Visiting Hound in SF Needs Dinner Recs
Hi SF Hounds,
My BF and I will be heading from Hermosa Beach to SF next weekend to visit both his brother and my brother/sis-in-law, and will also be celebrating said BF's birthday. It's been a while since we were last in your fair city, and we're soooo looking forward to some quality chow, which--ahem--can be a tad more difficult to come by in LA.
Would love to hear about any must-try places (both special occasion and casual) that have come on the scene of late. Places we've been to and love include Delfina, Slanted Door, Plumpjack, Betelnut, Bix, Gary Danko, Girl & the Fig, Tartine.
We're contemplating whether to go to Michael Mina, where BF's brother has been sous-chef'ing at.
Haven't been to Michael Mina but Myth might be a nice spot to try.
Some of my favorite meals out lately have been @
Myth -- great food, nice atmosphere
Ame - also great food and atmophere
Canteen -- fantastic food; too small to accomodate your size party
Sebo -- sushi
Incanto's been on my list to try for a while, as is Gary Danko.
If you want to try places that are fairly new, then I would consider Mission Bay Cafe as a mid-range place to check out. (Range, for example, has been open for awhile.) Another place getting a lot of buzz is Laiola in the Marina area.
But if you're just going for good food, then I would say to not miss getting pizza at Pizza Delfina. (You may not have tried that when you went to Delfina the first time.) Also add Incanto if you haven't been to it yet. The chef is turning out to be a celebrity chef with his stints on Iron Chef America.
Yank Sing for sure.
Tadich for a lunch.
Foreign Cinema for Saturday or Sunday Brunch.
I would add Zuni Cafe (I recommend this place to everyone coming to SF) and Aziza to the dinner list.
5800 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110
I think Limon is still great and it continues to be filled for dinner. If you know the chef, then you should definitely go to meet the chef and maybe try a specialty. I love any of their ceviches, especially the cream version. If you've never been, then you should try it. But I have to say that there are so many new restaurants in the Mission, if your goal is to try some place new, then you should consider places like Spork, Mission Bay Cafe, Maverick, Bar Tartine, etc., which are all fairly new compared to Limon. But if you're craving Peruvian food, then Limon is a gold standard.
Zuni Cafe for seafood platter and martinis or Champagne cocktails, Foreign Cinema for Brunch would be my recs. Your other faves are mine as well.