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In town for one night with the boss (expense account!)...where to go?

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Will be up on business end of the month. My boss has never been to San Fransisco so I'm looking for something with an awesome vibe, in a great location, with DELISH food. (I'm a bit of a food snob.)
I've been to the Vietnamese fusion place down on the water (name escapes me) and that's the vibe I'm going for...so would love other foodie rec's please!
Also, any happy hour or fun loungy places to hang after dinner on a Tuesday or Wednesday night (I know, weekdays suck.)
Thanks!

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  1. you're talking about Slanted Door.

    Similar vibe and neighborhood: La Mar Cebicheria, which is at Pier 1 1/2 just north of Slanted Door and the Ferry Building are Pier 1. This is a Peruvian restaurant from a small chain headquartered in Lima. It's their only North American branch (for now) and they specialize in cocktails (pisco punch, pisco sours) and several types of ceviche. Big airy dining room right on the water, not noisy, fairly easy to get a reservation because it's a big place.

    Perbacco is the other restaurant in that general area that everyone is currently gaga over. I love their salumi, pastas, and stuffed quail. The owner told me they are one of his favorites too, but they just "can't keep enough of the poor little birds in stock." Great guy, that Umberto. Really charming and funny.

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    Slanted Door
    Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Perbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    1. look into Wayfare Tavern, Prospect and RN74...i think those will be a good combination of vibe+food.

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      Wayfare Tavern
      558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. I second RN74 and also vote for Farallon. Have a wonderful time!

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        Farallon
        450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

        RN74
        301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105