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My fiance and I are planning on honeymooning in SF for a week next June. We’ve both been there more than once and done the typical touristy stuff (pier 39, golden gate, etc.) For this trip, we are more interested on relaxing and eating good food! Please give me some awesome recommendations of your favorite restaurants (along with some info about the type of food they serve and the pricepoint).
Thanks so much bees!
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I could really use some suggestions, girls!
Post # 5
Sociale on Sacramento St. (wine country cuisine)
E’ Angelo (great Italian on Chestnut. Cheap)
Nick’s Crispy Tacos (Cheap)
Coi (awesome, expensive)
Chez Panisse (Alice Waters over in Berkeley pricey)
Zuny Cafe (pricey) great atmosphere
Matrx Fillmore (for a drink)
My FI knows more. I’ll ask him to add some. Is there a type of cuisine that you are looking for in particular? Then I will tell you the best.
Post # 6
Thanks sooo much for the recommendations!!
We love Italian, so thanks so much for the E’Angelo tip. We also would love a good Chinese and BBQ place.
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We ate at Michael Mina a few years back for an anniversary. It was probably the most expensive meal we’ve ever eaten, but it was also delicious! My favorite thing was the lobster pot pie!
I’ve gotten recommendations for Farallon, which is a seafood restaurant that is decorated really cool. And someday, I’d love to go to Gary Danko, though I’ve heard it’s probably even more expensive than Michael Mina!
Ummm… I’ve heard the best pizza is Little Star or Blondie’s, and I hear Pizza Orgasmica is a pretty fun place as well, all of which I’ve yet to try! While it’s kind of a chain, I love Rainforest Cafe. Marcello’s Pizza in the Castro was great too!
A place I’ve been wanting to try is Opague, where you dine in pitch black.. You kind of have to rely on your senses, which could be a really cool experience.
Anyway, we don’t get to dine in the city too often, especially now since we’re saving for a wedding, but when we do plan meals for SF, we head over to Yelp. I highly recommend you check it out, because more than likely, you’ll find places that locals love!
Good luck, have fun, and if you venture out of SF, especially to the South Bay, I could give you a ton more recommendations!
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yelp.com, that is! Sorry, it’s late…
Post # 9
Nopa – my fav place in the city ($100 for 2)
Range / Spork — good trendy places in the Mission
Farina — one of the docs that my fiance works with is Italian, and this is his go to place
The Slanted Door – pretty famous restaurant on the water at the Embarcadero
Pete’s Bbq — a bbq institution…
Dosa – Fun, trendy “Indian” (more like fusion place) on Fillmore in a beautiful beautiful building
PM me if you have more questions about the city! 🙂
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omg, sorry just realized that this is way late
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thanks so much for the recommendations girls! I will definitely check out yelp.com. We would definitely be willing to venture out into the bay.
@soontobemrskeho – why is this way late?
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm
EOS in cole valley & TownHall in SOMA, both favorites of mine. You could also hit up a wine bar. One that just opened up in the city is the Press Club on Market St. We go there sometimes, and I highly recommend it.
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@mandalynn17 – i bet they saw your date and read it as June 19, 2009. So they probably though your wedding – and therefore honeymoon – already happened.
Post # 14
thanks for the recommendations Sunbeam! I should probably mention that neither FI or I drink. 🙂
@cfitz621 – Oh, yeah, I guess if they read it wrong then I would have already been married!
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anything in chinatown is aways great for dimsum 🙂 my favorite boba (tapioca bubble) tea place is Ten Ren’s or Ray’s in Chinatown.
i read about a creme brulee cart that i’ve been wanting to try: http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/05/creme-brulee-cart-man-san-francisco-bay-area-dolores-park-ca.html
and after you find the creme brulee cart in the mission district, there are tons of sweet eats you can hit up: http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/05/creme-brulee-cart-man-san-francisco-bay-area-dolores-park-ca.html (i esp recommend tartine!)
now for some savery eats:
Stinky Rose (if you love garlic!) i think its in the $$ price range.
InNOut bugger is always a must! first thing i crave when i get off the plane! def a cheap eat!
Ferry Buildling, great san franciscian food! http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/
also, here’s a list of 100 things to try in SF before you die : http://7×7.com/content/eat-drink/big-eat-sf-100-things-try-you-die
hope this helps! 😉
Post # 16
I second the Stinky Rose!
Since you said you’d be willing to venture out a bit, I gotta recommend my two favorite restaurants in the South Bay!
The first one is La Fondue in Saratoga. It’s probably about 45ish minutes from the city, but the only word I can use to describe the place is orgasmic. It’s pretty expensive, but well worth it. If you haven’t guessed from the title, it’s a fondue place! They have delicious cheese fondue and dessert fondue, and for the main course you cook your food yourself. They let you choose from four or five different methods, then they give you tons of different dipping sauces and it’s just a delicious and super fun date!
My other favorite restaurant is Cascal in Mountain View. Mountain View is probably 35ish minutes from the city. Cascal is a tapas place. In case you’ve never heard of them, tapas are Spanish small plates (kind of like appetizers), and you just order a bunch of different tapas to eat. Cascal could either be cheap or expensive depending on what and how much you order. SO GOOD though!
Both La Fondue and Cascal are really fun date spots in my opinion. My fiance and I have had a lot of fun at both places and I’d say they’re definitely worth the drive out of the city for. Also, both are located in the downtown regions of the cities they’re located in, so before or after you eat, you can walk up and down the street (Saratoga and Mountain View both have small downtown areas, so they’re really only one street!) to check out all the little shops. The areas both have pretty cool ambiances!