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I'm heading up to the Bay Area again in January. I am going to immerse myself my annual 7-day silent meditation retreat at Spirit Rock and want to have my ritual "nice" meal before I head up to San Rafael. My thoughts are leaning towards AQ or to dine at Commis again (I was there last month - November - and was really entranced by the whole experience). Feedback is appreciated Thanks.

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  1. Interesting question. Since you were there so recently, have you considered calling Commis and asking how similar the menu will be? I have to say I loved the spring and summer meals I had at AQ, but the reports of the Fall menu seem to be somewhat less glowing.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      Thanks for the info. I had a similar experience with my two trips to Manresa this year - June, which was magnificent, and November, which was underwhelming. There were some differences in service, but I wonder if the seasonality of the menus and my own seasonal preferences were the main variables in my perceptions and experiences.