Calling Calgarian Chowhounds for some great San Fran recommendations!? [moved from Western Canada board]
Heading to San Francisco for my 30th birthday on March 12th with my Mom and I would love some recommendations from all of you passionate western foodies! I'm going to search out the SF Bay Area board as well, but I would really appreciate your comments for comparison's sake.
It would be great to get as many 'reasonably' priced restaurants suggested as possible (a la Divino, Brava, etc), but a few higher end recommendations would be appreciated as we'll probably have one 'fine-dining' experience.
Thanks in advance, and I will m ake sure to give a full report upon my return!
Not really SF per se, but just an hour away is San Jose and surrounding areas. I just got back there about a month ago for some training my company sent me on. Cupertino is really ethnically diverse, so almost everything I had there was from some culture or the other.. more-so than the "trendy" restaurants you've listed.
Here's the link:
Flickr pages is there somewhere too.
delphina's - mission area)
suppenkuche - hayes valley - best schnitzel and beer ever
tartine - http://www.tartinebakery.com/ (close to delphina's) soooo goood
http://www.rangesf.com/ - Range (ex delphina's people
i know there are more and these are from a couple years ago so make sure to check out the SF boards but these all stood out!
i want to go to SF too!! i love it there, i would move there in a second
Breakfast; The Butler & The Chef; Cheap; French Bistro fare; out of the way in SOMA park
Breakfast; Mama's on Washington Square; Moderate; go at opening or expect a line
Breakfast; Dottie's True Blue Café; Moderate; go at opening or expect a line
Breakfast; Garden Court at the Palace Hotel; Expensive; Sunday brunch
Lunch; Saigon Sandwich; Cheap; Vietnamese Bahn Mi; Near Civic Center
Lunch; Perbacco; Moderate; Italian Financial District
Lunch; Tadich Grill; Moderate; American seafood; since 1849
Lunch; Boulevard; Expensive; American Bistro; Zagat most popular SF restaurant
Lunch; Slanted Door; Expensive; Vietnamese/California; Ferry Building
Dinner; Bodega Bistro; Cheap; Vietnamese; "Hanoi Street Food" is best deal
Dinner: Ame; Expensive; Asian/French/California; St. Regis Hotel
Dinner; Aziza; Moderate; Moroccan
Dinner; Canteen; Moderate; Very Small; no atmosphere but chef runs small kitchen himself
Dinner; Coi; Expensive; 11 course tasting menu; lots of veggies
Dinner; Gary Danko; Expensive; California/French
I've been to A16 the last three times I've been in San Fran. Will go again next year. It is casual, medium priced, but really good rustic italian food. I wish there was something like it in Calgary. For a higher- end evening, I have been to Gary Danko twice, and they are always excellent, both in food and service. We couldn't get a res at Tartine Bar (not the same as the bakery, and a couple blocks away in Mission) but I have heard good things and will try it next time. Love San Fran.....