Posts Tagged ‘Dinner’

20 Oct
2014

Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 20th, 2014

Koi Palace Daly City interior 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 San Francisco Bay area. It has been around since 1996 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. They also have locations in Dublin and at the Thunder Valley Casino. Koi Palace Dinner is reviewed separately. Dragon Beard candy creation is covered too. Our last visit was in the fall of 2014.

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30 Jul
2014

Redd Restaurant Review, Yountville

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 30th, 2014

Redd Yountville exterior decor patio

One of the most underrated places in the San Francisco Bay Area.When we are asked where to go in the Napa Valley, we don’t say French Laundry.. Foodnut recommends Redd.

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12 May
2014

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 12th, 2014

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

They closed the Buffet in April 2014 and re-opened, yet again as Champagne Seafood Restaurant in May 2014. The new format is almost identical to the pre-buffet restaurant but has a new Chinese name and some different dishes. They redid the internals and create a large dining room and eliminated the private rooms. You now have to order dim sum from the check off list that comes complete with pictures for dim sum newbies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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10 Nov
2013

Yuzu Sushi and Grill Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 10th, 2013

Yuzu Sushi and Grill San Mateo Exterior

Yuzu Sushi and Grill is located in a sleepy shopping district in San Mateo across from the former location of Alhana foods. It is a sister restaurant to Burlingame’s well respected and Michelin Bib Gourmand Sakae Sushi. We decided to try it to see if it was a lower cost but similar quality version of Sakae Sushi. Sakae Sushi has lots of exotic seafood air freighted in from Japan. Our last visit was in April 2014.

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7 Nov
2013

Sushi Ran Restaurant Review, Sausalito

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 7th, 2013

Sushi Ran Sausalito Exterior

Sushi Ran is a popular Japanese restaurant in Sausalito run by chef Taka Toshi. They describe their food as “vibrant fusion of traditional Japanese and Pacific cuisine”. Since 1986 they have been serving up top notch Japanese food in Marin. They have the standard Japanese fare you would expect, including Omakase (Trust the chef) plus lots of dinner specials and cooked items. They have an extensive wine and sake collection. You can eat in the main dining room or in the sake and wine bar next door that has an outdoor patio. Our last visit was in the summer of 2014.

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25 Oct
2013

Boulevard Restaurant San Francisco Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 25th, 2013

Be sure to read Boulevard: The Cookbook

Boulevard San Francisco Exterior

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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.

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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.

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