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Feb 16, 2012 11:49 AM

Wedding Gift - Suggest a Restaurant for a gift certificate

We live on the East Coast and have some friends just got married (they are in their late 30's) and we wanted to give them a gift certificate for a great dinner. Any recommendations? Has to have great food and we'd love it if it was fun, not stuffy (or maybe you don't have any stuffy places out there?). Someone suggested there is a place where you are served in bed, but I haven't been able to find it. Thanks!

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  1. Reports on the food at Supperclub have been pretty consistently unenthusiastic. What kind of food do they like? Any dietary objections?

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      they are willing to try anything and have no dietary restrictions.

    2. what's the budget? does this include alcohol or no?
      do you know if they've been to a lot of places in sf?
      are you looking for somewhere really small and unique, or somewhere larger and well-known?
      are these people foodies? have they traveled a lot?
      are you looking for sf proper, or anywhere in the bay area?
      knowing only what you've told us, it is hard to give any recommendations.

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      1. re: Dustin_E

        ok, they have traveled a lot, all over the world. Not exactly foodies in that they don't tend to go to trendy restaurants, but certainly love good food. Budget is around $200, unless you tell me its not possible to get a good dinner for that. Does not have to include alcohol. In sf proper, but again if you have a recommendation for outside the bay area and a little more money, that will work too. My preference would be somewhere small and romantic.

          1. re: Saranam

            gary danko

            would be pretty standard picks for a very nice, romantic dinner. new american and italian, respectively.

            jai yun

            are tiny, expensive and kinda weird authentic japanese and chinese restaurants, respectively.

            i have a hard time telling the difference between stuffy and romantic.

        1. Commis (in Oakland). $200 will get you food+wine pairing for 2 and it will feel like a special meal.

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