Creative tasting menu or a la carte menu for special birthday lunch?
All, I'm trying to find a place for a Friday lunch to take my 85 year old aunt, somewhere in SF or the East Bay (so The French Laundry is out, even if I could get in). She loves very creative plating and doesn't get to experience it often, so I want to make this special. However, places like Benu, Saison, Coi, Commis only do dinner.
Any place you can think of that would get me closest to what I'm looking for? Or is dinner the only option? Thanks so much!
I haven't been to Luce in a while, but last time I did dinner, they did more modern creative dishes. I think Campton Place and Spruce will be more traditional. Baume does a nice lunch in Palo alto and would probably be the most unique.
Seems like you're looking for something a little higher end? Slightly less formal places with lunch: Prospect, RN74, Trou Normand, and Coqueta (caveat: I've only done dinner at these places)