Barb and I are headed back to SF in a few weeks. Our last couple of forays into the city have been planned around things other than food, with meals being catch-as-catch-can. We haven't gone hungry, but it has limited our options.
So this time we're going to get reservations for Friday's dinner well ahead of time and schedule backwards from there. We're going to be at the DeYoung in the afternoon, and there are three places nearby that have been on the radar for a while - Aziza, Chapeau!, and The Richmond.
Aziza gets a ton of Chowhound love, and my first inclination is just to go there. But Barb likes the sound of the dishes at Chapeau!, and she's got that old-fashioned tendency to equate French food and special occasions. Then there's The Richmond - lots of positive attention, especially in the bang-for-the-buck department (which is definitely a consideration at this point in the economic cycle), and it's an easy walk from the museum.
So I figured I'd ask my fellow 'hounds which of those three restaurants you would choose, and why. I know it's like asking whether we should eat apples or oranges, but any input (including alternate suggestions) is welcome.
FWIW the current plan is to ditch the car in El Cerrito and ride public transportation, so parking isn't an issue but bus routes are.
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