Hi all, headed to SF and wine country for a couple days in September…wanted to run my initial eating itinerary by you after reading quite a few similar threads. A bit of background, two late 20’s NYC residents. Lean towards laid-back places in NY, all genres are fair game and love fresh seafood (Marlow & Son, Locanda Verde, Pearl Oyster, Momofuku are faves)….doing one night in San Fran, one in Sausalito, one in Healdsburg and 2 in St Helena…
Arrival day: get in around 11:30AM on a Sunday…lunch at Ferry Bldg? dinner: at first, I was thinking Zuni Café but now am considering Nopa or Delfina based on an SF buddy’s advice….and totally random but is Nob Hill good area to stay in??
Monday: lunch: Tadich Grill or Sam’s or is it crazy to go back to Ferry….or is there a good, easy place in the Haight? Headed to Sausalito for the night, staying at Cavallo Point, don’t really want to do formal dinner at the hotel, what are thoughts on Fish or Sushi Ran?
Tuesday: Head up to Healdsburg while hitting wineries on the way up (quick sidetrack: any experience with Littorai Winery tour/tasting? Love their wine, and def. hitting up Merry-Edwards)…planning to have lunch at Lynmar Winery based on a good review on this site…would anyone steer me differently? Dinner in Healdsburg: Here’s the big question, originally was planning on trying to snag French Laundry rese but now I’m really debating whether the one big dinner should be Cyrus….it’s walking distance to hotel whereas we’d have to drive to Yountville if we decided on tFL. If we decide not to do big dinner, should we try Cyrus lounge or what about Barn Diva?
Wednesday: hit up some more Healdsburg area wineries...then head down to St Helena (maybe pick up lunch at Oakville Grocery before leaving?)…staying with friends in St Helena but will be on our own for one dinner…I’ve read good things about Martini House, is that the move or is there somewhere else? Any great spots for lunch at a winery or somewhere nearby St Helena?
And one more random question, what are people experiences with hiring wine country drivers? It’s tempting to do this one day so that we could kind of let loose at wineries (not total booze bags but it’s been known to happen!).
Thanks in advance and sorry for the rambling!
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472
1245 Spring St., St. Helena, CA 94574
124 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
107 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA