Enough rustic italian!
Have now stayed in the Bay for about a month. Moving here for the restaurant and food only. Maybe for a slightly wamer climate than freezing Sweden also...
Been eating out a fair bit, CP cafe, Delfina, Incanto, Cotogna, Camino, Zuni, A Cote, Locanda etc.
Now, this is the kind of food i prefer cooking, but am by some reason craving a fine-dining experience.
I want to go to Aziza, Coi, TFL etc eventually, but would like something new (and affordable). Any new restaurants i should check out to ease my unexpected crave?
I dine alone most of the time.
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
557 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
I think you will really enjoy Commis. Quite different food experience from the restaurants you've listed but so reasonable for the quality: tasting menu of 6-7 courses WITH wine pairing is $110. Plus they make you feel special.
3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
L'ardoise is a nice, cozy place but I never understood the accolades. The food is solid unimaginative French with hit or miss execution. Most entrees come with the same accompaniments. I also find it odd to find "tiger prawns" and "angus beef" advertised on the menu.Reads kind of like a chain or a restaurant from the 80's. NIce for the neighborhood but not worth a trip IMO.
Take a look at Boxing Room in Hayes Valley (Cajun/comfort food). Attached is the fried chicken I had on Saturday night. Overall I was really impressed with the food, room & service.
399 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102
For less rustic Italian, you should try Perbacco. For "fine dining" Italian, Acquerello is worth a visit. Price-wise, I would place it in the splurge category and I think you would enjoy it more if you did not dine there alone.
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
1722 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Good suggestions in this thread. Definitely check out Quince. Their four course menu is $95 and definitely not rustic. The pastas are amazing.