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Aug 31, 2011 12:06 PM

Need a Tasting Menu for GF Birthday Dinner

Any type of food is okay. I definitely want something that will blow her away given budget constraints. Hoping to keep food only, under $125 each. Thanks!

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  1. Mr Pollo. My girl friend, now wife, would have been thrilled if I spent that much.

    1. You could do that easily at Commonwealth (tasting menu is $70). The food, wine, and service were great. The space isn't fancy though.

      The tasting menu at Atelier Crenn is $125. But you could order off the regular menu for 4 courses each, and have something left for wine.

      Atelier Crenn
      3127 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123

      1. Does $125/p include tax, tip and wine, or is that food only?

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        1. My vote would be Commis in Oakland. I and two other gfs have been, each on our birthdays and we each loved it. It's an experience that just feels special. Call ahead and the staff will even write a birthday card. Best thing: You can have both your meals for $138 total and money left for wine pairing.


          3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

          1. I would go to La Folie and order 5 courses, which winds up being 8 or 9 courses with all the little extras. If you are looking to give her an intellectual experience, Coi.

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