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Safer bet for treating someone to their 1st high end meal: Benu, Danko, or Quince?

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Safer bet for treating someone to their 1st high end meal: Benu, Danko, or Quince?

heyitsjai | Apr 14, 2011 02:15 AM

Hey folks, I'm going to be taking my cousin out to a nice meal for her graduation from Berkeley, just the two of us, or maybe her roommates too. As college kids, they've never had a fine dining meal; in fact, their palates are relatively staid. The meal needs to be on a Monday or Tuesday night and the girls are pescaterians for the most part. I'd like for them to have an "experience" meal, one that they'll remember for a long time -- I'm well dined, but I've never been to Danko, Benu or Quince and think any would be good options (or Aziza if I decide to keep it low key.) Which do you recommend? Danko, while well-regarded is a little bit less "interesting" for me, but I think it'd be a great experience for the girls, esp. since it'll be their first tasting menu meal (not too mention their cheese cart.) Quince is right up my alley and I had a good friend who used to work there before they moved locations, and of course, I'd love to get an opportunity to try out Corey Lee's food at Benu. If I were making the decision just for me, it would be Benu-Quince-Danko, but I think in this situation it'll be Danko-Quince-Benu... thoughts?

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Benu
22 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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