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Apr 8, 2008 08:47 AM

Gourmet vegetarian restaurants in SF

Hi hounders,

We are visiting SF in a few weeks and want to try some vegetarian dining. Money is not an issue, we just want superior, gourmet food. We are staying at the W if that helps.


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  1. Hi there, bicoastalfoodie!

    You may want to start by searching the board for "vegetarian." You'll find a lot, like these threads:

    For a pure vegetarian gourmet menu, check out Millennium, Ubuntu, and perhaps Greens.

    Several fine dining restaurants offer vegetarian tasting menus, like Masa's, Fleur de Lys, Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, and La Folie.

    One of the most popular "mainstream" restaurants with veggies here in the city is Aziza.

    Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
    1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

    5800 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121

    La Folie
    2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

    Greens Restaurant
    Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123

    Fleur De Lys
    777 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109

    Millennium Restaurant
    580 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102

    The Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton
    600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

    Masa's Restaurant
    648 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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    1. re: rahir

      Good list.

      I don't think Greens is on the same level with the others, but it has a great view.

      Medicine (Japanese, lunch only) is another verging-on-gourmet vegetarian place.

      Medicine New-Shojin Eatstation - Closed for remodeling
      161 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Medicine hasn't been all-vegetarian for over a year. For veggie sushi, I prefer Minako (organic with vegan miso and a whole page of veggie and vegan sushi) in the Mission (dinner only, W-Su).

        Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant
        2154 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        1. re: rahir

          Ah, right you are, there are a few fish choices for the bento box.

      2. re: rahir

        Wow! Great list. This helps a lot. Thanks!!