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Best Seared Foie Gras dish in SF?

MJT Feb 3, 2009 08:40 AM

I've got a craving for seared foie gras, what do you guys think is the best preparation in the city? Quality is a must - quantity a big plus!! TIA.

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    chezchristine RE: MJT Feb 3, 2009 12:31 PM

    Gary Danko is great.

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      margieco RE: chezchristine Feb 4, 2009 10:58 AM

      I was underwhelmed with Gary Danko's version (the carmelized onions overpowered the dish in my version) but LOVED Chez Papa Resto. (eaten w/in a month of each other).

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      saffrongold RE: MJT Feb 4, 2009 12:14 PM

      Love it at Chez Spencer

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        Meredith RE: saffrongold Oct 31, 2009 01:43 PM

        I had it there about 4 years ago and it remains the best preparation I have eaten, though not for lack of trying.

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        luckytomato RE: MJT Feb 5, 2009 03:23 PM

        I'll second the Gary Danko recommendation. I get the foie gras everytime I'm there.

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          standbyguy RE: MJT Oct 30, 2009 10:04 AM

          This restaurant has the best Foie Gras anywhere I have eaten and I have eaten out alot. The portion is very generous and the huckleberry sauce works perfectly but it's seasonal. A glass of Sauternes with your Foie Gras is amazing even if I don't really drink. Enjoy.

          La Folie
          2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

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            arlenemae RE: MJT Oct 30, 2009 04:24 PM

            Both Gary Danko and La Folie are great.

            Gary Danko may have a slightly better sauce, but I have to give the edge to La Folie for having a GINORMOUS portion larger than I've ever had at any other restaurant. I'll take more foie over sauce any day!

            La Folie
            2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

            Gary Danko
            800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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              wolfe RE: arlenemae Oct 30, 2009 04:34 PM

              Report of huge portion but unfortunately undercooked.at Incanto.

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                steve h. RE: wolfe Oct 30, 2009 05:24 PM

                that's an old report. is incanto still incapable of properly firing a decent foie?

                just curious.

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              ML8000 RE: MJT Oct 30, 2009 06:23 PM

              A long time ago Fifth Floor use to do seared foie on ahi. I was skeptical, didn't order it but I tasted it and it was exceptional. Given the staff changes I doubt they still do but maybe.

              Fifth Floor Restaurant
              12 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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