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Recs. for a great meal on short notice?

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Recs. for a great meal on short notice?

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banchory bolo | | Apr 4, 2007 09:12 PM

Help! My sister is in town for her birthday and I wanted to take her somewhere special on Saturday evening. Because of our schedule I need a reservation for 6 between 7 and 8. I had intended to take her to Aziza, Slanted Door, Range, or Kokkari, but I ... I ... I just plain forgot to make the reservation. Now of course all of the above are booked up, and I could just poke my eyes out.

I throw myself upon the helpful folks here. Any recommendations for similarly good places to those above that might be able to squeeze in 6 at 7:30 on a Saturday night? I know, a tall order. We could go anywhere in SF, or Berkeley (maybe slightly later--say, 8 p.m. in Berkeley).

My sister likes fun places with reasonably adventurous menus beyond the usual French & Italian fare; cocktails a plus. She adored Aziza and wanted to go back. I've also taken her to Fonda on Solano, which was a big hit (mostly for the cocktails). It would need to be not too expensive (i.e., in Aziza range, not Coi range).

Thanks so much for any advice!

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