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Best Seared Foie Gras dish in SF?

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  • MJT Feb 3, 2009 08:40 AM
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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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  1. Gary Danko is great.

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    1. re: chezchristine

      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).

    2. Love it at Chez Spencer

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      1. re: saffrongold

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

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

        1. 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.

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

          1. 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!

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

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

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            1. re: arlenemae

              Report of huge portion but unfortunately undercooked.at Incanto.
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/542577

              1. re: wolfe

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

                just curious.

            2. 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.

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