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Advice on SF/Napa/Big Sur my dining choices?

cherie | May 30, 201201:12 PM

I would love some feedback on my preliminary dining choices for a special trip with my husband in late August to San Francisco, Napa, and Big Sur. We like most types of food, but prefer healthier, lighter food.. We are in our mid-40’s and we like bistro-type places (but prefer to sit next to each other and to be able to hear each other), and also places with a unique, lively, stylish, and/or romantic ambiance. We love to eat outdoors and/or waterfront (but don’t really want to sacrifice food quality for it). Here is what I have so far for dinner choices – we are fully open to input/suggestions.

2 nights in SF: (we will be staying on Market Street in SoMa area)

~Friday night: Boulevard, or maybe Zuni Café (note: we don’t get very excited by roasted chicken).

~Saturday night: (my husband’s birthday): Quince or Atelier Crenn or Farralon.

3 nights in Napa:

~Sunday night (staying at Carneros Inn): the Farm at Carneros Inn.

~Monday and Tuesday nights (staying in Yountville and would like to dine in Yountville): 1 night at Bottega, and 1 night at Redd or Redd-Wood…or maybeBouchon or Bistro Jeanty, if not too heavy.

*2 nights in Big Sur:

~Wednesday and Thursday nights: dinner 1 night at Post Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar, and the other night at the Restaurant at Ventana Inn, or maybe something more casual for 1 of the nights.

*Last night in SF: dining with friends (and their children) and will leave the choice to them.

Thanks to all in advance!

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