
          Been in the World's Top 50 Restaurant list various years (Restaurant magazine or Gourmet Magazine). Here's some links:

          Savory article

          Silicon Valley Newspaper


          and of course, their website


          1. Just after my last post, I came across this post about Manresa dinner / tastings etc.. thought I'd pass it on to you. It, too, has some enbedded ChowHound posts.