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Enough rustic italian!

Think i might try to get a table at Aziza soon. And AQ seems nice! MIght try to get in there this week. Thanks

Nov 21, 2011
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Enough rustic italian!

Been to Plum last year, on their 2nd night. Yes would like to visit both Commis & Commonwealth. Might be my medicine!

By affordable i didn't mean cheap, but maybe not $200+ for food alone. =)

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Commis
3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

Nov 21, 2011
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Enough rustic italian!

Have now stayed in the Bay for about a month. Moving here for the restaurant and food only. Maybe for a slightly wamer climate than freezing Sweden also...

Been eating out a fair bit, CP cafe, Delfina, Incanto, Cotogna, Camino, Zuni, A Cote, Locanda etc.

Now, this is the kind of food i prefer cooking, but am by some reason craving a fine-dining experience.

I want to go to Aziza, Coi, TFL etc eventually, but would like something new (and affordable). Any new restaurants i should check out to ease my unexpected crave?

I dine alone most of the time.

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Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

A Cote
5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Cotogna
490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Locanda
557 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Nov 21, 2011
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

8 hours in NYC x2. Need lunch!

Thanks! Katz would be nice.

Remembered Peter Luger too, got that as a recommendation last time. And also Frankie's Spuntino. Any opinions?

We're there on a weekday...

Sep 14, 2010
olletagesson in Manhattan

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

thanks for that. checked and my reservation for CP Cafe was actually for the following Monday! So we're definatly going to the farmers market!

Sep 14, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

on the arrival on the 28th, Nopa

29th Dinner at Frances

30th Range

1st Le Folie

2nd dinner at Chez Panisse

3rd dinner Ad Hoc,

4th dinner Ubuntu

5th of towards vegas by car, Spending a night somewhere around Yosemite National Park

6th have a walk in the park before heading to Vegas for two days

8th we're flying back to SF, dinner at Incanto

9th Chez Panisse Cafe for lunch. Zuni Cafe fordDinner

10th Manresa for dinner

11th. A friend is trying to get us in at FL through his sommelier friend, but i would not count on it...

As you can see, we hardly have any lunches, or asian! Asian seemed a bit hard though everyone has very different opinion. Any last dos' and donts'?

I understand there is a lot of similar places represented in our reservations..(Range, Frances, Incanto, Zuni Cafe, Chez Panisse Cafe, Nopa - damn!) Anything i should cancel? Or maybe choose for lunch instead of dinner? I'm aware that Delfina is not on my list...would like it to be....?

Anything else i should not miss?

thanks again!

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Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Manresa Restaurant
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Nopa
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Sep 14, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

8 hours in NYC x2. Need lunch!

We're two chefs flying to San Francisco in a couple of weeks.

We managed to plan it so well that we have about eight hours in NYC on the way to SF, but also on the return flight.

Now both stops will be around lunchtime so we'll need somewhere to eat. Last time i was in NYC i went Pastis, Babbo, Ssäm Bar, Jean Georges and a few other places. I woldn't really mind going back to Babbo or Ssäm Bar for my friend who's never been. But then again, i'd also like to try something new. =)

Been thinking about Spotted Pig or Prune. But we're really up for anything...Four Seasons i would love to go to, but that mught just be a bit too steep...

Any suggestions?

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Spotted Pig
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

Sep 14, 2010
olletagesson in Manhattan

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

cool, thanks, will look up brix as well. Is there any particular wineries around napa with good wines and food we should visit?

Aug 22, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

so, the trip starts to take some kind of shape.

on the arrival on the 28th, Nopa

29th Dinner at Frances

30th nothing yet,
A bit of alcatraz and some surfing maybe...
1st nothing yet

2nd dinner hopefully Chez Panisse

3rd dinner Ad Hoc, more interesting than Bouchon, no?

4th dinner Ubuntu

5th of towards vegas by car, Spending a night somewhere around Yosemite National Park (any recommendations?)

6th have a walk in the park before heading to Vegas for a day and a night. And a day. Dinner recommendations there? Talked about Batali, but we're having lunch in NYC both ways and will go to Momofuku one of them and talked about Luca or Esca on the other...but not sure....? None of the seriously expensive places are of interest...?

7th we'll try to fly back to Bay Area, and then we're pretty open about where to eat. Manresa one night and Zuni one and probably Le Folie. but we also got some lunches to fill out.

Does the food and prices differ a lot between lunch and dinner in Bay Area?

But we also got two nights on the week we arrive...Also Delfina & Yummy Yummy and Spices II.

And of course also the food markets and thank You very much for the Bluegrass-festival recommendations!

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Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Manresa Restaurant
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

Spices II
291 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Nopa
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Yummy Yummy
1015 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Bouchon
6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Aug 16, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

we still havn't planned that far but so far we will be arriving pretty late on the 28th of september and might go to Nopa or Nopalito if they're also open late.
Dinner on 29th - Frances

we'll probbly head to berkeley on the weekend and Chez Panisse + cafe and what else that can be good.

after that probably south through Oakland or north to napa.

we will try to make to Manresa, probably on our way down to Vegas, to win all our money back. =)

Then spend whatever is left of the week in San Fran/Oakland and around. Zuni Cafe, maybe Yummyyummy..

As you can see, we have not yet planned that far. It's a bit har since at most restaurants we can't make an reservation yet.

Thanks very much for the recommendations! Breakfast is great!

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Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Manresa Restaurant
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Nopa
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Aug 05, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday and Monday in Copenhagen

For a nice buzz come by where i work at PatéPaté i Ködbyen, open monday nights.
Classic seasonal food.

Aug 02, 2010
olletagesson in Europe

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

will do thanks.

Anyone been to Bottega in Napa?

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Bottega
6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599

Aug 02, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

Thanks!
Will definiatly book Manresa!
Also booked Frances.
COI probably and Nopa sounds like a place for a late dinner when we arrive. Delfina yes!
Nopalito most likely...=)

Sent an email to Perbacco and Staffan, might go there too!

thanks again.

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Manresa Restaurant
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Coi
373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Nopa
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Aug 01, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting from Sweden to eat in Bay Area.

Hello
Me and a friend are coming to SF in late september for two weeks. We are both chefs and will try to eat and drink as much as we possibly can manage. I've seen a few posts asking for recomendations but they all seem to be a couple of years old.

So we need recomendations, all kinds of places. But we do like the food of places (in the US) like momofuku, spotted pig, prune, Babbo and i believe own most cooksbooks by both jeremiah tower & Chez panisse. As well as the Zuni Café book, Paul Bertolli, A16. Just so you get an idea.

Restaurants we're thinking about is:
Chez Panisse (obviously)
Oliveto
Slanted Door
Zuni Cafe
Aziza
Farallon
Rivoli
French Laundry
Delfina
Tartine

So breakfast, lunch, dinner, after hours and so on. But also if You have any other recomendations of things to do. Or cheap places to stay in SF, Berkeley and Oakland.

And if any chefs/waiters/foodies/nice people would like to meet up for a drink or so we're up for anything.

thanks
/olle

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Slanted Door
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

A16
2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Farallon
450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Rivoli Restaurant
1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Oliveto Cafe
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

Jul 31, 2010
olletagesson in San Francisco Bay Area