First, want to thank this entire board for having such a helpful list of posts, and for being so frequently updated. My wife and I are flying to SF from Manhattan tomorrow. First time in the Bay Area, first vacation since our honeymoon in March. We love all kinds of cuisine.
Here is our itinerary as it stands now:
Tomorrow (Saturday): Arrive at 10 am, head to Hotel Drisco and then hit the Ferry Building Marketplace. Get lunch there, walk around the city (coit tower, fisherman's wharf, ghiradellia sq, etc).
Dinner - the early flight and touristy day has me thinking somewhere near the hotel. thinking Marina area - Mamacita or Zushi Puzzle perhaps, both cuisines we like. Not commited though.
Sunday - our hotel includes breakfast. Eat there early, hit Golden Gate Park for a few hours
Lunch - Head to Zuni Cafe after the park. oysters, burger, bloody's all look great.
Dinner - something light and informal in an area fun to walk around. Maybe some Mission roaming. La Taqueria?
Monday - Breakfast, bike over Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, out to Tiburon and take the ferry back, grabbing a light lunch as we ride. Any specific deli's, grocer's people know along that way?
Dinner - currently have an 8:30 at Dosa on Fillmore (love Indian food), thinking it would be nice to walk around that area at night. Hitting a bar/pub with good craft beers & cocktails afterward would be great. Magnolia Pub maybe? Would starting with dinner at Aziza and then heading to Fillmore work logistically? walk/transit? (see 3 mile walk/ and/or ~24 min via transit. we love walking, being NYers, but is that a good walk?)
Tuesday - wake up and drive to Napa. Staying in Yountville. Have 11 am tasting at Failla. then lunch at the bar at Bouchon Bistro. Thinking downtime would be good for now. Busy days following. Any places to taste wine that are good in walking distance of Bouchon? How is Hope and Grace?
Dinner - 8:30 at Redd.
Wednesday - Drive to Healdsburg. renting bikes and riding around to a few vineyards.
Lunch - pickup on our way. Preference between Oakville Grocery, Jimtown store, Dry Creek General Store? other? This also applies for tomorrow's lunch.
Dinner - Barndiva has a "Wednesday's at the barn" family style that sounds intriguing, and my wife loves the decor. feedback on that meal?
Thursday - similar, ride around during day, pick up a picnic lunch.
Dinner - 8:30 at Cyrus.
Friday - drive back, hit something on drive. Fremont diner? maybe if we pass an In and Out burger? nothing too time consuming. want to hit Stinson beach/Muir Woods before taking the Golden Gate back into SF. Staying near Union Square at Galleria Park.
Dinner - 8 pm at Perbacco, have an 11 pm drink res at Bourbon and Branch.
Saturday - we have a 10 pm flight. would hitting Berkley via the BART in the morning/lunch be a good idea? too much time? Also, have we left out any parts of SF?? Swan Oyster Depot have a crazy line? Mama's for brunch? Yang Sing for dim sum since its close to hotel?
early dinner - if we do this, thinking near the hotel. Fish and Farm is possible. Waterbar for $1 oysters / outside seating?
Thanks in advance for any input, and if anyone needs NY rec's, I shall be more than happy to return any favor!
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Fish and Farm
339 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
124 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Dosa on Fillmore
1700 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599