I am a NY hound heading to San Fran for 2 days/2 nights this summer by myself. Been searching the boards and doing my research as I'd like to have 2 fabulous dinners while I'm there. I would like to do one top-number tasting menu that doesnt exceed 125/150 (not including wine) and one a la carte great restaurant. As for that second restaurant i am leaning toward SPQR, Boulevard, Absinthe. As to the first restaurant, I made a reservation at Atelier Crenn but got the feeling it might not be the best place for a solo diner, who would prefer to sit at the bar.
Other restos I'm considering are Ame, Coi, Outerlands, Park Tavern and maybe Maven but I'm not sure. Ill probably steer clear of thai, chinese, japanese, indian.
Im not sure when I'll get back to san francisco so I want to make it count. I really appreciate all of your suggestions.