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Oct 1, 2012 04:41 PM

In from NY looking for Molecular Gastro food

Budget doesn't matter, but I am looking for a really cool molecular place in the city next Tuesday. Any recommendations?

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    1. re: goldangl95

      That's the main modernist place in this area. That style hasn't caught on too big here.

      1. re: goldangl95

        Second Atelier Crenn.

        The biggies that are using Molecular are Benu, Manresa, Coi and Crenn. Of the four, Crenn is consistently my favorite.

      2. Atelier Creen would be my favorite. Benu also does some. Most versions here mix the local ingredients simple prep with modernist technique. Commonwealth and AQ also do dish with MG technique.

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        1. re: tjinsf

          AQ uses the occasional modernist trick but they're pretty subtle about it.

        2. Commis in Oakland is pretty good too - not WD-50 style modernist - but with that sort of twist. The food is definitely worth the trip across the bay.

          1. Has anyone been to Baume recently? I went years ago and wonder if there's any recent update from a chowhound user?

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            1. re: sparkerly

              I was at Baume last month and I think it is worth the trek from SF to Palo Alto over Atelier Crenn. I liked Atelier Crenn, but my first time there I left hungry and was lucky to find a late nite sushi place to fill me up. I like Atelier Crenn, but I am not bowled over by it.

            2. Agree with all the others about Crenn. It's fun and relaxing with sometimes crazy food. Desserts are to die for.