San Francisco and the Bay Area
Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:43 AM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:29 AM
I love Ton Kiang, but based on local recommendations I'm thinking of switching it up to Yank Sing. I guess if it's not up to par, I'll be doing both.
I hit Incanto on my last trip, and I'd give it somewhere around a B as well. I loved their pastas...but I wasn't thrilled with anything else. Weirdly enough, when I ate there, service was really inefficient and spotty. Maybe they're overcompensating.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:55 AM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 12:11 PM
If you go, the pot roast is perfect- literally melts in your mouth. For dessert, make sure to have the Bannana Bread Pudding- it's like Banannas Foster with cake. Very well executed, and plenty for two. We also had a Mediterranean plate for an appetizer- excellent hummus and feta. Nice way to start out.
Give it a try... you won't be disappointed.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:28 PM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:58 PM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 09:17 PM
Dinner at Terra, Hiro Sone's restaurant. Please go if you ever get the chance. Hiro had eaten at the last restaurant my husband had worked at and he kept sending extra plates. It was insanely good. He does fusion the right way, the only way.
Dinner at Lark Creek Inn, which was unfortunately spoiled a little by the fact that I had had to much to drink the previous two days. My hubby had worked for Bradley so we tried to refuse extra plates, but it didn't work. Had a sea bass dish that was unstoppable.
Lunch at Lucy's Back Street Kitchen. I'm not usually wowed by lunch anywhere, but the wild mushroom tamales and the quail dish we had was knock your socks off good.
i so can't wait to go back and do more eating and drinking.
Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:57 AM
Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:30 AM
Not sure about Danko. Manresa in Los Gatos is next week - usually.
The first time I went to French Laundry, it had just opened. I was staying at a hotel in Palo Alto for a few days. I found a restaurant in PA that I enjoyed. I said to the propretor that - as much as I enjoyed his restaurant - I didn't want to eat every meal there so I would appreciate a recommendation for someplace else. He answered that there was this new place called French Laundry that might be worth a try. As I recall, I called on a Wednesday for a Thursday reservation.
Posted 06 August 2006 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:18 PM
Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:19 PM
That's a pretty unsurprising list. Too bad about A16 not even getting 1 star. I had some really incredible food there my last trip, including some world-class pizza.
I have also enjoyed A16 myself. I'm surprised Jardiniere didn't make the list.
Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:07 AM
We had an invite last summer from a business associate for Aqua but chose Farallon instead. Loved the ambiance there in the main pool room and the seafood was amazing! So many excellent choices for outstanding meals in this area.
Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:55 PM