Splurge Meal - Saison, Coi or Restaurant at Meadowood
Going to SF for a few nights in September and am really having a hard time deciding where to splurge for a celebration dinner. We're venturing out to Napa for a few days so that's thrown Meadowood into the debate of Saison vs. Coi (missed out on French Laundry reservations). I've seen a few Coi vs. Saison vs. Benu vs. Crenn threads, but haven't seen much debate involving Meadowood.
Would I be better suited to splurge in SF at Saison or in Napa at The Restaurant at Meadowood?
Of the three I've only been to Saison and Coi.
And I would choose Saison every day of the week, 52 weeks of the year, and every year I'm kicking and alive.
honestly, i think it really just comes down to personal taste, as they all have a slightly different style.
I'd suggest looking at a bunch of blog posts / pictures of meals / dishes, and just deciding which one looks most appealing to you.
you can't really go all that wrong with any of them.
fwiw, i like the articles on these restaurants / topics on the gastromondiale and andyhayler blogs.
Meadowood. Saison is definitely as refined, eye opening, wow-ing,amazing etc. as,Meadowood food-wise, The whole setting of Meadowood is more memorable, as is the front of house staff/wine experience.
Of those three Meadowood. I've eaten more at Saison and Coi but Meadowood has always been a great experience every time I've been there, although it appear not everyone has had the same experience. In SF I would probably pick Creen or even Benu over Coi or Saison. I have had too many uneven experiences at Saison in terms of service and food that I don't recommend it anymore.