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Looking for THAT restaurant in San Francisco and question about Healdsburg


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Looking for THAT restaurant in San Francisco and question about Healdsburg

honkman | Oct 10, 2010 01:53 PM

My wife and I will travel for 2.5 weeks to San Francisco/Healdsburg/Yountville end of November/beginning of December and the journey will of course also include many good restaurants covering a wide array (e.g. multicourse high-end, more "neighborhood" like restaurants etc.). Currently we are trying to come up with our list of restaurants which include six restaurants for San Francisco. So far we have five places on our list but we can't really decide on the sixth one. We are looking for some kind of creative, relaxed restaurant (no high end multi-course since we have already a few on our trip, slow, relaxed service is important for us because even without a tasting menu we like to have long, relaxed (2-3 hours) dinners). Somehow we are not really sure what we are looking for ("hidden gem", "classical" SF restaurant) but open to every suggestion (Below is a list of the restaurants we are planning to visit to give a better idea.)

The second question is about restaurants in Healdsburg. We are looking for three restaurants (again no multi course high-end) and based on previous visits, CH posts, blogs we have a list of several restaurants but would like to get feedback which are the current board favorites.

Restaurants (in random order):

Chez Panisse
Barndiva/Bistro Ralph/Scopa
Bistro 29/Mirepoix/Zazu
Ad Hoc
French Laundry

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