I am a Boston Chowdog, who will be in San Fran the week of the April 14. I am at a conference at the Fairmont.
I am looking for low to medium priced restaurants that have very good food and perhaps offer something I might not be able to get in Boston. (It is not the right time of year for Dungeness crabs, is it?)
I have been to many of the fine restaurants in SF, on the expense account (Boulevard, Kuleto's, Zuni, Slanted Door). This trip is on my nickel, mostly - so I am trying to ferret out less well known and less expensive restaurants with spectacular cooking.
If I could have a dinner and a glass or two of wine for $50 each - that would be my price range.
The restaurants do not necessarily have to be close to the Fairmont - I have no problem taking public transport.
I love French food, anything Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Italian. Also Asian: Thai, Japanese, fusion, Indian.
Thanks in advance!