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ceriii Mar 27, 2008 09:43 PM

for a two day visit I wanted to go to some places that are $30-$70 range --what's good?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: ceriii Mar 29, 2008 10:36 AM

    Chez Panisse in Berkeley, $50 Monday (three courses), $65 Tuesday-Thursday (four). Call well in advance for a reservation.

    La Folie and Gary Danko have three courses for $70 and $49 respectively, but there are lots of places in New York where you can get similar food.

    The other prix-fixe tasting-menu places charge $100 and up.

    For a visitor from a cosmopolitan city with lots of high-end French / New American / fusion places, I think the most interesting restaurants in SF are mid-priced and relatively casual, for example Zuni, Incanto, and Aziza.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 31, 2008 11:30 AM

      Prix fixe and tasting menu can be two different things. There are lots of early bird prix fixe menus available. Or there are special days or times like farmerbrowns three course fried chicken prix fixe after 10 pm.

      The Cafe at Chez Panisse also offers a lunch and dinner prix fixe

      Haven't updated too much in the Places database yet but here are a few more options ... skip the Carnelian Room, btw
      http://www.chow.com/search?search%5Bq...

      1. re: rworange
        Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Mar 31, 2008 12:03 PM

        I figured from the $30-70 price range that he wasn't looking for early-bird bargains.

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      meggie t RE: ceriii Mar 29, 2008 11:24 AM

      Canteen is prix fixe on Tuesday - $38.

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      Canteen
      817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

      1. little big al RE: ceriii Mar 29, 2008 12:18 PM

        I'm a big fan of Globe's Sunday Market dinner. 4 courses of whatever's fresh that week for $39.00. Relatively easy parking Sunday nights in the antique/decorator district.

        1. Carrie 218 RE: ceriii Mar 29, 2008 07:08 PM

          Alone or in a group? If more than two people, I beat my dead horse by suggesting Aziza; 5 courses for $50.00 = best deal in town.

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          1. re: Carrie 218
            Robert Lauriston RE: Carrie 218 Mar 29, 2008 07:11 PM

            Good call, that is a great deal. And Aziza is definitely an only-in-SF treat.

          2. JulesSF RE: ceriii Mar 31, 2008 12:29 PM

            South Park Cafe offers a 3 course prixe-fixe every night for $34.
            You get to choose from any of their regular menu items - and the food is amazing.
            Listed as French Bistro, it has evolved far beyond the classic bistro standards - with new surprises on the daily menu every time I have gone lately ...
            PS: Easy parking along South Park at night.

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            South Park Cafe
            108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

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