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If you could only choose one restaurant in SF...

jgiannoulis Sep 30, 2008 02:49 PM

What restaurant would it be, and what would you order?

  1. Paul H Sep 30, 2008 03:39 PM

    Coi. The tasting menu (of course, that is the only thing you can order).

    1. steve h. Sep 30, 2008 06:47 PM

      zuni for lunch.
      half a dozen oysters and a vodka gimlet (straight up)
      burger, medium rare/string fries.
      maybe another gimlet.

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        Judith Sep 30, 2008 07:23 PM

        Gary Danko, and if they're on the menu, the glazed Oysters with Osetra caviar, zucchini pearls and lettuce cream, and I think I once had it with salsify cream.

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        1. re: Judith
          ceekskat Sep 30, 2008 07:47 PM

          I called this morning for the 24th, nothing. Nov. 8th...10:00 p.m. Got frustrated & said I'll call back. DH's milestone birthday is 10/26.

          1. re: ceekskat
            Judith Sep 30, 2008 08:17 PM

            Two months ahead, and don't wait until lunch time.

            1. re: ceekskat
              goingoutagain Oct 1, 2008 08:04 PM

              The best restaurant with easy-to-get reservations is Luce. We took two foodie friends there last night, had the tasting menu, and they were blown away. Dominique Crenn is going to get a lot of attention for her adventurous,soulful food. It bums me out that the restaurant isn't more crowded -- because of its location in a soul-less hotel, you don't expect miracles like the lobster paired with bone marrow that we had last night, or the porkbelly with pancetta and mushrooms, or....

              I loved it.

              1. re: goingoutagain
                rworange Oct 2, 2008 02:42 PM

                If you want this restaurant to get attention, then do a separate post with the name in the title. This is fine here, but probably won't get the same attention.

                Luce - InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
                888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

                1. re: rworange
                  goingoutagain Oct 2, 2008 09:54 PM

                  Thanks for the tip but I think I won't follow it: I've posted so often about Luce that SFEater accused me of being a shill!

                  1. re: goingoutagain
                    isa79 Oct 25, 2008 01:01 PM

                    SFeater one of the worst blog around .......

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            zin1953 Sep 30, 2008 08:41 PM

            Gary Danko. Everything.

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            1. re: zin1953
              vickib Oct 4, 2008 09:21 PM

              I'm calling Gary Danko tomorrow for an upcoming trip to SF. Thanks for the vote.

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              samyskin Oct 1, 2008 08:42 AM

              Fleur de Lys and I would order the tasting menu

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                klyeoh Oct 1, 2008 08:25 PM

                Masa's. The last meal I had there (Sep 12) was perfect in every way!

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                1. re: klyeoh
                  Ruth Lafler Oct 4, 2008 10:17 PM

                  We haven't had a detailed report on Masa's in a long time. Would you mind posting one in a new thread? Thanks!

                  1. re: Ruth Lafler
                    klyeoh Oct 7, 2008 03:43 AM

                    Here it is, Ruth, before I forget the whole wonderful experience:


                    1. re: klyeoh
                      Ruth Lafler Oct 7, 2008 09:38 AM

                      Great report. Thanks so much!

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                  dshea77 Oct 1, 2008 08:59 PM

                  Gary Danko. It's not just the food, which is excellent. It's the warm atmosphere and wonderful service. Loved it.

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                    estnet Oct 2, 2008 03:05 PM

                    The Dining Room at the Ritz- tasting menu

                    1. girobike Oct 3, 2008 10:28 AM

                      Masa's for the food, Gary Danko for the experience.

                      1. jobostonisafoodie Oct 3, 2008 10:45 AM

                        La Folie - Seared Day Boat Scallop with Crispy Pork Belly, Le Beouf, and The Sunset for dessert.

                        Awesome food and fantastic service.


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                          Beach Chick Oct 4, 2008 09:58 PM

                          Zuni or Boulevard for lunch and Gary Danko's for dinner and Irish Coffee's at Buena Vista.

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                            sarahkaySFbayarea Nov 1, 2008 08:40 PM

                            Zuni for lunch, Gary Danko for dinner. Besides the amazing food, the service at Danko always blows us away. Superb.

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