Value after the symphony
I like Zuni after shows at the symphony. It's far enough away that it isn't mobbed, but it isn't an unpleasantly long walk.
The roast chicken is expensive, but it does feed two people for around $40, and it's a combo of salad, starch, and protein. If you order carefully, you can get out for a reasonably low price. I also like that Zuni prepares a variety of desserts from simple to complex, and prices based on ingredient expense and labor, so you can get a few scoops of house-made ice cream for under $5, or go for a more complicated luxury creation for closer to $10. I mention all of this just to contrast with many restaurants that have a flat charge for dessert in the $8-$12 range.
It does not need to be near the venue, I will spring for a reasonable cab ride, My cousin lives near Sacramento and Polk so we need to get back there after dinner.
I love to eat everything, well I am not a big fan of embryonic chicken eggs, too cruncy-wierd :(
I would love to keep it around $100 for both of us (food only), but I could go a bit more if it is worth it.
Willing to taxi within reason.
Round trip from Sacremento & Polk to Davies Hall.
re: Carrie 218
Jardiniere is my favorite after Symphony haunt, and if you want to take advantage of the fact that you are dressed up, this is place.
However it will be difficult to get out of there for $100 for two people. I stopped in last Saturday evening, and spend $52 for two appetizers and a glass of wine.
re: Paul H
Thanks Carrie abd Paul,
This is an anual event for us, so we have gone to Jardiniere in the past. Our tab was no where near $100, as I recall all toll it was closer to $300. Great place though.
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re: Captain Jack
When I don't feel up to Jardiniere, I usually head to Absinthe. It has great atmosphere; I am always expecting to see Oscar Wilde and Lord Douglas sitting together in a corner booth. They have a very creative wine list with a good selection of half-bottles. Fries are good, Coq au Vin is good, Seafood appetizers are a plus. Good, friendly staff.
Another possibility is Bix. I think they are open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, 11 most other days.
56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102