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Dinner

  • Scratch Restaurant Review, Mountain View

    Scratch is a new restaurant from Rob Fischer who runs Palo Alto Creamery, Reposado, and Gravity. This restaurant opened at the end of 2010. Fine Dining meets American Comfort Cuisine is…

  • Taste In Restaurant Review, Burlingame

    Taste In is a family owned Mediterranean deli and restaurant in Burlingame’s Broadway Street shopping district. They focus on Mediterranean cuisine including falafel’s, schawerma, kabobs and the like. This place opened…

  • Restaurant Mutsu Review, San Mateo

    Mutsu is a long-standing family run Japanese restaurant about 2 blocks from the CalTrain station that has been here for a while and probably hasn’t changed much. We’ve been to most…

  • Capannina Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Bargain of the century! Capannina is a small Italian restaurant is on Union Street that was featured on Check Please. The place looked attractive, so we decided to give it a…

  • Spicy Empire Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Spicy Empire is a Chinese restaurant that recently opened in the former location of Shanghai East. They focus on Sichuan Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on spicy dishes.…

  • Sahn Maru Korean BBQ Restaurant Review, Oakland

    Sahn Maru is a popular Korean restaurant in Oakland, located on Telegraph, home to many Korean restaurants. We decided to give it a try, having seen many reviews on the restaurant…

  • Jang Su Jang Restaurant Review, Santa Clara

    Jang Su Jang is a popular Korean restaurant in Santa Clara, located on El Camino Real, home to many Korean businesses. We decided to give it a try having seen many…

  • Armadillo Willy’s Restaurant Review

    Armadillo Willys is a local BBQ restaurant with 8 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was started in 1988 and offers ‘real Texas barbecue’ cooked over a wood fire.…

  • flour + water Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    flour + water is a wildly popular Italian restaurant in the Mission district of San Francisco. They focus on hand rolled pastas, house cured meats, and an Italian pizza oven. The…

  • Baume Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

    Baumé is a French Cuisine Moderne restaurant that uses a lot of molecular gastronomy techniques. The restaurant is named after the pioneering French chemist Antoine Baume. They recently received one Michelin…

  • La Folie Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    La Folie (the madness in French) is a long-running classic French Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill. It opened in 1988 and earned one Michelin Star. Chef owner Roland Passot…

  • Thaiger Thai Kitchen Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Thaiger Thai Kitchen recently opened in San Mateo and focuses on high food with local and organic ingredients. Most of their business is takeout, but they do have some seating.…

  • China Bee Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    China Bee is a Chinese Restaurant in Downtown San Mateo, near the Caltrain station. This restaurant has been here for at least 10 years and focuses on Taiwanese Chinese Cuisine. They…

  • The Counter Restaurant Review

    Another trendy fancy burger place… The Counter opened in 2006 and is another fancy casual restaurant located in the Palo Alto, California Avenue shopping district. They have locations in CA, CO,…

  • Hotaru Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Downtown San Mateo has a very high concentration of Japanese restaurants with one on almost every block. Hotaru is one of the best and most economical.  No surprise, there is a…

  • Crouching Tiger Restaurant Review, Redwood City

    Crouching Tiger Restaurant is a Chinese Sichuan, Hunan, and Mandarin style restaurant in downtown Redwood City on a Street full of different restaurants. Their name in Chinese is really Crouching Dragon.…

  • Ragazza Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Ragazza (Italian for girl) is the second restaurant by chef/owner Sharon Ardiana and opened in September 2010. Ragazza’s sister restaurant, top rated and our favorite pizza restaurant Gialina, located in the…

  • benu restaurant Review, San Francisco

    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…

  • Lei Garden Restaurant Review, Hong Kong

    Lei Garden is a well respected restaurant group with locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Macau. They opened location18 in Shanghai in 2010. We visited their location in the upscale…

  • South Beauty Restaurant Review, Shanghai

    South Beauty is a very beautiful restaurant located in the Super Brand Mall in Shanghai’s Pudong district. The view of the Bund was awesome from this location making us worry about…

  • Cafe des Amis Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Cafe des Amis (Amis means Friends in French) is a 3 week old classic French Brasserie on Union Street in middle of the Marina – Cow Hollow area, located were Restaurant…

  • Auberge du Soleil Restaurant Review, Rutherford

    Auberge du Soleil (Inn of the Sun) is a posh resort in the Napa Valley with a Michelin starred restaurant that opened in 1981. Executive Chef Robert Curry, formerly of Domain…

