I’m a San Franciscan by birth and upbringing and I used to be an avid eater in the Bay Area but I’ve been living abroad for about 10 years. My fiancé and I will be visiting SF this June. I have been raving about how wonderful San Francisco and its food are and I want to make sure to wow him with a few amazing, out-of-this-world meals.
I've done a lot of searches on here but many of the posts are older and I'm not sure how relevant they are today.
Can you recommend the absolute most amazing places for nice dinners (+ lunch recommendations also great if you have them!) in SF? Pretend money is no object and you are recommending the best food, ambiance, and overall experience. If there is a view that is a plus too but great food and ambiance are more important.
***We are coming from the Middle East so we’d rather not seek out Middle Eastern or Indian food.***
Although we are open to everything, it would be great if you could include recommendations for:
- Best places for seafood
- Best places for steak
- Best place for unique SF experience (not touristy)
P.S. Some of the places we are planning on eating are Gary Danko (from many recommendations on CH), Cafe Zuni (old favorite w/ my parents), Slanted Door (not sure if it's still good but will have lunch there w/ parents), and Chez Panisse cafe (when we are in Berkeley). Also, in Napa, French Laundry (booked for his birthday) and Bottega (invited by friends).