(Closed) san francisco help

posted 9 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

depending on your budget, french laundry or bouchon in napa.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i really like the Greystone in Napa.  It’ll still probably run around $150 for two incl. wine depending on what you order, but  cheaper and easier reservations than French Laundry.  One Market is great in SF, I htink it has a Michelin Star.  Depending on your tastes, there are many great restaurants in the Mission.  I also recommend stopping by Dolores Park for an incredible view of the City and a more authentic experience of SF culture.  Skip the Top of the Mark and head to the View Lounge in the Marriott instead.  Way less touristy, much better drinks and food, and stunning view.

Post # 5
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Newbee

Slanted Door in the Ferry Building is a great Asian fusion restaurant/lounge in SF, especially if you request a window table – you get fabulous views of the bridge!

Burma Superstar on Clement St, great casual spot and great food!! Always a huge wait for dinner, so call in advance to put your name on the list.

If you like sushi, go for Sushi Bistro in the city which is fantastic and has very creative rolls. I also recommend Sushi Ran in Sausalito, which is just over the Golden Gate Bridge from SF. Excellent menu with a hip, high-end atmosphere.

Linda

Post # 6
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Newbee

I lived in San Francisco for many years and there are so many great places! In Napa French Laundry in great.

In San Francisco you can head to Russian Hill/Pac Heights area and go to La Folie. An excellent French restaurant. It’s off Polk Street. If you are looking for good seafood, Pesce is a good little place or Yabbie’s also on Polk Street. You are then a close walk to Union Street and can enjoy some good bars. Perry’s in a fun bar/restaurant but I am bias because I met my fiance there. Always a good place to start the night. 

Looking for a local Steak house that’s yummy head over to the Marina and try Izzy’s Steak and Chops….quaint place and good. This is off Steiner Street. There is a great, fun sushi place next door, Ace Wasabi.  And Nectar Wine Bar is right across the street.

Other neighborhoods you might want to check out for good food and atmosphere is the Mission – to name a few:
Levende Lounge
Foreign Cinema -cool vibe
Luna Park – Italian
SupperClub in SOMA – different dining experience.

Have fun!

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would recommend Boulevard as a special place for dinner.  I also second Slanted Door and Foreign Cinema.  You should be able to book at least a couple of those on opentable.com.  Have fun!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Probably need to know a bit more about what you like and what you are comfortable spending to give the right recommendations 🙂

For dim sum in SF, we love Yank Sing.
The Mission district – the funky side of S.F. You will find bars, restaurants, and offbeat shops (CalJax gave a great restaurant list!)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For San Francisco…

I second the recommendation for dim sum at Yank Sing!!  I really love Rue Lepic for French food on Nob Hill.  It’s also just a block away from Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral–stunning view!!  I think Bix is a great restaurant for dinner, they gave a beautiful mahagony bar and depending on what night you go, live jazz music.  http://www.yelp.com is a great tool for reviews on San Francisco establishments.  I’m not sure when you will be visiting but if you’re visiting during the fall the San Francisco Opera performs and during the winter the San Francisco Ballet perfoms.  And of course, don’t forget to visit the Academy of Science!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

In SF for fine dining, I like

Jardiniere (my brother used to chef there)

Boulevard ( I think it was mentioned previously)

Masa (really amazing French food)

Zadin (Vietnamese fusion cuisine, owned by my friend’s cousin! We had my bachelorette dinner here. )

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

MMM I love Slanted Door!! Yummy!!

Also- Gary Danko, First Crush, Sears for little pancakes (not fancy though!), Scala’s Bistro (yum!!, Trattoria Contadina, Nob Hill Cafe, Rue Saint Jocque!

Have fun!

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love Sear’s Fine Foods as well!!  In addition to the little pancakes their eggs benedict is fantastic!  The dinner here is not bad as well, you can make reservations on open table.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I heart The Slanted Door… definitely make reso’s in advance. Check out the Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant (request a window seat for the amazing beach/water view). Book a Bed and Breakfast (or go visit) Monterey, Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-sea. Have fun and happy honeymooning 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m not a fan of the slanted door, i’ve only been there once, and my friend picked up the tab when I was there, but it just seemed like really expensive vietnese food that you can get else where for 1/2 the price.

i like thong long (not sure if i spelled it correctly) but it’s out in sunset so probably not the best location but awesome crab and garlic noodles 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I also second Gary Danko.  My friend used to work there and raved about the food…he said that the chef is better than the celebrity chefs you see on Top Chef. 

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