A year ago I requested help from this board for a trip to San Francisco. You guys were great but unfortunately I had to cancel my trip at the last minute :(
I am now again preparing to head to the area and need you all to help me again. I have been lurking and reading all your posts and I am now more confused then ever about where to eat.
My husband and I will be traveling around the bay area for almost 3 weeks. Specifically we will spend our first 5 nights in a hotel in Union Square.
During that time we will celebrate my birthday ( I was thinking of AQ for that night and if I do that what do you think about the table where you can watch the chefs cook?)
One afternoon we have tickets for a baseball game (how is the stadium food ?)
Our weekends will be spent in the Menlo Park/ Palo Alto area visiting our son who is there for the summer (need reccommendations for this area as well)
Our second week we will drive down the coast as far as Santa Barbara, stopping in Montarray and Carmel along the way.
For our last week we are staying a couple nights in Mill Valley and heading to Bodega Bay for two nights.
We do not eat meat but do eat dairy and fish. We don't usually like prix fixe meals as we hate to be over stuffed.
Except for my birthday night meal we are happy to eat in places that are not fancy as long as the food is really good. We don't get away very often so we will spend whatever it takes to enjoy our meals. We have a car for all but our first 5 days.
Sorry about the length of this post. Thank you all in advance for your advice.