Pier 33 @ Bay Street
(864-8999) Business Casual
A striking view of the bay provides a
beautiful backdrop to a chic, lofty dining room and a bar backed dramatically
in lapis-blue. Butterfly offers innovative California Asian cuisine prepared
with a rich palette of tantalizing flavors and close attention to authenticity.
The environment is elegant, yet relaxed with a mix of large and small
tables all with waterfront views of the bay.
Folsom at 3rd Street (Moscone Center/SOMA)
(546-9711) Business Casual/Casual
Locals have voted this convenient downtown
spot the City's best Thai cuisine. ($20) L, D.
Grant Ave @ Clay (Chinatown)
(989-8188) Business Casual
Since the 1930s, celebrities, politicians,
local personalities and visitors have enjoyed lunch, dinner and banquets
at the Four Seas Restaurant. The atmosphere has a traditional elegance
accented by artwork, Chinese pottery and white tablecloth
service - yet prices are highly affordable for individuals and groups.($30)
L,D, Dim Sum.
Cosmo Place between Sutter & Post off Taylor (Union Square)
(931-3600) Business Casual/Dressy
This sophisticated enclave off Union Square
has received rave critical acclaim for its contemporary interpretation
of French/Vietnamese fare. (($37) D only . Upstairs, the more casual “pho
bar” and lounge is very popular and features affordable Vietnamese “street
fare” and a full bar menu.
Ellis Street btwn Mason & Cyril Magnin (Union Square)
(931-3600) Business Casual/Casual
The kind of Indian food Columbus was searching
for! From PBS to the Galloping Gourmet, chef/owner Ranjan Dey is considered
the top U.S. source for the history and experience of the cuisine of India.
Housed in a historic 1914 ballroom with Remillard brick walls and original
antique tiles, you'll feel as if you are dining with a Maharaja. L,D ($30).
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