im not TOO much of a food nazi. my s/o is. its very difficult to find places she finds outstanding. some recent notable places have been hyde street seafood and raw bar which got a "good", maki in japantown which got an "outstanding".... hmmm ok thats about it lately.
she wasnt impressed with ana mandara, even though we get special treatment because the gm is a friend, literally went "ehhh" at house of prime rib, harris was "decent", liked the view at chart house in monterey, but food was "ehh". you get the idea. dont get me wrong, shes a great girl, wonderful to be around, all around great person and etc. etc. its just hard to impress her tastebuds. probably stems from being a wonderful cook herself.
for her birthday coming up, i would like to impress the hell out of those snobby taste buds of hers. shes like down to earth places, so my original idea of the tasting menu at ritz is shot down. shes the very relax type that enjoys good food for what it is, good food, not atmosphere, not celebrity chefs, not patrons in suits and tie. any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.