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LA to SF, 3 best dinners help

I know I could spend time here looking through all the treads, but I'd hope some of you wouldn't mind chiming in for me. Looking for 3 great dinners. No budget in mind, just great food. Any type and style. Staying at the Campton Place, but don't mind taking a cab, if need be. Thanks

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  1. 1. Atelier Crenn
    2. Atelier Crenn
    3. Atelier Crenn

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    1. re: CarrieWas218

      LOL...I am sure I will go "one" of my nights. Anyone else have suggestions?

      1. re: xoxohh

        You are asking a really broad question. It is better if you search the board a little bit, have some ideas of what looks good to you, and then ask for feedback.

        Stating up front that you "could look through some threads," but won't will almost automatically mean no one is going to do the work for you.

    2. Well, I just experienced Absinthe in Hayes Valley for the first time---they are celebrating their 15th year! I found it incredibly warm and comfortable where you could easily while away several hours. It's a brasserie and we had just come from the beach so we were content to order at the bar--excellent martini, great inexpensive glasses of red, super french onion soup and burger. I think you have a much classier experience in their dining room but loved the bar area too! It's just around the corner from Civic Center and is open from lunch through dinner and beyond.

      1. BTW Campton Place is tremendous (though haven't been in years) both in food and budget!!

        1. Italian inspired of some sort:

          Mid-Range: Cotogna, Locanda, Flour + Water or Incanto
          A little more formal: Quince or Perbacco

          1. AQ, St. Vincent, Rich Table or Benu.

            1. These 3 would go well together:

              Atelier Crenn
              La Ciccia
              La Folie

              1. AQ, Bar Tartine, Incanto, La Ciccia, Lers Ros, Perbacco, St. Vincent

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                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Some good ideas here. Thanks. Anyone else have more?

                2. If you will be here the 18th or the 21, get your tickets to Lazy Bear NOW before they sell out (http://www.lazybearsf.com/blog/) This is the first time they have ever done a first come first serve with their tickets. If not, Atelier Crenn, Benu, and State Bird (if you can get in). If you cant get into State Bird, then Locanda, Sons and Daughters, and Baker and Banker are all great. Commonwealth is fun, and I personally like Central Kitchen, although I live 10 doors down from it so that helps. If you are in the mood for sushi then visit Saru in Noe Valley and get the Omakase.