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Visiting: La Folie or Michael Mina?

daviserson | Dec 3, 200811:54 PM     15

My girlfriend surprised me today with a trip to San Francisco for the weekend and the choice of dinner for us and two of our friends joining us. We have Saturday night reservations at La Folie and Michael Mina (one of which will go disappear to the island of lost reservations depending on which I've chosen.) I know that the differences between these two places as well as other fine dining restaurants of similar levels are a well-disseminated topic on this board, but everything I read makes me reconsider. I haven't quite found a consensus based on our food interests. We're all young, adventurous eaters looking for the best eating experience of our options (and hopefully, one of those once in a lifetime eating experiences.) The last time I ventured up to the area to eat, I went to French Laundry and it was well worth the trip. Things like ambiance and service and portion size are all well and good, but all I really care about is the food. If l get a fixed menu of some sort at either place and which one will have the meal that has the food that is more tasty, interesting and memorable?

Thank you!

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