Restaurants We’ve Been To: San Francisco
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Here are some of the restaurants we've tried in San Francisco:

 

The Grove:  http://sf.eater.com/tags/the-grove  (good!)

First Crush:  http://www.firstcrush.com/ (good!)

Urban Tavern:  http://www.urbantavernsf.com/ (great food!)

Albona:  http://www.albonarestaurant.com/  (good!)(C: amazing rabbit dish. Wonderful blend of Italian and Swiss influence)

WaterBar:  http://www.waterbarsf.com/  (good! gorgeous location)

Cliff House:  http://www.cliffhouse.com/ (if you've been there recently, video on web site of the transformations since 1863 is a must!)

Ducca:  http://www.duccasf.com/ (good, but hotel food-- no need to go back)

Salt House:  http://salthousesf.com/flash/  (good!)

Greens Restaurant:  http://www.greensrestaurant.com/

Tartine:  http://www.tartinebakery.com/ (great pastries, not really a breakfast place)(C: amazing bread pudding; muesli was not good; long line moved quickly)

Auberge du Soleil: http://www.aubergedusoleil.com/ (wow!)(C: We recommend Auberge de Soleil for late brunch after a wonderful wine-tasting. Our brunches followed Nickel & Nickel and Far Niente. Mike ordered the duck hash twice–he said it was so good he didn’t think he ever wanted to put anything else in his mouth.)

Chez Panisse http://www.chezpanisse.com/reservations/ (in berkeley.  good, very tasty.  sat in cafe.)

Hon's Wun Tun House: http://www.yelp.com/biz/hons-wun-tun-house-san-francisco (good noodles!)

St. Germaine Creperie: http://www.creperiesaintgermain.com/ (Healthlicious Buckwheat Crepes!) 

Barbacco:  http://www.barbaccosf.com/  (good!)(C: truly excellent food; bustling atmosphere; great wine selection. We loved the pork stuffed olives!)

SPQR: http://www.spqrsf.com/  (good!  Rome-centric style italian-- interesting mix of flavors.)

Zero Zero: http://www.zerozerosf.com/ (good! best pizza west of the Rockies so far)

E&O Trading Company http://www.eosanfrancisco.com/ (cool atmosphere)

Wayfare Tavern http://www.wayfaretavern.com/ (excellent-- be sure to sit at the "chef's table" -- a high top counter over-looking the open kitchen)

Acquerello http://www.acquerello.com/ (one of the best meals in SF-- and some of the best service of my life)

Kuletos http://www.kuletos.com/ (was good.  interesting space, glad we did it, but no need to go back)

Fifth Floor http://www.fifthfloorrestaurant.com/ (tasty-- no need to go back)

John's Grill http://www.johnsgrill.com/ (interestng to base an entire retaurant on the fact that it was referenced in a book...-- no need to go back)

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3 Responses to Restaurants We’ve Been To: San Francisco

  1. Crystal says:

    Agreed with all comments! We recommend Auberge de Soleil for late brunch after a wonderful wine-tasting. Our brunches followed Nickel & Nickel and Far Niente. Mike ordered the duck hash twice–he said it was so good he didn’t think he ever wanted to put anything else in his mouth.

  2. Crystal says:

    Tartine–amazing bread pudding; muesli was not good; long line moved quickly.

    Albona–amazing rabbit dish. Wonderful blend of Italian and Swiss influence.

    Barbacco–truly excellent food; bustling atmosphere; great wine selection. We loved the pork stuffed olives!

  3. Crystal says:

    Must add: A16 (great ambiance, delicious rustic Italian), Betelnut (best place for Chinese and drinks served in bamboo), Butterfly (fantastic “Hawaiian” right on the waterfront), Cavallo Point (a truly special occasion place to be shared with friends, right over the Golden Gate Bridge), Elite Cafe (great creole and biscuits, even if a little gooey), Kokkari (great Mediterranean), One Market (fantastic wine list–drank Cimarossa for the first time ever here–and bustling place comfort food in Financial District), Perbacco (excellent pasta, but outshone by inventiveness of next-door neighbor Barbacco), Rosa Pistola (delicious bowls of fresh pasta), Sears Fine Food (great diner ambiance with a slot machine and mini pancakes), Slanted Door (fantastic Asian fusion right in the Ferry Building), Top of the Mark (hundreds of martinis and great views–totally retro and filled with jeans-clad tourists, but who minds?)

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