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Best Places to eat in SF

thangan Mar 2, 2008 01:35 PM

As I plan to visit SF in late April (for the first time) with my wife for 5 days , I need some suggestions for classy restaurants with nice food and good service.We like all kinds of food

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    DavidT RE: thangan Mar 2, 2008 03:21 PM

    Please take 20-30 minutes to scroll thru the many, many helpful and informative posts that are already on this board. The question you have asked has been answered here many times over.

    You will also get some helpful replies if you let us know what types of food you are looking for (Asian, seafood, Italian, French, California cuisines, etc., etc.???) and what sort of price range will be comfortable for you.

    San Francisco has an enormous variety of restaurants, both in terms of foods and price.

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      hill food RE: DavidT Mar 2, 2008 08:31 PM

      yeah and I'll stop being snarky - the posters here are very passionate about their fare down to exactly which seemingly identical place across the street from the other is better.

      give them what neighborhood you're staying in, what places you're going to see, what food you can't easily find where you live (although that's rapidly and somewhat gladly shrinking) - something to grab hold of and you'll get better answers. I do wish you a good trip and despite what some say it's really hard to go wrong - going wrong can be accomplished, but it takes some perseverance.

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        thangan RE: DavidT Mar 3, 2008 12:19 PM

        Sorry for my trivial question but as I am a foreigner and new member in Chowhound I didn't have enough time to go through the other topics on this site.
        Mentioned before we like every kind of food but as we come from Europe we don't find attractive Italian or French (we have plenty of that !) We would prefer Asian, Seafood and California cuisines.
        I should prefer to tell me what is considered the "best" in every category.
        We don't mind about the cost.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: thangan Mar 3, 2008 12:21 PM

          Various "best" topics:


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            thangan RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 3, 2008 12:36 PM

            Thanks Robert
            BTW , I am related to IT Business too

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              hill food RE: thangan Mar 3, 2008 01:42 PM

              that is a good link.

              Something I like to do when traveling in other countries is to browse the supermarkets. Since you have an interest in Asian and seafood, if you find yourself in the area of Fillmore and Geary, the grocery store under the Nihonmachi (Japan Center) is not to be missed, or the "wet" (live) markets on both Stockton and Grant near (below) Broadway. fascinating stuff.

              I imagine there aren't too many Central American places in Europe and a stroll through the Mission will provide many Mexican and Salvadoreno options. Opinions vary and I've witnessed loud arguments over which restaurant or taqueria is better. So I'll let others make their suggestions.

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        budnball RE: thangan Mar 3, 2008 01:31 AM

        If you are looking for romantic, white linen and candles, we have them but most foodies here enjoy the noisy friendlylocal bistros. Here are a few names(all have websites with reviews.)
        Nopa (my fav.)
        Foreign Cinema
        Chenery park
        just a few and there are many more!

        1. Carrie 218 RE: thangan Mar 3, 2008 06:46 AM

          Hill was being snarky for a reason -- we get asked these basic questions all the time...

          Start with this thread:

          Then go from there and start asking more specific questions so we can help you.

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