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20th Wedding anniversary help

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weaverke Jan 17, 2013 08:25 AM

I'm surprising my wife with a trip in May (2 days in SF and 2+ days in Napa) for our 20th wedding anniversary. I'd like to have a very nice dinner with wine in SF but not spend 3 hours at a table. We are staying near Union Square. We'll be hitting Chinatown for lunch so I'd love to do something different for dinner (French, Italian, etc.). Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: weaverke Jan 17, 2013 08:28 AM

    Acquerello, AQ

    1. CarrieWas218 RE: weaverke Jan 17, 2013 10:04 AM

      Napa:
      Redd
      Terra
      Bistro Jeanty (French!)
      Goose & Gander

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        weaverke RE: CarrieWas218 Jan 17, 2013 10:36 AM

        thank you! Those are on the Napa list along with Bouchon, Auberge de Soleil, Bottega, and BDG

        On my SF list are: Four&Water, Cotogna, Baker&Banker, Fleur de Lys (or am I asking too much here for a meal under 3 hrs??). Also thinking of lunch at Tadich Grill for the experience.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: weaverke Jan 17, 2013 10:47 AM

          You might want to read recent reports here on Fleur de Lys.

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            weaverke RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 17, 2013 10:57 AM

            thanks I will.

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            CarrieWas218 RE: weaverke Jan 17, 2013 11:54 AM

            I find Bottega just too heavy for me. Auberge will be expensive and LONG, but definitely go there for a glass of bubbly and maybe an appetizer.

            Bistro Don Giovanni is my favorite Italian restaurant in the valley.

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