Where do I find a Gift Certificate for Great Food?
Hi, I want to get my brother and his wife a gift certificate for a great meal (not Italian, perhaps Chinese, French or Mediteranean) with a good atmosphere (not stuffy) in the SF Bay Area (they live in Portola Valley). Thanks ahead for your help!!
I recommend Evvia in Palo Alto for upscale Greek food (just had some great lamb tonight) or The Village Pub in Woodside for contemporary upscale with French & Mediterranean influence. These two are top notch restaurants with lively atmosphere & happen to be close to where they live. In addition there's Zitune in Los Altos, an upscale Moroccan restaurant, which has received favorable reviews on CH though I haven't been.
Portola Valley is a bit out of the way. Do you know if your brother & wife are the type to stay close by or do they go into SF now & then to dine. Also, what is your budget?
If you want fine dining I recommend La Folie. Their prices are more reasonable and it is not stuffy then the other 4-star restaurants in the city and the food is amazing. I recommend going for 4-courses because the chef likes to send out a few gifts from the kitchen making it more like a 6-course dinner! If you are looking for something more casual I would go with Range. Their cocktails are great and so is there food! Good Luck