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Jun 16, 2008 09:03 AM

Susanna Foo or Osteria?

Planning a dinner for two... place your votes!

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    1. re: Buckethead

      well, after some research that's my narrowed down list...but i'll gladly accept any other recommendations!

      1. re: lizlipskrb

        That's surprising, I've never been to Susanna Foo's but I've read that it's gone downhill in recent years, most people I know would not consider it to be in the same league as Osteria (though it certainly was in the past). Anyway, Osteria is great, go there. Some other places you may want to consider include Ansill, Cochon (BYO), and Zahav. All are fantastic.

        1. re: Buckethead

          We were leaning towards Osteria, so I think you just sealed the deal! Thanks. I'll keep the others in mind too.

    2. definitely Osteria; SF's been living on its laurels for years

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      1. re: tartuffe

        Would also recomment Osteria. It is very good.

      2. neither!

        susanno foo - past it's prime at least 5 years ago
        osteria - not worth the money for me. so so food. unprofessional service. doesn't meet the hype.

        1. I haven't been to Susanna Foo's in years, but when I when did go the past couple times, had an excellent meal with superb service. SF's is more intimate dining, Osteria can be loud and the service is hit or miss. I do like Osteria a lot. Consider James? I really like James.

          1. Interesting final options. I think Susanna Foo is horrifically overrated. I've never been to Osteria. It seems overpriced for the food you get, but like I said I haven't eaten there.

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            1. re: lawgirl3278

              Both restaurants are overrated. If you must choose one of them, you're better off with Osteria. That being said, I did have very good wine service at Susanna Foo recently (it wasn't my choice to go there); the sommelier put together a nice wine pairing for our a la carte dishes at a very reasonable price. Wine service at Osteria wasn't to my liking, but I do think they have a decent list, especially considering the limitations caused by PLCB.