Category Archives: SF

Kusakabe – FiDi, San Francisco

Kusakabe

584 Washington Street
kusakabe-sf.com

Kusakabe is an omakase only, kaiseki restaurant with a focus on edomae style sushi.  Said in plain English, a Japanese course menu designed with seasonal ingredients centered around traditionally prepared sushi.   Kusakabe falls into the same market as other newish Japanese restaurants such as Maruya and Saru among others we have yet to explore.

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Quick Eats: Eddie’s Cafe – NoPa

Eddie’s Cafe

800 Divisadero Street
no website

Welcome to the first installment of Quick Eats – a rundown of an experience that is worth writing about but doesn’t have the need for a full blown post.  In these bite size posts, you can expect things like brunches, sandwiches and other one plate type meals.  Enjoy.

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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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Eiji – Castro, San Francisco

Time: Sunday. June 15, 2014. 7:00 PM. Reservation.
Location: Castro, San Francisco
Address: 317 Sanchez St
Website: none
Cuisine:  Japanese (tofu)
Party Size:  4 (M&V; M&E)
Order:  Various small plates, 2 homemade tofu, mixed nigiri, desserts
Pre-tip Cost: $140 [$129 food & drink; $11 tax]
Verdict:  Worth it for the house made tofu alone, the rest is just a bonus.

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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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House of Prime Rib

Time: Saturday. May 03, 2014. 8:30 PM. Reservation.
Location: SF; Nob Hill
Address: 1906 Van Ness Ave
Website:  houseofprimerib.net
Cuisine:  American, Steak
Party Size:  3 (M&V&B)
Order: 3 Prime Rib (2 House of Prime Rib Cut, 1 King Henry VIII Cut), 1 beer, 1 corkage fee
Pre-tip Cost: $168 [$155 food & drink; $13 tax]
Verdict:  For those who worship red meat, this is your temple.

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