Attending a wedding on October 8th and decided to come to SF a couple of days early at the last minute. I've never eaten at Chez Panisse and have always wanted to do so. They are booked for dinner that evening, but had room in the cafe. Should I do it or look for something else in town that would be really special? I really wanted to eat in the restaurant and need to know if the cafe will be the way to go. I decided we should do something very nice (read: not concerned about $)and especially SFish. Also tried to get in last minute at the French Laundry, but that was a bust as well.
Coming from Chicago, if that's helpful. Thanks in advance.