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In SF from LA/NYC for two nights-where to eat/spend mom's money??

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saracuccio Dec 14, 2008 04:22 PM

Hi, my mom, sister, and I will be in San Fran (staying at the Clift) for two nights after Xmas. I havent been to SF for at least 8-10 years so im a little out of the loop. Im sure this is a hugely broad question but what are some recommended/popular dinner spots for us? Price doesnt matter, although i'm not sure we're looking for French Laundry priced tasting menus. Type of food isnt really an issue. This is a friday and saturday night too so i'd love to make the reservations asap. Thanks!

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  1. wolfe RE: saracuccio Dec 14, 2008 04:40 PM

    Well it has been a while if your price doesn't matter limit is $100 with drinks. Howevver I am sure you can stay under that limit with a lovely meal at Aziza.

    Open Table shows table for 3 multiple times 26th and 27th.

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    Aziza
    5800 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121

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      saracuccio RE: wolfe Dec 14, 2008 05:20 PM

      Ha maybe you're right! Forget that limit! any others?

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        wolfe RE: saracuccio Dec 14, 2008 06:25 PM

        Everyone else is out tonight but I'm sure they will have suggestions when they get back on line. Additional, well regarded on this board, choices for me would be Anchor & Hope and Canteen.

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        Canteen
        817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

        Anchor & Hope
        83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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          realspear RE: wolfe Dec 15, 2008 07:58 AM

          There are so many restaurants in San Francisco that it's hard to know what to recommend without some additional guidance. I do agree with Canteen, it's way off the tourist trail and a wonderful restaurant as long as you have a party of two. It's tiny and I don't think it has much room, if any, for parties bigger than two. The same chef runs a terrific sandwich shop during the day called The Sentinel, but it's only take-out. I'd recommend staying away from any restaurant on the water except The Slanted Door, even the new ones. And I'd recommend looking for restaurants in the neighborhoods, places like Spruce, Koo, Le P'tit Laurent, Incanto (Iron Chef restaurant) instead of in the main business and tourist areas. All of these are accessible by public transportation or walking from the Clift, which saves looking for the mostly non-existent parking.

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          Slanted Door
          Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

          Incanto Restaurant & Wine Bar
          1550 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131

          Le P'tit Laurent
          699 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131

          Spruce
          3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

          Koo
          408 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

          The Sentinel
          55 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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            meggie t RE: realspear Dec 15, 2008 10:19 AM

            Canteen has 4 booths, 2 booths for 4 people, 1 booth for 3 and 1 booth for 2. The counter seats 7. Highly recommend - reservations needed for dinner. They are open for lunch on Fridays and brunch Sat & Sun, at which no reservations are accepted.

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