Posted by Foodnut.com, March 3rd, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Nico calls themselves a Modern Bistro. They are located in the swanky Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco.
Nico is short for chef Nicolas Delaroque. He is from Paris and has worked at Luce and Manresa. Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle reviewed it last month and made it sound like a must visit. Lemmings we are all..
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 24th, 2014
Chez Panisse Cafe is the lower cost, more casual, a la carte menu restaurant upstairs from famous Chez Panisse. We dined at the main restaurant Chez Panisse previously. Alice Waters started a food revolution here, way back in 1971. She strives to serve only the highest quality products, and only when they are in season. All produce, meat, poultry, and fish come from farms, ranches, and fisheries guided by principles of sustainability. This restaurant has produced many famous chefs that have gone on to start their own restaurants. Our last visit was in February 2014.
Filed under: $$$$, 3 stars, American Restaurant, California, California Cuisine, Dine Again?, Go Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco East Bay, United States | Tags: Berkeley, California Cuisine, Chez Panisse, Foodie Must, Gourmet Ghetto |
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 17th, 2014
Village Pub is a fine dining establishment in the small town of Woodside. We have passed by many times, on our way back from hiking or biking, and felt it was time to try it. They received One Michelin star in 2009, 2010. Dmitry Elperin is the chef and identifies his cuisine as “Contemporary American yet is rooted in the culinary traditions of France and the Mediterranean.” They use lots of seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. The chef has a sister restaurant, Cafe des Amis and Spruce, in San Francisco.
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 10th, 2014
The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns highly regarded Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dinner. The food here is pretty authentic Chinese Cantonese food, so some may not like this type of more hardcore cuisine. Do not come here for General’s Chicken or Broccoli Beef. Another review covers The Kitchen dim sum lunch. Our last visit for dinner was in 2014, a meal where we found that their quality has improved. We’d consider this #2 behind Koi Palace. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern.
Posted by Foodnut.com, February 3rd, 2014
Be sure to check out the Zuni Cafe Book
Filed under: $$$$, 3 stars, American Restaurant, California, California Cuisine, Dine Again?, Go Again, Restaurant Cost, Restaurant Cuisine, Restaurant Location, Restaurant Rating, Restaurant Review, San Francisco North Bay, United States | Tags: Dinner, Hayes Valley, Judy Rogers, polenta, raw oysters, Roast Chicken |
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 29th, 2014
Chinese New Year is Friday, January 31!
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 27th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Roka Akor is a modern Japanese restaurant that opened in San Francisco in 2013. They have branches in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as Chicago and Old Orchard. This is an offshoot of the popular Roka in London.
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 20th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Kagura Ramen Izakaya is the sister restaurant to San Francisco’s Waraku on Post St. This Japanese restaurant joins a ton of others on virtually every block of downtown San Mateo. They focus on ramen for lunch and dinner along with a variety of small plates for dinner only.
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 13th, 2014
Why did we dine here? – Seven Hills is a quaint neighborhood restaurant in San Francisco’s Russian Hill. We used to live nearby, had heard all the rave reviews, and finally had an excuse to dine there. They proudly list the various local suppliers they use on their website.
Michael Bauer gave it a 2.5 star, Very good rating in 2013. A high 4.5 stars on Yelp.
Posted by Foodnut.com, January 6th, 2014
By Arnold Chan
Why did we dine here? – Fog City, formerly known as Fog City Dinner, reopened with fresh new decor and food in 2013. The predecessor
opened in 1985 and was famously featured in Visa commercials. The revisted restaurant serves modern American cuisine with wood-fired meats, fresh seafood and desserts that include house-made custard and French crullers.
Posted by Foodnut.com, December 30th, 2013
Why did we dine here? – State Bird Provisions has generated lots of positive buzz from Bauer to fellow food bloggers, with its excellent food and unique dim sum cart like serving system. 4.5 stars on Yelp, One Michelin star in 2014. The restaurant had a remodel and expansion in the middle of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Foodnut.com, December 23rd, 2013
By Arnold Chan
Lai Hong Lounge Restaurant is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant on the outskirts of Chinatown. They have been around since the Lichee Garden closing, 2012. They are pretty popular for lunch, but it was much more quiet at dinner. We were in the neighborhood so we decided to try it out, being big Chinese food fans. This restaurant appears to be related to Hong Kong Lounge. Read the rest of this entry »