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cj530 Jan 5, 2013 06:18 PM

Visiting Sf in the coming weeks for business. ..would like to mix in a few good dinners. Highlights from last a trip 4 years ago- - COI, rue st. jaques, ritz-carlon, millennium, chez panisse. NOT on an expense account this time, so definitely substance /taste reigns over style! Looking especially for farm-to table or Über interesting SF experiences ( without preciousness/ pretense, if possible). Wine selection more important that froufrou cocktails. Thank you in advance!

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  1. steve h. Jan 5, 2013 06:39 PM

    SPQR has good food, good wines. Won't break the bank.

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      absc Jan 5, 2013 06:51 PM

      For wine, I'd look at St. Vincent, Heirloom and the new Et Al. I also adore Bar Tartine, though others here may disagree.

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        cj530 Jan 5, 2013 07:03 PM

        thank you steve h., should have mentioned i'm GF, otherwise SPQR would be right on the money. absc - will so be trying St. Vincent, looks perfect! and depending on companions, so does Et Al. ; ) ! many thanks!

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          CarrieWas218 Jan 5, 2013 11:08 PM

          Ummmm... what is "GF?"

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            grayelf Jan 6, 2013 12:10 AM

            Gluten free.

      2. Robert Lauriston Jan 6, 2013 12:54 PM

        My favorite wine selections are at AQ, St. Vincent, and Et Al.

        Also A Cote and Punchdown in Oakland if you don't mind a BART ride.

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