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Need a Tasting Menu for GF Birthday Dinner

yanks26dmb Aug 31, 2011 12:06 PM

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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    bdl Sep 3, 2011 05:28 PM

    Ha! I must be a true San Franciscan. I thought GF was gluten free, not girlfriend.

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      whiner Sep 3, 2011 11:54 AM

      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

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        rubadubgdub Aug 31, 2011 02:11 PM

        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

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          whiner Aug 31, 2011 01:42 PM

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

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            yanks26dmb Aug 31, 2011 01:45 PM

            Yup, I noted above, food only :)

          2. Windy Aug 31, 2011 12:52 PM

            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. wolfe Aug 31, 2011 12:12 PM

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

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