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Trying to remember name of a restaurant

illycat Aug 15, 2008 11:07 AM

I used to travel to SF a lot and one time (5 years ago?) I had dinner at a restaurant that was located on the first floor of an older apartment building (or condo). It was small and pretty fancy. At the time the chef had been an Iron Chef. I cannot remember the name of the place or exactly where it was. And I'm wondering if it's still there and still fantastic. Anyone know what I'm talking about???

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    meggie t Aug 15, 2008 11:10 AM

    Could it be Charles Nob Hill? Chef was Ron Siegel, who is now at the Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton. Charles Nob Hill is no longer there.

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    1. re: meggie t
      illycat Aug 15, 2008 11:21 AM

      Wow, that was quick! That's it -- thank you. Too bad it's gone, it was such a cool space -- like being in an old movie -- in addition to the excellent food.

    2. shellshock24 Aug 15, 2008 11:16 AM

      What type of cusine was the food?

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      1. re: shellshock24
        illycat Aug 15, 2008 11:24 AM

        Here's a link to a 2004 article about the place -- I was able to find it with meggie t's info and confirm it was the place I was thinking of.

        1. re: illycat
          meggie t Aug 15, 2008 12:09 PM

          You can still go to the space - it is now Le Club. I haven't been there but they serve drinks and appetizer/hors d'oeuvres, from what I understand. Reservations only.

        2. re: shellshock24
          Robert Lauriston Aug 15, 2008 12:34 PM

          Ron Siegel's style hasn't changed much.

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