In SF from LA/NYC for two nights-where to eat/spend mom's money??
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!
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.
817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Anchor & Hope
83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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.
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
3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118
408 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
55 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105