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knielson2 Jan 23, 2008 01:56 PM

If you were having one expensive (yes I know that's relative so, $75-100 total per person) meal in SF or the surrounding area (Berekley) where would you go?
Its my mom and I. I don't eat meat, do eat fish. Mom is 65 and pretty adventurous. We don't want to leave hungry and we would like to try something somewhat uniquely SF.
If you have something in mind that's really special but less $$ that's OK too. We are only going to be in SF for two nights. I've been before but Mom hasn't and its her birthday so I want to make this special.
Thanks for your thoughts!

  1. Scott M Jan 23, 2008 03:29 PM

    Given your criteria I would suggest Ame


    Ame Restaurant
    689 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    4 Replies
    1. re: Scott M
      JasmineG Jan 23, 2008 04:33 PM

      Ame is a great idea! Chez Panisse upstairs -- the Cafe, not the Restaurant -- would also work well, it's great for special occasions, and you definitely wouldn't leave hungry.

      Chez Panisse
      1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

      1. re: Scott M
        dinnerout Jan 23, 2008 05:12 PM

        My sentiments exactly!

        1. re: dinnerout
          fdb Jan 23, 2008 07:48 PM

          On my last visit to SF, I dined at both Chez Panisse Cafe and Ame. Such wonderful memories! Another very unique place is Bar Crudo, if you like seafood (particularly raw).


          1. re: fdb
            Paul H Jan 23, 2008 10:32 PM

            Ame and Bar Crudo are excellent suggestions, especially for diners who want seafood are pretty adventurous, and want to try something uniquely San Franciscan.

      2. rworange Jan 23, 2008 05:19 PM

        I'd pick Chez Panisse for one night. For the other Aziza which is unique to the city. Here's the link to the Place record which has links to significant reviews and the website.

        Also nice is 1550 Hyde ... and the cable car runs right in front of it so you could get there that way.

        1. k
          knielson2 Jan 25, 2008 08:56 AM

          These are great suggestions. I have looked at their webpages and they all fit what I had in mind. We need more money and a couple more nights! :) Thanks!

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