SF Reservations made... now what to eat?!
My husband and I (from Philadelphia) are celebrating our 10th anniversary with a trip to SF next week. Over the last several months I have crafted a set of dinner reservations, based primarily on what I read when scouring this board - and I would like to go into each restaurant with some idea of what dishes are "not to miss." Any advice on menu items or cocktails - or general words of wisdom - are greatly appreciated!! We like everything.
Tuesday dinner: we arrive late, thinking we'll do dinner near hotel on Union Square - I didn't make reservations because I'm not sure exactly what time we'll get in - I was thinking maybe Colibri Mexican Bistro? (Just looking for something fun and easy where reservations aren't necessary)
Wednesday dinner: Aziza
Thursday dinner: State Bird Provisions
(lunch at Ferry Bldg Roli Roti?)
Friday dinner: AQ
(possibly Sushi Aka Tombo for lunch?)
Saturday dinner (now staying in Sausalito): Pizzeria Rossetti
(possibly a crab roll at Fish for lunch?)
Sunday dinner: Copita
(possibly brunch at Le Garage?)
Monday dinner (now staying on Rt 140 near Yosemite): Savourys? Not sure about this one, might just play it by ear
Tuesday dinner (back in SF): Nopa
Thanks for any input, we are very excited for our visit!
At Statebird: Garlic bread with burrata, duck liver mousse, State Bird, any of the raw fish items and oh so many more. Pace yourself.
At Nopa, the pork chop or what I think is the best upscale burger in SF.
I'm in the minority, but I would have a better time sitting at the sushi bar at aka tombo and ordering omakase than I would at AQ. For me, AQ has a couple things they do brilliantly. Anything with a sunflower seed. :-) But the vibe is too hipster for me, the mains are not nearly as good as the apps, and I come away feeling like I've spent more than they deserve. But I"m like the only person that feels that way. In contrast, Aka Tombo is a fun, easy going, tasty consistent meal that is well priced. One more caveat, though, I've only eaten at Aka Tombo once, and it was early so I had the chef to myself. Not sure whether it's the same on a Friday night at prime time...
Lobster, honeydew, creme fraiche, fresh cilantro bud oil
Guinea hen dumpling, aromatic broth
Pancakes, sauerkraut, ricotta, pecorino, sauerkraut salt
Rabbit croquette, Fontina, pimentón aoili
Balsamic figs, fonduta