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Larkspur...a canadian chow looking to dine!

melmary Jul 30, 2008 02:57 PM

Hi there am in Larkspur for business and looking for a good place to eat! I am a foodie and am want to enjoy my 2 dinners in town.
Thanks fellow chows!

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    melmary Jul 31, 2008 11:30 AM

    went to Picco for dinner...was great! Had the kona kampachi was great, the risotto and the skate, which was ok.
    Talks of going to Saboro of Spain tonight...anyone have any recos on that place.
    Thanks for all your advice!

    1. Husky Jul 30, 2008 08:53 PM

      Left Bank under Scott Howard is much improved and actually pretty bloody good. Disagree with the Fabrizio recommendation below - it's mezzo culo at best.

      1. Sarah Jul 30, 2008 08:28 PM

        The Left Bank is one to try, new chef on board now... in the heart of Larkspur.

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          lgphil Jul 30, 2008 03:52 PM

          Not for dinner, but Emporio Rulli for lunch, breakfast, coofee or italian style pastry. If they have it this time of year, the Pannetone is excellent.

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          1. re: lgphil
            Xiao Yang Jul 30, 2008 08:25 PM

            It's only 30 minutes to the SF Ferry building by ferry:


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            Giselle Jul 30, 2008 03:42 PM

            Fabrizio for authentic Tuscan ( on Magnolia across from Emporio Rulli

            1. rworange Jul 30, 2008 03:32 PM

              Here's some ideas

              Picco pizza is very good ... it is upscale pizza. The Strauss creamy soft serve ice cream with olive oil and sea salt is very popular. Good wine list. Link to website and past reports in the above. I don't like Lark Creek at all. It was once a nice restaurant that backslid as the chef opened more and more restaurants. Same owner as the nearby Yankee Pier which is a little better. A california take on New England seafood. Better than Lark Creek but not great.

              If you drive down to Sausalito, Fish is an excellent restaurant. Also in sausalito is sushi ran,a highly regarded sushi restaurant, Murray Circle with a chef that earned two Michelen stars at another restaurant and Le Garage which has been getting some buzz lately.

              Marche Aux Fleurs in Ross has always had good reports.

              Hope you write back about where you ate. All the above can be found through the first link and search on the name in the places database. There will usually be a website and linked reports.

              Nearby San Anselmo has Fork and Insalata.

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              1. re: rworange
                Windy Jul 30, 2008 08:21 PM

                I like Picco (restaurant) as well as Picco Pizzeria. But I agree, no reason to stay in Larkspur.

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