The story: Bao Down is considered an Asian fusion restaurant that gets its name for the Chinese-style steamed buns on the menu. It’s originally from Vancouver, B.C. where it has three locations. This month it opened its first U.S. outpost in San Francisco’s Executive Hotel Vintage Court near Union Square, which formerly housed the brief […]Read the full post →
I’m quite familiar with Café de la Presse, the San Francisco French bistro that sits prominently at the corner of Grant and Bush Streets under the shadows of Chinatown’s Dragon Gate.
During my frequent trips to Chinatown, I would pass by the café and marvel at its press theme (as a former journalist I feel […]Read the full post →
Opened in 1997, Farallon made a big splash as a high-end seafood restaurant with the décor by renowned restaurateur Pat Kuleto and sophisticated seafood dishes by Chef Mark Franz.
I recall visiting years ago for a celebration dinner – because the price point made it one of those special occasion dining destinations – and marveled […]Read the full post →
The story: For many years, the French restaurant Fleur de Lys was the place many people went for a special, celebratory dinner. And why not? The atmosphere with the dramatic draped tenting creates a festive but elegant dining room, which featured the award-winning food of celebrated Chef Hubert Keller. Chef Keller’s dishes gained him notoriety, […]Read the full post →
London is probably one of my favorite cities in the world, but whenever I tell friends that I like to travel there, they always remind me how British grub isn’t all that.
I tell them they’re wrong. That the dining scene in London is fighting that reputation and coming out with destination restaurants for food […]Read the full post →
Restaurants and bars have a challenge in Union Square, where they’re up against the fact that locals think they’re over-run by tourists. And when you’re tucked on the second floor of a boutique hotel, it can be downright a mystery.
But sometimes places in Union Square provide that old San Francisco charm, and that’s very much […]Read the full post →
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- A Bit of French Provencal in Berkeley at the New Les Arceaux Cafe and Wine Bar
- A Review of The Temple Club in Oakland
- A Review of Japanese Italian Dishes at Pesce e Riso in San Francisco
- A Review of Brunch at Villon in San Francisco
- A Review of Hinodeya Ramen Bar in San Francisco
- First Look at Copper Spoon in Oakland