1517 Shattuck Ave.bet. Cedar & Vine Sts.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Delivers on its reputation. Everything you've heard about this 'birthplace of California cuisine' is true. The preparations are simple and straightforward but impeccably executed. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. A bit of a haul for peninsula types like ourselves, but we'll be back.
230 California St.bet. Battery & Front Sts.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Upscale yet reasonable (think Mission prices vs. FiDistrict where this is located), Italian. Handmade pastas were very good (Short RIb Papardelle was standout). The room is well appointed though pretty big and loud, thus service suffered a bit. That said, the food was very good. Reccomended.