I'll be passing through on my way to SFO. I have one full day and have some ideas about what I want. I definitely want Korean Fried Chicken, Bahn Mi, and a badass dinner in a good setting, nice restaurant where I can sit at a bar and get great food and service. I definitely want to have a really exceptional meal before leaving California back home to the East coast. My thoughts were...
San Tung Restaurant (Lunch) - chinese/korean fried chicken
Saigon Sandwich Shop (To-Go) - Bahn Mi
Coi - I've been before and enjoyed the lounge, the food was outstanding. I don't want to do a huge tasting menu and if I remember correctly you can order a la carte in the dining room?
Quince - I love the menu, lots of first courses and pasta courses that look great.
Spruce - I love everything about this place, the cocktail menu, the spirits menu, the wine list, and the menu. I'd create my own tasting menu with the bar menu + first course menu. My hesitation...many negative reviews about service. The bar seems like a good setting.
For dinner after tax, tip, alcohol I'd prefer not to spend more than $200 and would like some freedom to choose and not commit to a whole formal tasting menu.
Saigon Sandwich Shop
560 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102