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What was the name of that restaurant?

joisey al Oct 14, 2011 06:12 AM

Does any one remember the name of the restaurant on the top floor of the St. Francis Hotel? This is around the late 1970's-early 80's. I remember they had a dress code (men had to wear jackets) and the food was really good.

  1. Glencora Oct 14, 2011 07:45 AM

    I never ate there, but I think it was Victor's.

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    1. re: Glencora
      chocolatetartguy Oct 14, 2011 12:05 PM

      Probably right. For some reason I was thinking Alfred's, where Jimmy Stewart took Kim Novak in Vertigo.

      1. re: chocolatetartguy
        CYL Oct 14, 2011 12:14 PM


      2. re: Glencora
        soupçon Oct 15, 2011 10:36 AM

        Victor's it was. Celery Victor was invented there.

        1. re: soupçon
          wolfe Oct 15, 2011 10:54 AM

          Probably the dish was invented well before the restaurant on the top floor was named for him.
          "Celery Victor is an historical American marinaded celery salad dish invented in 1910 by Victor Hertzler, head chef at San Francisco, California's St. Francis Hotel"

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