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.
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.
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.
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. www.zunicafe.com
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. www.incanto.biz
The Ritz is a great option too.
Would they be willing to go outside of the city limits of SF?
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:
Silicon Valley Newspaper
and of course, their website