Recs for weekend visit, fine dining
Six of us will be in SF this weekend on a bachelor party. I'm looking for recs on dinner (two nights) in the city. Price is no object, just whoever the hounds think is doing the best right now. I havent been to the city in a while, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, any recs on the best/freshest seafood spot for lunch. I recall hearing about a place on the wharf that seated only like 20, and always had a wait, but i cant recall the name---I'm sure that this detailed description really narrows down the spot.
Thanks so much for any help, again, it is very much appreciated. cheers.
The seafood place sounds like Swan Oyster Depot, which only has a lunch counter. It's not on the wharf, though.
It's kind of short notice to get reservations for the top places, and I assume you don't want to go the tasting menu route or for food that's too fussy. Jeanty at Jacks is often recommended for bachelor groups, especially with its proximity to North Beach.
Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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What exactly is the question? The best food? Period? (Question mark?) Ritz Carlton Dining Room, Coi (by reputation, I've never been) or La Folie.
That said, I don't think any of those restaurants are likely to be what you are looking for. For awesome food in a relaxed setting I would check out:
(casual, young, trendy)
(business/country club casual, top notch food)
I'm with Ruth: ths weekend leaves NO time to get reservations in the "top" spots (whatever that may mean).
>>> any recs on the best/freshest seafood spot for lunch <<<
Also, consider Hog Island Oyster Bar in the Ferry Building.
>>> Price is no object, just whoever the hounds think is doing the best right now. <<<
In addition to whiner's suggestions (all very good by the way), you might want to consider Quince, Chapeau!, CoCo 500, Incanto, and . . . and . . . and . . . .
Incanto Restaurant & Wine Bar
1550 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131
126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Hog Island Oyster Bar
Ferry Building,, San Francisco, CA 94111
470 Pacific Av, San Francisco, CA 94133
598 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107