We are a mid-thirties couple from NYC, and will arrive at SFO at 11:15PM, next Friday. We will be staying near Embarcadero, and are leaving early Sunday morning. That means we have late Fri night (I figure we’ll be checked into our hotel, and then ready to eat (if all goes well) at around 12:30am, and all day Saturday to chow our way around SF! In the past we have tried TFL, the Globe, Gary Danko, Quince, Yank Sing, Slanted Door, Hog Island Oysters, and XOX Chocolates and enjoyed them all – to varying degrees. We’d like more of the same, but this time our top priority is to get some Dungeness Crab on Saturday. Here is what I am thinking:
Friday night – depending on how late it is, Nopa, the Globe, or Yuet Li. Any other suggestions for some places that will be open late, and have good food?
Saturday 8AM – FBFM for shopping/grazing
Saturday around 11AM – Head down to fisherman’s wharf for some dungeness crab?? Should we go to a specific restaurant there? (Or should we avoid the wharf altogether and go to some place like Tadich Grill or Swan Oyster Depot? -- In which case, should I just go to Swan Oyster Depot on Saturday AM at 8am to avoid the line, and then do FBFM at 11AM? What I’m looking for is just plain dungeness crab to eat out of the shell, and lots of it! But if there’s something else that you all recommend, then I would love to hear about it!)
Saturday around 2:30PM – Chez Panisse café? I have never been to CP, and of course, am dying to go. But is the café for lunch worth it, or should I just wait until the next time when I can get a reservation at the restaurant for dinner? Alternatively, I was thinking of Zuni (but don’t know much about it), but welcome other suggestions.
Saturday evening: I was thinking La Folie or Boulevard. The La Folie menu looks good, but the pictures of the place look a little too sedate. Any other suggestions? Or maybe we should push the Chez Panisse café to Saturday evening instead? Sorry I’m so undecided – I just want to make the most of the short time we have out in SF!
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me – I love the SF area and am so excited to be going out there!