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In Situ, San Francisco

In Situ San Francisco Menu

Why did we dine here? – In Situ serves the best dishes from famous chefs around the world. Corey Lee (Benu, Monsieur Benjamin) gets recipes from cooks and replicates them as he best can. The dishes may not be the same as ones being served at those restaurants today. Older variants might be when is being copied.

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Monsieur Benjamin, San Francisco

Monsieur Benjamin San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Monsieur Benjamin is the long awaited French restaurant from Corey Lee of Michelin Starred Benu. There has been a vacuum of French restaurants in the last several years, and hopefully this new establishment will fulfill the need for fine French food. Across the street is one of the long standing fine French restaurants, Absinthe.

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benu restaurant Review, San Francisco

benu San Francisco exterior decor

benu is the long awaited new restaurant in SF from French Laundry Alum and James Beard Award-winning chef Corey Lee. His old boss Thomas Keller is a partner in this new venture and has a wine locker by the front door. benu is housed where Hawthorne Lane used to be. We dined early on, during their 3rd week of operation. benu is a small product driven restaurant focused on contemporary American cuisine. benu is an Egyptian word and that stands for the phoenix, a symbol of something constantly renewing. benu received Two Michelin stars for 2012. The 17 course fixed price menu now costs $180. A la carte is offered Tuesday through Thursday.

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