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What would you add or subtract from the Chron Top 100 List? 2010

nocharge has started this years list with this post,

This year's list is out.

New: Adesso, Baker & Banker, Chapeau, Etoile, Flour + Water, Frances, Frascati, Limon, Neela's, Nombe, Osteria Stellina, Press, RN74, Sante, Scopa, Solbar, Tipsy Pig, and Wexler's. In addition Babacco was included in the Perbacco entry and Boot and Shoe Service in the one for Pizzaiolo.

Gone: Aqua, BarBersQ, Bistro Aix, Buckeye Roadhouse, Cortez, Fonda, Gitane, Jack Falstaff, Kokkari, Martini House, Marzano, Matterhorn, Moss Room, Nettie's Crab Shack, Nick's Cove, Sea Salt, Ton Kiang, and Ubuntu.
nocharge Apr 03, 2010 03:16PM

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Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Pizzaiolo
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Sea Salt
2512 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Nick's Cove
23240 Hwy 1, Marshall, CA 95450

Frascati Restaurant
1901 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Ton Kiang
5821 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

Buckeye Roadhouse
15 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941

BarBersQ
3900 D Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558

Martini House
1245 Spring St., St. Helena, CA 94574

Limon Restaurant
524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Bistro Aix
3340 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Gitane Restaurant & Bar
6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

Scopa
109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Sante Restaurant
100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA

Nettie's Crab Shack
2032 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Marzano
4214 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602

Adesso
4395 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA

Osteria Stellina
11285 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, CA

Tipsy Pig
2231 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

RN74
301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Nombe
2491 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Baker & Banker
1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Boot and Shoe Service
3308 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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  1. right off the bat? Flour + Water.

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    1. re: mariacarmen

      Flour+Water is on the 2010 list as a new restaurant. Clearly the OP didn't include all of the restaurants that made the cut in his post.

      As of 3:20 this afternoon (Tuesday), the list still hadn't made it online, but I'm hoping it will soon so I can throw away - er - recycle this paper copy.

      1. re: Euonymous

        Op asked what would we add or subtract. i wasn't clear, but i meant subtract F+W from the list. not a fan. doesn't hold up to hype at all, to me.

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        1. Good grief, is Greens *still* on the list?

          The most obvious omission for me is Commis - not a surprise, though, given how badly Bauer slammed it in his review. I guess they'll have to console themselves with their Michelin star.

          I think Pican deserves a spot too, but they didn't get a very good review from him either.

          I'm surprised at the number of new restaurants I've never heard of - between here and Eater, I thought I was somewhat on top of things, but maybe I've become so Oakland-centric, West Bay openings just aren't on my radar anymore.

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          Pican Restaurant
          2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

          Commis
          3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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          1. re: daveena

            He says he dropped Ubuntu because he hasn't had time to visit with the new chef taking over, but I think that's just him being lazy and finding an excuse to cut another restaurant. I haven't been since Fox left, but I have a hard time believing that Greens is now better than Ubuntu.

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            Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
            1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

            1. re: daveena

              Agree that Commis was the biggest omission. I think it should be on the list instead of Bay Wolf next door. I've been to both restaurants and Commis has much more creative and exciting cuisine, while Bay Wolf is just your typical upscale restaurant.

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              Bay Wolf Restaurant
              3853 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

              Commis
              3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

            2. I'm still baffled by last year's dropping of Oliveto, though I did read the related review. It's neither flashy nor new, but it is as good as ever. I've also found that the service has, of late, finally caught up with the food. This used to be my one concern when choosing Oliveto for a special occasion.

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              Oliveto Cafe
              5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

              1. I'd drop Limon. After two recent meals, the only memorable bite was the bacon/cabbage/mushroom bed under the pork chop, which used to be perfectly cooked in years past but was overcooked on these recent visits. The deep-fried snapper chunks are heavy and bland, and other dishes I've tasted were competent yet uninspiring. I'd much rather eat for half the price at Mi Lindo Peru; can't comment on other local Peruvian places in town.

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                Mi Lindo Peru Restaurant
                3226 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                Limon Restaurant
                524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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                1. re: david kaplan

                  I agree with you. Just ate at Limon last week and everything was fine, but just heavy and less inspired. I think the ceviches at La Mar are superior - and they have a full bar and outdoor seating.

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                  Limon Restaurant
                  524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                    1. re: roster

                      It seems like I'm in the minority, and I never ate at Limon before the fire, but it definitely ranks as one of my best meals of 2009. Every dish we ordered (quite a few) was superb and complex.

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                      Limon Restaurant
                      524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110