Why did we dine here? – Sorrel occupies the space that once housed Nico. Alexader Hong (Quince, Jean Georges) started doing popups in 2015 and moved to this spot in 2018. James Beard Rising Star Finalist. They received One Michelin Star in 2019.
Why did we dine here? – Best Restaurant in the USA? Dine here at 50% off! Eleven Madison Park is a well respected American restaurant situated at 11 Madison Avenue in the Flatiron District of New York City. Three Michelin stars were awarded in 2016. The restaurant was recently ranked #3 in the World by The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list.
Why did we dine here? – Animal Restaurant is a popular place in trendy Los Angeles. The award winning chef owns several restaurants. This particular one focuses on meaty dishes, at extremely reasonable prices. We had to give it a try and were not disappointed.
Why did we dine here? – The Plant Organic Cafe is a small local chain of restaurants focusing on organic and vegetarian oriented cuisine. The menu features many vegetarian items along with seafood and even cocktails. They have locations in Mill Valley, San Francisco at Pier 3, Downtown, and the Marina. We dined at their Burlingame location. Next door is a cafe where you can get Blue Bottle Coffee, their trademark smoothies, as well as baked goods. We really enjoyed their selection of vegan cookies, cupcakes, desserts. There are few places with this variety.
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.
Why did we dine here? – 1760 is a New American restaurant from Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham who run Italian powerhouse Acquerello. Named for its street address, this place has received some positive press and coupled with their pedigree, it was an easy decision to give it a try. Far more casual than their other restaurant, this place has industrial modern decor and even has a long communal table. A long narrow bar is situated on one wall. This space has housed many restaurants over the years including the good old Rendezvous cafe.
Why did we dine here? – Outerlands has established the outer sunset into a foodie destination. No reservations, so there is a line out the door before the place opens. Lana Porcello and David Muller have created an oasis in this cold drab, often foggy part of town where the Muni Metro clanks through every couple minutes. We came for lunch and waited 20 minutes. On another occasion we had dinner.