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Help, need straightforward special-occasion dining for this Friday! Meat for him, seafood for me

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Help, need straightforward special-occasion dining for this Friday! Meat for him, seafood for me

newhart06 | Oct 13, 2009 11:30 AM

Hi Chowhounders, I need your help!

Celebrating our anniversary on Friday and I need to find a new place to dine. I had made reservations at La Folie, but they kindly emailed me their autumn menu and I know my husband is not going to be happy there.

He's not into foie gras or truffles or things like that. He's more of a steak and potatoes guy. I, however, love seafood and risotto and such (I don't need foie or truffles, but I don't want just a typical steak for myself). The singular beef option at La Folie is a trio that includes a Burger Rossini (which usually has both foie and truffles!) and is a $15 supplement on a menu where he's not going to be excited anyway.

Last year we celebrated at Restaurant Gary Danko, and it was a disappointment - they completely overcooked my husband's filet and shockingly the service was nonexistent. The cheese cart was great, but everything else was lacking - I had really been looking forward to this place and was really let down.

Any suggestions for where we can enjoy a special meal this Friday night? We're coming up to SF from the south bay, so I definitely need a place that accepts reservations.

Thank you!

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