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Gravity and Dinner! [San Francisco]

walkoffdinner Oct 14, 2013 09:33 AM

For our 18th Anniversary celebration, my husband and I are sharing in the planning. He chose the movie: Gravity at an IMAX theatre. And I get to choose the SF dining establishment on a separate night. I love fine dining but feel Atelier Crenn (have not been there) might be too hushed and fussy since we may be walking extensively in the afternoon--although we will bring a nicer change of clothes.

Open to anywhere in the city, but the criteria is very good food but not too "out there". Think American/french/italian but not too pedestrian. Gary Danko? Perbacco? Nopa? I love Absinthe ( but have only eaten at the bar), Bix (but have been many times) Zuni etc. Any great newer places you might recommend ?

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    goldangl95 Oct 14, 2013 10:47 AM

    Quince. It is more hushed than say the clanging atmosphere at most SF restaurants -but of the high-dining restaurants I'd say it's the most relaxed in terms of noise level and attitude of servers (in a good way!). It has a formal enough atmosphere that you can dress up in suits and cocktail dresses, but you could also wear jeans and a fancy blazer and be OK.

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      Dustin_E Oct 14, 2013 10:53 AM

      quince is good.

      you might also try keiko's a nob hill.

      but i wouldn't say either of these places are less hushed and fussy than atelier crenn.

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      Dustin_E Oct 14, 2013 10:12 AM

      you might consider the bar at gary danko. you can order a la carte or share a single tasting menu, and the dress code is more relaxed, but it is still full of people celebrating special occasions.

      1. Robert Lauriston Oct 14, 2013 10:01 AM

        AQ
        Bar Jules
        Cotogna
        Incanto
        La Ciccia
        Perbacco
        St. Vincent

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