  • The Slanted Door Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    The Slanted Door is a famous modern Vietnamese restaurant located in San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Legendary chef Charles Phan’s empire includes several Out the Door restaurants and Hard Water. He failed…

  • Prospect Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Prospect is a long-awaited new restaurant from the Boulevard restaurant team – Nancy Oakes, Pam Mazzola, and Kathy King – located in the posh residential Infinity Tower complex of San Francisco’s…

  • Frances Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Frances is run by Melissa Perello, formerly of Charles Nob Hill and Fifth Floor, was winner of several accolades including San Francisco Chronicle’s rising star chef in 2002. Her California Cuisine…

  • Grand Palace Restaurant Review, South San Francisco

    Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant in downtown South San Francisco. This restaurant opened in 2005 and is located on a street with a wide variety of different…

  • Wayfare Tavern Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Wayfare Tavern is a new restaurant from celebrity chef Tyler Florence that opened earlier in the week. It is located in Rubicon’s old Financial District location. He is also opening Rotisserie…

  • Ame Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Ame Restaurant in San Francisco’s St. Regis Hotel serves up seasonal New American cuisine, blending of flavors from southern France, northern Italy and especially Japan. No sushi here though. Hiro Sone…

  • Ramen Dojo Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Ramen Dojo opened in San Mateo at legendary Santa Ramen’s original location back in 2010, no doubt hoping to capture some of its good karma. In fact it’s owned by chef-owner…

  • 5A5 Steak Lounge Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    5A5 Steak Lounge is a contemporary take on a Steakhouse, and is located in San Francisco’s Jackson Square area. They serve , 100% natural beef with no antibiotics or hormones. Executive…

  • Kirin Mandarin Restaurant Review, Vancouver, BC

    Kirin Mandarin is a well-respected Chinese restaurant in downtown Vancouver, which is named after a mythical dragon like monster. They have five locations in the greater Vancouver area. This particular location…

  • Araxi Restaurant Review, Whistler, BC, Canada

    Araxi Restaurant + Bar is a popular restaurant in Whistler’s village. They focus on British Columbia cuisine with lots of seafood. Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients including…

  • Baker and Banker Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Baker and Banker took over the space vacated by legendary Quince restaurant in 2009. They focus on upscale dishes using local and sustainable ingredients from nearby farms at reasonable prices, in…

  • Masa’s Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Masa’s Restaurant serves Contemporary French in Downtown San Francisco, not far from Union Square. Adjacent to Executive Hotel Vintage Court, they have been around for over 25 years. A long line…

  • Tsukiji Sushi Restaurant Review, Mill Valley

    Tsukiji Sushi is a Japanese Restaurant in downtown Mill Valley that opened in July 2009. Haruo Komatsu is the Sushi Chef, he was the head sushi chef at Sushi Ran for…

  • Tao Restaurant Restaurant Review, Las Vegas

    Tao Restaurant is a Asian fusion restaurant located in Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort. It opened in 2005 and is the #1 grossing restaurant in the United States. Tao has an outpost…

  • Zen Peninsula Lunch Dim Sum Restaurant Review

    Zen Peninsula is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae.  Millbrae is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area. It has been around since 2004…

  • Limon Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Limon is a Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district serving Nuveo Latin Fusion. It closed for 16 months due to a fire and recently reopened. Martin Castillo reopened Limon with…

  • Coi Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Coi (Pronounced Kwa, meaning calm, quiet, tranquil) is a Contemporary California Cuisine restaurant near the San Francisco Financial District and a couple feet from an SF Adult entertainment spot. Opened in…

  • Jin Sho Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

    Jin Sho Restaurant is a ‘Executive-Class’ Japanese restaurant run by 2 chefs formerly of Nobu in New York, Noriomi Kaneko and Ichiro Takahashi. They bought several dishes with them from their…

  • Shabu House Restaurant Review, Burlingame

    Shabu House is a Japanese Beef Fondue restaurant with locations in San Francisco and Burlingame. Shabu Shabu is a Japanese culinary dish which inspired from the Mongolian tradition of nabemono, or…

  • Spiedo Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Spiedo Restaurant is located in downtown San Mateo, across the street from Draegar’s supermarket. The restaurant, open in 1991, specializes in fine Italian cuisine and Daily Specials from the Venitian region.…

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