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Special occasion restaurant in Richmond or Sunset for tomorrow night? [San Francisco]

Discerning1 Oct 4, 2013 11:24 AM

Looking for a place with good food and a little more ambience than the neighborhood Asian places for a Saturday night birthday dinner. We're meeting someone who will be at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in the park, so we're looking at the Sunset or Richmond.

And not Aziza; I'm not a fan.

Thanks .

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    DavidT Oct 4, 2013 11:28 AM

    For Italian, try Bella Trattoria, 3rd & Geary.

    1. Robert Lauriston Oct 4, 2013 12:04 PM

      Khan Toke is much nicer than your average Asian place.

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        ML8000 Oct 4, 2013 12:30 PM

        Chapeau

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          Dustin_E Oct 4, 2013 01:09 PM

          han il kwan has great korean food. not sure if this is at all what you're looking for, but don't think i'd consider it a neighborhood asian place.

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            Dustin_E Oct 4, 2013 01:11 PM

            kappou gomi is also very good. more upscale.

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              Jeff Oct 4, 2013 01:44 PM

              Second the recommendation for Chapeau!, but it will be hard to get a table. Also recommend The Richmond, at 615 Balboa.

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                dunstable Oct 4, 2013 03:46 PM

                The Richmond is an okay choice in that it is quite a bit more posh inside than a typical Richmond Asian place, but the food is more or less average, in my opinion. A lot of standard New American cooking, done more or less competently, but not particularly memorable.

              2. Discerning1 Oct 5, 2013 01:34 PM

                Thanks, everyone. Chapeau! can squeeze us in late.

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                  Melanie Wong Oct 10, 2013 06:51 PM

                  How was it?

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