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Jul 21, 2011 02:31 PM

San Francisco Rec Please!

I'm headed to San Francisco to celebrate my friends 40th birthday. I would love to take her somewhere fantastic for dinner. Fabulous food, great atmosphere, and some vegetarian options are the only requirements. Down south we love to go to Osteria Mozza and AOC. We are staying at the St. Regis so somewhere close by would be a plus.

Thanks for the help

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    1. AOC and Osteria Mozza, maybe Barbacco or Perbacco. Same owners, overlapping food. Barbacco's less formal, more of a wine bar. Perbacco's more formal (not very), definitely a restaurant atmosphere unless you sit at the bar in front.

      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. Atelier Crenn (French chef with outrageously creative, vegetable rich menu; vegetarian options, everything on the plate is a work of art). This is where I'd want to go for my birthday.

        La Folie (Traditional French but not stuff, has a vegetarian tasting menu)

        further away
        Aziza (upscale modern Moroccan, great cocktails, many vegetarian options)

        A cab all the way to Aziza will still be less than $20. The other two are considerably closer. You'll have more interesting options if you don't try to restrict yourself to downtown/Financial District restaurants.

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

        Atelier Crenn
        3127 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        1. Second the recommendation for Perbacco. Always amazing meals and not too terribly far from your hotel (easy cab ride and a fairly easy walk if the weather's nice).

          230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111