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"BEST" RESTAURANTS

We will be in San Francisco for 4 days and would like recs, price no object.
one of the days include sunday.

Thanks in advance

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  1. Here are a couple of sites that might be helpful (the SFgate site has useful maps):

    http://www.sfgate.com/food/top100/2007/

    http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

    1. Hit the send button prematurely. Among S.F. places often mentioned on this board are (in no partu\iucular ordder:

      Range, Zuni Cafe, Gary Danko, Fleur de Lys, A16, Boulevard, Foreign Cinema, Michael Mina, and the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton.

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      1. re: mpalmer6c

        Gotta say, was unimpressed by Foreign Cinema - tatty, worse for wear facility - OK but not excellent chow. Best feature is the movie.

        1. re: Waterboy

          I have to agree with that. Foreign Cinema is a favorite on this board, but I too was unimpressed with the place. It wasn't bad, but we left wondering what the big deal is. The food was fine, but not all that spectacular. There are lots of places that are in better shape, in nicer areas, and have better food for the price.

      2. Try Absinthe for brunch...definitely order the potatoes. Perbacco is a new, fabulous Italian restaurant in the Financial District. And if price is no object, definitely try to get into Gary Danko and Fleur dy Lys.

        1. They're all the "best". Are you looking for "most expensive"?

          Best really means absolutely nothing out here. In any of a couple dozen categories
          there are maybe the top ten that get mentioned the most. But even then,
          a big part of this chowhound thing is finding the ones that don't get talked about.

          Usual advice: Scan the SF board back a couple of months. Do work first before
          asking others to do work for you. Give people something to go on: what do
          you like, how adventurous do you feel, do you have any real interests, etc ...?

          1. As mentioned, you will get more info if you read some posts and get a list that you then seek comments on. "Best" is so totally subjective that it is virtually impossible to respond. You should also mention what types of food you like or don't like and what you can get where you live. Does price is no object mean you only want expensive places? If so, check out Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton, Gary Danko, Michael Mina, Fleur de Lys - those are not in any particular order. More names in no particular order - Ame, Myth, Zuni, Boulevard, Isa and A16 in the Marina. Aziza in the Richmond is fun. Do some searches on the names folks have offered and then ask us about a narrower list that seem appealing.