Michael Mina or Boulevard for team lunch? [San Francisco]
Looking to go to SF for team lunch of 9 people...right now trying to decide between Michael Mina or Boulevard.
Any recommendations either way, or suggestions on other places to go to? A lot of other "fancy" places are unfortunately only open for dinner.
My last visit to Boulevard was about 6 months ago, we grabbed 2 seats at the bar area. It was stellar -- both food and service.
Haven't been to MM in a long time to compare.
One Market is also highly recommended.
Not fancy but I certainly wouldn't mind going on someone else's dime...Yank Sing. With 9 people, great opportunity to try many different items.
There's also Hakkasan.
Virtually every restaurant in the Financial District/Union Square area is open for lunch, at least on weekdays.
I'm not a Michael Mina fan any longer, so I'd pick anywhere BUT one of his restaurants. That's just me, YMMV. We need to get back to Boulevard; a meal there and at Prospect just after Ravi Kapur left were both so awful, we didn't want to ever return to either one. But I know recent reports have been more encouraging.
I would pick either Perbacco/Barbacco (both excellent, but different style), or Bluestem Brasserie. Both stylish, good service, excellent food, fun places.