Dominique Crenn, chef-owner of Atelier Crenn
When it comes to à la carte, less is more in San Francisco’s restaurants—they’re upping the ante with prix fixe and tasting menus. Start at $50 per person and work your way up to the big bucks.
This spring, SoMa restaurant AQ is tossing its à la carte and going straight for a fourcourse, prix fixe offering (about $50) and a full tasting menu (about $80) that will rank among the city’s best deals.
1085 Mission St. (near 7th St.), 415-341-9000
Bar bites are kaput at Keiko à Nob Hill, which, beginning February 19, offers only a full, 13- to 15-course tasting menu for $175.
1250 Jones St. (at Clay St.), 415-829-7141
Dominique Crenn (above) wants “to tell a story” with Atelier Crenn’s new expanded tasting menus. On weekdays, there’s a $120, 7- to 10-course signature menu. For $195, you get the total grand experience.
3127 Fillmore St. (near Filbert St.), 415-440- 0460
Originally published in the March issue of San Francisco