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Plum Review (Oakland)

i beg to differ with the earlier comments. We had dinner at Manresa last week and did the large tasting menu. We had dinner at Plum this evening . Did the 5 course tasting menu with the visiting chef from S. Carolina. No contest. Plum was better.

Manresa was pretty but felt like eating a sterile meal. Plum had soul. The food was savory.

We left Manresa still feeling a bit hungry. We left Plum with sense of total well being.

Manresa: 3.5 hours. Plum: 1.5 hours.

Manresa dinner was $800+. Plum was $210.

Only complaint: Plum service was inconsistent. What, you didn't get your desert? Opps.

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Manresa Restaurant
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Restaurant suggestions for 9 Course Dinner in SF Chinatown?

Thanks for all the feedback everyone. Looks like R&G is ahead.

On a tangent, any hole-in-the-wall gems in SF Chinatown for a 2-3 person lunch? (I work in the financial district so Chinatown is walking distance for lunch.) My old standby is Hunan Homes but it seemed more tired than usual last week.

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Hunan Homes Restaurant
622 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Restaurant suggestions for 9 Course Dinner in SF Chinatown?

I am hosting a dozen business colleagues next month. Would like to host a traditional 9 course Chinese (Cantonese) dinner one evening. I know the better restaurants are not in Chinatown -- but my colleagues are staying at hotels on Nob Hill and Chinatown is most convenient.

Suggestions on Chinatown restaurants for a 9 course dinner? R&G Lounge and Great Eastern are already on my short list but I'm not blown away by either.

Thank you.

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Great Eastern Restaurant
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133