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Pre-Opera Dinner?

epicurgirl Jun 26, 2007 04:05 PM

Hi there -

So, we're going to Don Giovanni on Saturday night and I think Italian would be most apropos - any suggestions near the Opera House? Or other outstanding cuisines in that general area?

Thanks!!

  1. ccbweb Jun 26, 2007 04:08 PM

    Not Italian, but Jardiniere is across the street and completely fabulous. Just make sure to make a reservation as it does get super busy when the Opera is on.

    1. Lori SF Jun 26, 2007 04:09 PM

      I remembered this was asked not too long ago-

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/39212...

      1. farmersdaughter Jun 26, 2007 04:15 PM

        Zuni is great for a pre-opera dinner. In fact I just went there last Friday before Don Giovanni.

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          OldTimer Jun 26, 2007 04:49 PM

          You seldom see it mentioned, but Trader Vic's is in the old Stars location on Golden Gate...around the corner from the Opera House. I've always considered it a bit overpriced, but there are loyal fans.

          1. swag Jun 26, 2007 07:53 PM

            I did this very thing two Saturdays ago: Don Giovanni and Jardinère. I won't spoil DonG with my review here, but I will recommend the J. Their service and food was just a touch off last time, but it's still the best thing going near the opera by far.

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