Just arrived back home in NY at 1:00 am.
San Francisco was wonderful, the people are great and the restaurant recs were out standing.
The first night there we had dinner at Boulevard, The ambience reminded me of Balthazar in NY.
The crowd was lively and very friendly. The food was really prepared and presented beautifully.
One complaint, we asked for a table along the side wall. we were told there would be a short wait. we had a glass of wine at the bar and waited patiently.
Suddenly, a couple walked in, they were all kissy and huggy with the hostess and manager. They were seated at a table for four, it was broken down to a table for two. It was so blatant, when my husband complained, they did not a good excuse. We did not want that experience to spoil the evening. They found a table along the wall way past the bar. If it was any further back, we would be on the bay bridge.
The next evening, we dined at Acquerella, we loved everything about the restaurant. It is a real little jewel. They prepared the food just the way we liked it, we do not like fussy food with heavy sauces. Everything was done to our liking.
The next day, We went to the Ferry Building and had lunch at the Slanted Door. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM YUMMY, the fragrances, the flavors, everything was so light. We shared the Slanted Door roll and the shrimp in a broth.
I highly recommend the Slanted Door. Everyone was very professional, very friendly and helpful.
That evening, we had dinner at Gary Danko, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. However, I must add, they definitely think less is more. My husband ordered the stuffed squab, we could not believe they served ONE squab. I have NEVER been served only one squab. We do not like huge portions but that was a little much.
I will continue at a later date, I am invited to my daughter's house for dinner. She is serving a whole stuffed cornish hen. :-)