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Where to celebrate 50th birthday in SF

It's happening next month and I can't believe it... I need a beautiful, delicious restaurant a la the old Chez Michel, early Gary Danko - nothing too stuffy-I like a comfortable, professional, "we're so pleased you're here but we won't hover and fail to tell you the price of the champagne by the glass" vibe, not a Fleur de Lys kind of place, but it is, after all, an occasion. Where would you recommend? Probably just me and my husband, so we could splurge a bit.

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Gary Danko
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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  1. La Folie. Bon Anniversaire!

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

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      1. re: steve h.

        Yup.

        Although if you have time for a second meal (and doesn't a 50th birthday warrant more than one great dinner?), Atelier Crenn.

    1. What about Chez Spencer?

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      Chez Spencer
      82 14th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

        1. re: JojoSF

          Chez Spencer is fine, but not as celebratory as Acquerello or La Folie. Of those two, I prefer Acquerello. Wine service, table service and food all seemed better. Either place, though, would be a fine choice for a celebration.

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          Chez Spencer
          82 14th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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

          Acquerello Restaurant
          1722 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109

          1. re: Paul H

            Another vote for Acquerello.... did my 30th there... it was fantastic.

        2. La Folie. Hands down.

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

          1. I've been to all 3 recommended here. (La Folie, Chez Spencer, Acquarello).
            All 3 are terrific, but for this occasion....
            La Folie is the winner.

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            Chez Spencer
            82 14th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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

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