One L.A. foodie and two Nor Cal foodies meet up for our annual S.F. girls' weekend, and we love to make the most of our dining dollars in S.F., while still experiencing exquisite chow. We're staying in Embarcadero and will mostly be walking, though we could cab it.
We're looking for some cheaper options, by that I mean no Boulevard, Gary Danko, or basically anything over about $60/person. This group tends to go for shellfish (mussels, clams) in a big way. Also, they're very into French or nouveau. A great dessert menu is a plus.
We have 2 dinners and 3 lunches over the weekend; one lunch will definitely be dim sum, and while we love Yank Sing, would be up for somewhere new.
A little background: We've already done Slanted Door and while the food was a hit, and the Shaking Beef stays with me, I can't shake the image of waiting 45 minutes even with a reservation, so we'd like lesser-known gems. Rose Pistola and another Italian we tried last time (Fillmore, can't recall the name) - not such hits. Plouf was fun last trip.
My thoughts for this trip include Fringale, which I haven't tried, and Delfina.