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NYC to SF - Must trys?

MaggieM2315 | | Mar 23, 2010 06:05 AM

My husband and I are traveling to SF for a long weekend from Manhattan. Since our time is limited, we are looking for the best SF spots to hit for our meals. We are both adventurous eaters who appreciate unique culinary experiences. I have not been to SF since I was very young so I'd like to visit restaurants that are in interesting parts of the city as well.
What we are looking for:

1. Lunch/Brunch - We will spend one day exploring the city and are looking for a lunch spot in a neighborhood/area worth seeing. I have read a lot about the Pork Store Cafe on Haight St. Is that worth going to? Any other areas in the city that are must see w/ a great lunch spot?
2. Dinner - One night, we'd like to go to more of a fine dining restaurant. I was looking into Aqua, Fleur de Lys and Perbacco as options. I also keep coming back to Boulevard reading that is is a San Fran classic with excellent food and a good atmosphere. Which of those is the best and am I missing anything?
3. Lunch - We are traveling to wine country for a day and will stop in Yountville. Are the Thomas Keller restaurants the best bet out there?
4. Dinner - For our second dinner in SF, we want something unique to the city with more of a casual feel and maybe a different type of cuisine. I am very stumped on this one because there are so many restaurants. I was looking at the Mission district as it seems to have a lot of small cafes and a variety of ethnic cuisine but I am not sure what is the best. I was also thinking A16 may be a good option but coming from NYC, I am not dying for pizza/italian.

Please send your suggestions!

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Pork Store Cafe
1451 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117