need recs for july visit
im heading to SF in july with my wife and kids we are looking for some great places to eat....we could be there for a good couple of weeks maybe even longer so i will break down what we are looking for, price is not an option for the best.from vancouver and have great restauarants but currently live in latin america so looking for some great places like we have back home
sushi (price no option)
steakhouse (price no option, preferably dry aged and classic oldschool side dishes
pho and bahn mi (usually the whole in the wall cheap places are the best)
dim sum (as well doenst have to be fancy but if there is a sun sui wah type place like vancouver we will pay the bucks)
oysters and other great shellfish (simple cocktail sauce type of place) just fresh and good
italian deli type subs
malaysian (chili crab)
the best burger in the city
anywhere that does roasted bone marrow, and also a place that does great foie gras dishes
your favorite restaurant recommendations
thanx a bunch
thanx to everyone for the contributions....look forward to trying everything......lastly though no pho and bahn mi that sticks out in anyones mind (vietnamese) no slanted door that seems to fusion higher end, i want family run vietnamese cafe tye great homemade french bread pho and slow dripped iced coffee over condensed milk......hahahaha could be asking to much
Greek: Definitely Kokkari, though on a smaller, less pricey note, Mezzes on Chestnut Street in the Marina is a nice, cozy and friendly Greek restaurant.
Italian: Perbacco, Delfina and Bar Bambino are my favorites. A16 is a zoo and I've never understood the hype. Have yet to try La Ciccia, which gets great reviews.
Indian: Yes, Dosa on Fillmore is excellent, but so is Amber India.
Gary Danko is the place to go for foie gras--had it there recently with a rhubarb compote.
Hamburger: A lot of people tout Zuni Cafe, though I've never had a burger there. Just last week I had a burger at the new restaurant "Midi" and it was exceptional, IMO, with balsamic grilled onions and really good tomato slices. The fries were fantastic, as well.
Oysters: Hog Island Oyster Company in the Ferry Building. Ironically, they also have the best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had, but you didn't ask about that.
If price is really no option...
I cannot help you with sushi, unless the well prepared raw fish at Ame is an option.
The best steak house in the city is Harris'
Vietnamese - cannot help whth hole in the walls, but Slanted Door is excellent.
Dim Sum - Ton Kaing, but I've not been in years... some say has gone down hill
Greek - Kokkari
Italians - A16, Perbacco, Delfina, La Cicia
I honestly like the burgers at Barney's
Favorite restaurants in the city, taking *value* into account: A16, Boulevard, Laiola, Ame, Slanted Door, NOPA... go to Coi as splurge
Sushi: Sebo, Kiss, or Koo (currently, my preference is for the latter)
Steakhouse: Morton's or Ruths Chris
Izakaya: O Izakaya in Japantown
Dim Sum: Koi Palace in Daly City
Indian: Dosa (there are two - I prefer the one on Fillmore)
Best Burger: (Search that -- heavy-handed debates, but I'm in the O Izakaya camp)
Roasted Marrow & Foie: both to be found at Bix, where you must also order their tartare and a Sidecar (not to be missed!)
Koi Palace Restaurant
365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
200 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94111
56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133
O Izakaya Lounge
1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Morton's the Steakhouse
400 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
408 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Dosa on Fillmore
1700 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
re: Carrie 218
cool thanx a lot.....i had between kiss or sebo for sushi narrowde down, i thinki might go sebo. bix sounds good, the tartare is of what exactly? oh and what about gary danko? have you been to vancouver and if so is the dim sum at koi palace comparable. ive had dim sum on clement a few times but nothing was that impressive. as for the burger if i go to o izakaya for izakaya fare i might be interested in a more diner type dive for the burger any recs, no pho or oyster recs?....... thanks again
If you're from Vancouver, I probably wouldn't bother with the dim sum here, though others may disagree. The Chinese food you have up there is just so good.
Zen Peninsula in Millbrae is another solid option, though--probably better than what you'd get in Chinatown proper.
1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030
1) steakhouse - avoid. SF is not good at steaks. There was a thread a few weeks ago about the best steak outside a steak house.
2) There's a whole bunch of "modern cuisine" restaurants, a whole category you didn't ask about. Gary Danko, the french laundry, coi, manressa, etc etc. Some are tasting menu driven some aren't.
3) regional italian and pizza are fairly hot right now, and Incanto gets a lot of love. Lots of choices, do some research.
4) indian - there was a dosa vs the tandoorloin thread just a few weeks ago. The best indian is in the south bay.
5) oysters - zuni, or various sushi places