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Anniversary trip--Looking for recommendations and comments

ArlingtonVA | Aug 1, 2011 03:34 PM

My wife and I are travelling to San Francisco in October to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We will be staying 4 nights in San Francisco and 2 nights in Petaluma (as a base for exploring Sonoma wine country). I am looking for recommendations for at least 3 of our nights in San Francisco (want these to be special) and 1 evening out in Healdsburg (just looking for something good yet casual).

For the San Francisco dinners, money isn't really a constraint, although we probably won't consider the most expensive places since they probably don't fit our criteria anyway. Hoping to spend considerably less $ in Healdsburg.

We will be staying at Le Meridien in the Financial District. Would be a plus to eat close by.

I am a fairly adventurous eater; however, my wife is not. Any restaurant that provides only tasting menus (especially with no options or substitutions) is out. In addition, my wife can’t handle anything too spicy. She does love most seafood. We are usually OK as long as we’re provided enough options.

With that in mind, here are some places that caught my eye. Please comment on these places and provide any recommendations of places I may be omitting.


Perbacco, Ame, Waterbar, RN74, Boulevard


Scopa, Willi’s, Barndiva (might be more $ than we are looking for)

Would also be interested in hearing about cheap lunch places that would be uniquely San Francisco. During the day, we will be all around the city (although mainly in the more touristy areas). Was also planning on eating lunch in Sausalito on the way to Sonoma, so any recs there would be welcome.

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

231 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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