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Another Anjou Rave

Wendy-san | May 23, 2004 11:50 AM

Just searched Chowhound to find this original post from CeeVee linked below. Yes, Anjou is a delightful place. We walked in at opening time (6:00) last night without a reservation and were seated at a nice table for four (though there was just the two of us) that needed to be free by 7:00. That was no problem since we were off to the Bill Charlap concert by then.

Anyway, the food was indeed quite good, the waiters and cooks all French, and the atmosphere quiet and dignified, yet not at all stuffy. Not bistro fare, but typical French cooking you'd find in France. I had carrot and ginger soup to start (in a cute cup and saucer) and the quail for my entree, which was stuffed with cranberries. It was small but also included was a delicious sausage, green beans, and poached apples (first I thought they were potatoes). My husband had the shredded celery root salad (looked like fettucine) and veal medallions. We each had a glass of wine, and for dessert shared a perfect, just slightly sweet raspberry tart. Bill was $100 including tax and tip. The small portions are deceptive -- you will be satisifed because of the variety of small offerings and the exquisite blending of flavors. And the bread was divine as well and constantly being replenished.

Anjou is around the corner from the Campton Place Hotel and Restaurant, down an alleyway. The restaurant website is at: www.anjou-sf.com. I'd tried to come for lunch a couple of years ago but couldn't get in without a reservation, and I'm sure that's the usual case for dinner. It was just our lucky night that we could walk in.

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