Category Archives: American

アレクサンダーステーキハウス Soma, San Francisco

アレクサンダーステーキハウス

448 Brannan Street
alexanderssteakhouse.com

旦那のバースデーディナー(結構前の話なのですが、ブログを書くのがかなり遅くなってしまった)ということで、肉好きな旦那はこの「アレクサンダーステーキハウス」を選んだので、行ってみました。もちろん、何度もレストランの前を通り掛かったことがあったので、一度は行きたいと思ってましたけどね。笑

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Zuni Cafe – Mid Market, San Francisco

Zuni Cafe

1658 Market Street
zunicafe.com

Zuni Cafe is a historical landmark in the San Francisco dining scene. In a city that is flooded with new, trendy, ‘foodie’ dining spots, Zuni has been consistently pumping  out cult level classic dishes for nearly forty years.  After a lengthy period of time on our waiting list, we finally made it to this San Francisco staple.

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Aster – The Mission, San Francisco

Aster

1001 Gurerrero Street
astersf.com
@aster_sf

After a medium term break of traveling to Japan twice and continually eating (just not writing about it), we are firing up the old word processor for round two.  Our first meal back on the horse was at Aster, a new establishment filling in the former Beast and the Hare location. Aster is the work of Outerlands chef Brett Cooper and is a part of the Daniel Patterson Group (Coi); expectations have been set.

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Lazy Bear – The Mission, San Francisco

Lazy Bear

3416 19th Street
lazybearsf.com
@lazybearsf

It is seldom that a restaurant is as universally praised, so quickly after opening, as Lazy Bear is.  Articles and blogs alike shower Lazy Bear with positive comments about the amazing and innovative dishes and an overall fantastic communal dining experience.  Scoring a seat, especially on a weekend, can be a challenge – but having finally done so we  were absolutely stoked to check out the most hyped up place in the city.

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The Progress – Western Addition, San Francisco

The Progress

1525 Fillmore Street
theprogress-sf.com
@theprogress_sf

The Progress – quite possibly the most hyped 2014 restaurant opening in all of the Bay Area – is the second offering from the husband and wife team of Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski.  Located next door to their critically acclaimed and  impossible to get a reservation at State Bird Provisions, The Progress is sure to draw comparisons to its wildly successful neighbor.   But is that comparison really fair?

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Artisan – Paso Robles, CA

Artisan

843 12th Street
artisanpasorobles.com

It is hard to do any research on places to eat in Paso Robles and not come across Artisan.  The positive internet chatter is only reinforced by the word of mouth recommendation of the local wine slingers.  In short, it seems that all signs point to Artisan being a must stop on any Central Coast trip.

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The Square – North Beach, San Francisco

Time: Saturday. August 16, 2014. 8:00 PM. Reservation.
Address: 1707 Powell St
Website: thesquaresf.com
Cuisine:  American (new)
Party Size:  3 (M&V&B)
Order:  1 side, 1 salad, 1 appetizer, 3 entrees, 1 bottle of wine, 1 corkage (waived)
Cost: $177 [$163 food & drink; $14 tax]
Verdict:  Sons & Daughters have a nice new member in the family.

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1760 – Nob Hill, San Francisco

Time: Wednesday. July 09, 2014. 8:00 PM. Reservation.
Address: 1760 Polk St
Website: 1760sf.com
Cuisine:  American (new)
Party Size:  3 (M&V; M)
Order:  5 glasses of wine, 7 entree plates, 1 dessert
Pre-tip Cost: $233 [$206 food & drink; $18 tax; $8 SF health charge]
Verdict:  Feels like they are going for a Michelin star, not sure if they can make it.

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Marlowe – SoMa, San Francisco

Time: Saturday. June 14, 2014. 8:00 PM. Reservation.
Location: SoMa, San Francisco
Address: 330 Townsend St
Website: marlowesf.com
Cuisine:  American (New)
Party Size:  6 (M&V; L&Y; K&S)
Order:  5 entrees, 9 appetizers, 1 dessert, 8 glasses of wine, 2 espresso
Pre-tip Cost: $364 [$325 food & drink; $29 tax; $10 healthy SF]
Verdict:  We had some Mar-highs and some Mar-lows.

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