Posts Tagged ‘Dinner’

17 Mar
2014

Town Restaurant Review, San Carlos

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 17th, 2014

Town San Carlos Exterior Decor

Town Restaurant is a steakhouse serving American comfort food in downtown San Carlos. It opened in 2006 and has gotten positive press, so we figured we would see how it stacks up. Over the years, this restaurant has been consistently busy. Town is definitely a hit with the locals, many of which can just walk over for a meal. Our last visit was in March 2014. It is so busy, we had to make a reservation a week in advance.

Read the rest of this entry »

17 Feb
2014

Village Pub Restaurant Review, Woodside

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 17th, 2014

Village Pub Woodside exterior decor

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

10 Feb
2014

The Kitchen Dinner Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 10th, 2014

The Kitchen Millbrae Exterior

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

3 Feb
2014

Zuni Cafe Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 3rd, 2014

Be sure to check out the Zuni Cafe Book

Zuni cafe san francisco exterior decor

Read the rest of this entry »

29 Sep
2013

Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 29th, 2013

Gary Danko San Francisco Exterior

Restaurant Gary Danko is one of the top restaurants in San Francisco, they serve contemporary American cuisine. Open in 1999 and located near Ghiradelli Square, it has been at the top of the Zagat Guide and Yelp for the last couple years. In 2013 they exceeded French Laundry’s food rating in Zagat. We would question that figure though! They have one Michelin Star. “Danko combines classical training with focuses on French, Mediterranean, and regional American cooking. He incorporates influential culinary traditions from around the world into his own work, adding seasonings and techniques drawn from Asia and India.” Gary Danko Menu has not changed much over the years, given his conservative clientele.

Read the rest of this entry »

19 Jun
2013

SPQR Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 19th, 2013

SPQR San Francisco_exterior decor

SPQR is an Italian osteria, located in Pacific Heights, that serves wine and more casual food than their popular sister restaurant A16 in the Marina district. According to Wikipedia, “SPQR is an initialism from a Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus (“The Senate and the People of Rome” or “The Senate and Roman People”), referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic”. Executive Chef, Matthew Accarrino, prepares “sophisticated, yet soulful, Italian cuisine using the best local ingredients, traditional and modern cooking techniques delivered in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.” Our last visit was in the middle of 2013.

Read the rest of this entry »

6 Jun
2013

Grace Garden Restaurant Review, Burlingame

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 6th, 2013

Grace Garden Burlingame Exterior

Grace Garden is a Chinese restaurant specializing in (as they say term it) Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan, and Peking cuisine. Seeing this line scared us, as no restaurant can specialize in this wide variety of food.

Read the rest of this entry »

4 Jun
2013

Koi Palace Restaurant Dinner, Daly City

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 4th, 2013

Koi Palace Daly City Exterior Decor

Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area. It has been around since 1997 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. This restaurant also has locations in Dublin and at Thunder Valley Casino. We came for dinner and have previously reviewed Koi Palace dim sum lunch. Our return trips included several in 2013. Yelp reviews emphasize lunch and do not factor in where this place falls in the Chinese restaurant pecking order.

Read the rest of this entry »

30 May
2013

Bourbon Steak Restaurant review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 30th, 2013

Bourbon Steak San Francisco exterior decor Westin hotel

Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak opened in October 2010 at the Westin Hotel Union square and is located in a very central San Francisco location. He also has Bourbon Steak locations in Scottsdale, Miami, Washington, DC and Detroit. Mina moved his flagship restaurant Michael Mina to the former Aqua location on California Street.
They are focusing on a upmarket modern American Steakhouse tailored to the San Francisco dining audience, offering contemporary fare focused on seasonal West Coast ingredients. Omri Aflalo is the executive chef. (Formerly of Citrus in LA)  Our last visit was in the middle of 2013 when we noticed price inflation. Read the rest of this entry »

27 May
2013

Fifth Floor Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 27th, 2013

The Fifth Floor San Francisco Exterior Decor

Fifth floor is a restaurant in the SF Downtown Hotel Palomar, and has been around for ages and seen many a top chef come and move on. (George Morrone, Melissa Perrello, etc) We haven’t been back in many years, so it was time to refresh our memory. Our last visit was in April 2013.

Read the rest of this entry »

21 May
2013

Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 21st, 2013

Santa Ramen San Mateo Exterior

Santa Ramen is a very popular Japanese noodle Ramen restaurant in San Mateo. Located in a small shopping mall with a Fresh Choice and JoAnn’s, the restaurant has achieved a legendary cult following and has long lines at both dinner and lunch times. We have eaten here many times with our last visit in March 2014.

Read the rest of this entry »

17 May
2013

The French Laundry Restaurant Review, Yountville

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 17th, 2013

French Laundry Books at Amazon

We are believers! Foodnut.com returns to the best in the West in Spring 2013. Read the rest of this entry »