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

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

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

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

      1. 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

          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

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

            1. re: ceekskat

              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

                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

                  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

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

            1. re: zin1953

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

            2. Fleur de Lys and I would order the tasting menu

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

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                1. re: klyeoh

                  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

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


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

                  1. The Dining Room at the Ritz- tasting menu

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

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

                        Awesome food and fantastic service.


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

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