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If we like Perbacco, Boulevard, and similar, what else to try?

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CG09 Dec 15, 2010 09:34 AM

We have a group regularly travelling to San Fran on business, and the client is big on going to dinner every single night, and it is almost always 5 or so people, so reservations are a must and we're running out of options to try without always going back to the same spots!

Perbacco and Boulevard are examples of places that have been big hits, and we like to be able to walk from the hotel or occasionally a short cab ride (St. Regis or Palace, usually). We had a good meal at XYZ at the W last week as well, but La Mar was ok but not great.

Having moderately casual options to add to the mix would also be nice as huge meal night after night gets old. Client is not terribly adventurous in terms of food type so we have to stay fairly mainstream.

What are some other places we should put on the list to try? Thanks!

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Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

XYZ
181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 10:32 AM

    Prospect -- the new restaurant by the Boulevard team. Ducca? Fifth Floor? Town Hall? Piperade? For more casual, since you like Perbacco you might want to check out Barbacco. There have been some recent threads on dining around Moscone that might give you some ideas.

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    Ducca
    50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Perbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Piperade
    1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

    Town Hall Restaurant
    342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

    Fifth Floor Restaurant
    12 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94103

    Barbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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      sfbing RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 10:47 AM

      Cotogna, Quince, Ame, Cane Rosso, Slanted Door....

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      Slanted Door
      Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. Paul H RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 11:01 AM

        Additionally, check out Bix and One Market

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        One Market Restaurant
        1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

        Bix
        56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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          Calvinist RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 11:08 AM

          Gitane was the one that stood out for me this year. Really good food and a great look room.

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

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            Calvinist RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 11:10 AM

            And I've found Kokkari good for corporate groups like this.

            1. singleguychef RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 01:27 PM

              I second the Prospect recommendation since you guys like Boulevard, and also second Quince.

              I would also add to your options:

              -- Contoga, the new place from Quince
              -- Wayfare Tavern, the Tyler Florence financial district restaurant
              -- Michael Mina's new place in old Aqua spot if you have the expense account

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              Tyler Florence Shop
              59 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA

              Wayfare Tavern
              558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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                mdg RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 01:42 PM

                You have lots of good recommendations already. Anchor & Hope is great if a fish and seafood place is OK with the client. I haven't tried the other places nearby from the same group (Salt House and Town Hall) but they get good reviews too. All may be a bit on the noisy side though.

                Michael

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                Town Hall Restaurant
                342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

                Anchor & Hope
                83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

                1. steve h. RE: CG09 Dec 15, 2010 03:23 PM

                  Quince and Bix should work. Maybe cab over to Jardiniere.

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                  Bix
                  56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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                    CG09 RE: CG09 Dec 27, 2010 07:41 PM

                    Great - thanks so much for the recommendations - I'll check these out!

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