HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
Nov 19, 2008 10:33 AM

Need Recommendation for Restaurant in Saratoga Area

Hi all. Need a recommendation for a nice and special restaurant in the Saratoga area for a birthday dinner (will be up from LA visiting family in that area). Dinner will just be two of us. Thinking of something along the lines of Jar, Lucques or Grace in Los Angeles, but open to other suggestions. Would like to keep it around $200. We will have a car.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Check out this list of recs from a local paper. Personally, I think Plumed Horse is the most romantic, but figure on at least $150/person. The Basin has good food and atmosphere, but is more on the casual, rather than romantic, side. I haven't been to Sent Sovi nor R Gervais in years, so can't make fair recs for them. Have fun!


    1. You've named some of L.A's top restaurants whose equals you'll probably find only in San Francisco. Although I wish there were a Jar equivalent in the Bay Area :-) That said, Manresa, a world class restaurant in Los Gatos, is your bet but unfortunately starts at $95 for a tasting menu.


      Other recs:

      Dio Deka in Los Gatos (10 min.) & Village Pub in Woodside (about 25/30 min. north of Saratoga




      1. Thanks! I should have realized the Jar, Lucques, etc. would be a tall order without going into SF!