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Visiting in December - Thoughts on Current Line-up

We'll be visiting for 4 days in December. Here is our current line-up. Any insights would be appreciated.

Monday:
Lunch - Bocadillos or Nopalito
Dinner - Ame

Tuesday:
Lunch - Wayfare Tavern
Dinner - Frances

Wednesday:
Lunch - Perbacco
Dinner - Benu

Thursday:
Lunch - Michael Mina
Dinner - Baker and Banker

We're also considering Contigo, Cotogna and Incanto, which aren't taking reservations yet. Interested in thoughts on replacing our current list with any of the 3 above. Tnx.

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Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Bocadillos
710 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Contigo
1320 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Wayfare Tavern
558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Benu
22 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Cotogna
490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Nov 08, 2011
dparaskakis in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting - Best Italian

We'll be visiting from Toronto in December and we're looking to narrow our list of Italian restos to 1-2 of the following. We generally prefer a more casual setting. Are we missing the spot with any of the following?

Delfina
Incanto
Perbacco
Locanda
Cotogna

Thanks!

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Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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 07, 2011
dparaskakis in San Francisco Bay Area

Solo Mission

I will be in NYC from December 16-21 for a mix of business and pleasure. Interested in lively restaurants where I can eat at the bar and still get a good representation of the menu. Price not really an issue... interested in all kinds of food. Happy to here your thoughts. Will likely stay in SoHo but location not necessarily an issue.

Thanks

Nov 03, 2010
dparaskakis in Manhattan

Here's My Dancecard...

I've made some changes that I'm pretty happy about. Any last ideas before I confirm?

Monday
Lunch: Motorino or Lombardi's
Dinner: Scarpetta

Tuesday
Lunch: The Little Owl
Dinner: 15 East

Wednesday
Lunch: The Modern - Bar Room
Dinner: Convivio

Thursday
Lunch: Casa Mono
Dinner: SHO Shaun Hergatt

Friday
Lunch: Ippudo NY

Dec 07, 2009
dparaskakis in Manhattan

Here's My Dancecard...

Visiting the city the week of December 14th to indulge in food and shopping. Here is my current list of reservations. I'd love any input as to whether any do not belong or if there is something great I should try. I'll be staying at the bowery hotel so anything within 20 minutes is fair game. Thnx.

Monday
Lunch: Motorino
Dinner: Perilla

Tuesday
Lunch: The Little Owl
Dinner: 15 East

Wednesday
Lunch: The Modern - Bar Room
Dinner: Convivio

Thursday
Lunch: Ippudo NY
Dinner: 10 Downing

Others on my list to try and fit in are: Locanda Verde, Degustation and Boqueria Soho

Nov 29, 2009
dparaskakis in Manhattan

Visiting from Toronto

I'll be visiting San Francisco in the fall for the first time. I would very much appreciate recommendations across the spectrum of options from high-end restos, to hot new restos, to old favorites. I would particularly appreciate recommendations for the following:

sushi
seafood
a good local sandwich
any local specialty

Looking forward to it...

Aug 09, 2009
dparaskakis in San Francisco Bay Area

Wakiya @ The Gramercy Park Hotel

I stayed at the GPH over Christmas. Among the meals we enjoyed in NYC were Babbo, EMP and Per Se. We had one night without a reservation and ended up staying at the hotel and going to Wakiya. I thought the Fiery Lobster Hunt was a great dish and their version of Peking Duck was also above average. What is the opinion of this restaurant among local New Yorkers. I'm planning another trip soon and wondering whether I should plan to dine their again or if there are other restaurants along the same vein that are considered superior. Thanks.

- DP

Apr 29, 2008
dparaskakis in Manhattan

Yonge and College/Carlton

Hello All,

This is my first post but I have been reading the forum for quite a while. Next week I am moving to a new area of the city. Although it wasn't an obvious choice, the central location and view from my new place were too much to overlook. I realize I'm a 10-15 minute subway/cab ride from anywhere in the city but I was hoping people could provide suggestions that were in the neighbourhood (5-10 minute walk). I would appreciate any good suggestions on places to eat or buy groceries/baked goods/meats/cheeses etc. I would specifically appreciate suggestions for Sunday brunch and good coffee. Thanks.

Mar 24, 2008
dparaskakis in Ontario (inc. Toronto)