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LA to SF, 3 best dinners help

xoxohh Jan 14, 2013 03:31 PM

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. CarrieWas218 RE: xoxohh Jan 14, 2013 04:26 PM

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

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      xoxohh RE: CarrieWas218 Jan 15, 2013 10:46 AM

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

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        CarrieWas218 RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 11:11 AM

        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. walkoffdinner RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 11:06 AM

      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. walkoffdinner RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 11:19 AM

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

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          goldangl95 RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 11:28 AM

          Italian inspired of some sort:

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

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            JonDough RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 11:36 AM

            AQ, St. Vincent, Rich Table or Benu.

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              pauliface RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 12:26 PM

              These 3 would go well together:

              Atelier Crenn
              La Ciccia
              La Folie

              1. Robert Lauriston RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 12:30 PM

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

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                  xoxohh RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 16, 2013 05:07 PM

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

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                  KeepTreySober RE: xoxohh Jan 15, 2013 12:56 PM

                  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.

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