Gary's Restaurant Recommendations...

 

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” … Virginia Woolf

 

 

San Francisco

ASIAN

 

Slanted Door Vietnamese fusion - most popular restaurant in SF. In the Ferry Building on the waterfront at the base of Market Street. Divine. Make reservations asap, this can get booked up weeks in advance.

 

Sushi Ran – The #1 rated Bay Area Japanese restaurant. Aficionados swear that this is the best place for delicious sushi and creative cooked dishes. In Sausalito, just minutes from SF.

 

Burma Superstar – Very popular. Get there early to avoid one hour wait.

 

Mandalay – Recommended by the Michelin Guide and featured in SF Magazine, this unique Asian cuisine has held its outstanding reputation for quality service since 1984.

 

Yank Sing – Dim sum

 

Eliza’s – Slightly upscale Chinese

 

Manora’s - Thai

 

Ebisu – Japanese cuisine and sushi and its sister restaurant Hotei right across the street.

 

R&G Lounge

 

Oriental Pearl

 

Z&Y

 

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SEAFOOD


 

Farallon – Four star

 

Tadich Grill – Quintessential San Francisco restaurant for 160 years

 

Swan Oyster Depot – Get there early for lunch !

 

Woodhouse Seafood Company

 

Anchor & Hope


Waterbar

 

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ITALIAN

 

Pazzia

 

A16

Homemade Italian

 

Perbacco

 

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MEXICAN

 

Tommy’s Mexican – World famous margaritas that are a life altering experience.

“The epicenter of tequila in the U.S. “ Wall Street Journal
“The Ground Zero of the Tequila Revolution” CNN

http://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/barbites/article/Tommy-s-Mexican-Restaurant-S-F-
3510253.php

 

Nopalito

 

LaCumbre - Burritos

 

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FRENCH

 

Chapeau

 

Absinthe

 

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GREEK

 

Kokkari – upscale and delicious

 

Orexi-

 

 

 

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SPANISH

 

Bocadillos – tapas

 

Zarzuela – tapas

 

Piperade

 

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CALIFORNIA / MEDITERRANEAN

 

Boulevard – Four star American with a touch of France

 

Curbside Cafe

 

Zuni

 

Elite Café – some Cajun menu items

 

House of Prime Rib – Steakhouse

 

Buckeye Roadhouse – In Mill Valley in Marin County. Worth the trip.

 

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INDIAN

 

Indian Oven

 

Amber India

 

Dosa

 

August One Five

 

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PERUVIAN

 

Fresca – Peruvian - great menu.

 

Limon Rotisserie

 

La Mar

 

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BBQ

 

Memphis Minnie’s – Do you like the flavor of smoke?

 

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MOROCCAN

 

Mourad

 

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ICE CREAM

 

Bi-Rite – 2 locations. Salted caramel ice cream to die for.

550 Divisadero – shorter lines
3692 – 18th St. – longer lines

 

Wine Country: Sonoma

 

ITALIAN

 

Della Santinas

 

Depot Hotel

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FRENCH

 

The Girl and the Fig

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MEXICAN


El Molino Central

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CASUAL & QUICK

 

Sunflower Caffe, Sonoma Cheese Factory

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Napa Valley: Yountville

 

FRENCH

 

Bouchon

 

Bistro Jeanty

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ITALIAN

 

Bottega

 

Ottimo

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CALIFORNIA CUISINE

 

R+D Kitchen

Redd

 

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Napa

 

ITALIAN

 

Bistro Don Giovanni

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CALIFORNIA CUISINE

 

Celadon

 

Mustards Grill

 

Brix

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Saint Helena

 

ITALIAN

 

Tra Vigne

 

CALIFORNIA CUISINE

 

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

 

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Rutherford

 

CALIFORNIA CUISINE

 

Auberge du Soleil

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Gary Laufman