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Best Tasting Menu Around $100?

chefrath Jul 10, 2012 11:47 PM

Hey, I'm wanting to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday in a few weeks with a tasting menu at a good restaurant. Where should I go for the best tasting menu that is around $100 per person? I've checked out Commonwealth and Central Kitchen, but are those the best or is there better? Thanks so much in advance!

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    tjinsf RE: chefrath Jul 11, 2012 04:43 PM

    I preferred Central Kitchen's tasting menu to Commonwealth. I find Commonwealth to have too many inconsistencies and not all dishes seem fully developed. Central Kitchen's tasting menu was good but not as memorable as La Folie's 110 chef's spring tasting menu which I would suggest if you would consider French food as well.

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      JonDough RE: chefrath Jul 12, 2012 02:11 PM

      Commis in Oakland. Tasting menu $75 with wine pairing +$45. I believe it is a great deal for what kind of food you get.

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        kungful RE: JonDough Jul 12, 2012 05:23 PM

        I wholeheartedly second Commis.
        i've been there three times and really enjoyed each time. The value is great. While you might get better food at a few restaurants in the bay area, I don't think you'll find more "interesting" food (in a good way). Also, the wine pairing is great. Some unusuall and very well chosen wines (and hard cider at one meal).

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          Dustin_E RE: JonDough Jul 13, 2012 12:00 PM

          +1 commis.

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            rubadubgdub RE: JonDough Jul 13, 2012 12:11 PM

            Third on Commis. If you want to stay in SF, the Atelier Crenn $95 menu contains many wonders.

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