The Mrs. and I are coming up for a couple nights from LA - the primary reason being Manresa and the Tomato menu. That being said, what other suggestions would you give? I have us booked at Baume, but am re-thinking it, though I'm not sure why. Maybe too precious?
For reference, when we were last up here (couple years ago), we were blown away by Commis, loved Frances, really dug Aziza, and could not have been more underwhelmed by Coi. Also swung by Bi-Rite/HS, Tartine, Ferry Building, and a slew of others I'm sure I'm forgetting, and at various times have experienced much of the Napa/Yountville/St. Helena offerings.
Would prefer recs more focused on what's great here, and not easily attained in the LA area, and we will have a car. Wish I had more energy to try and get into the city for Benu.
Love sweets and bakeries (I'm a secret pastry chef at heart), and am totally down for just good grub.