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Jul 22, 2010 03:50 PM

Fancy SF Restaurant with great vegetarian options?

A vendor wants to take me and a couple of colleagues out to a "sky's the limit" meal next Monday, and we wanted to go to Prospect, but of course it's booked already. Any ideas for a great restaurant that has good/interesting vegetarian options (one of us is a veg)? It's all about the food for me, but since they're paying, I wouldn't mind going someplace high end.

Ideas? Close to Fidi would be optimal. Thanks!

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  1. Perbacco seems like just what you're looking for.

    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    1. There is a vegetarian tasting menu a La Folie.

      Quince is another restaurant that fits the bill with a wide range of vegetarian options.

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

      1. Coi's menu (San Francisco Chronicle Four-star, Michelin Three-star) is mostly produce/vegetable to begin with. They would only have to make small changes to create a completely vegetarian tasting menu. I can't think of any place in the city that is more creative or elegant with vegetarian food.... as well as having spectacular meats, fish and fowl.

        373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

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        1. re: Paul H

          Coi came to mind but it is closed on Mondays.

          1. re: Paul H

            Just a note that Coi is a Michelin 2-star (as of 2010). The only 3 star in the Bay Area is the French Laundry.

            The French Laundry
            6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

            1. re: nancyxo

              You are of course correct. Sorry. Though Coi is currently the only Michelin two-star restaurant in San Francisco.

          2. Here is a thread from just a day or two ago discussing the same topic, although perhaps not quite as Fancy as you seem to be looking for. I recommend Perbacco as well.


            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            1. Sky's the limit, all the tasting menu places have veggie tasting menus.

              Luce, TDRATRC, Coi.

              I will specifically anti-recommend Boulevard, if that comes up. The kitchen is not very accommodating when it comes to making a veggie meal.

              Those of you saying Perbacco - the online menu has *zero* veggie mains (the two veggie pastas and apps look super good though). Is there more than meets the eye?

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                1. re: vulber

                  I've eaten at Luce three times, most recently for their Iron Chef Prix Fixe dinner. The room isn't comfortable, but the food is very solid and sometimes is excellent and, though expensive, is a very good value for the quality of food.