Frascati is a "not so secret anymore" gem tucked into the charming Russian Hill corridor on Hyde Street. With an attentive staff, inventive menu, and magical atmosphere, it's the kind of place that will foster great memories. It's like a sepia tone photo. The seasonal menu emphasizes fresh mediteranean dishes and is complemented by a great wine list. Great for a romantic dinner or a gathering of good friends. Not Gary Danko expensive but definitely a splash out.
PROS: Great food, magical atmosphere
CONS: No parking
Blo, located in Hayes Valley, is a great find. Each of the stylists rents a chair so they are all independent. I saw Sara Hix and got a great new look for $65. I had no idea what I wanted but Sara was able to work with my hair and coax out a new look that is fresh and sophisticated while still easy to maintain. She listened to me and my needs and then used her skill to give me a great cut.
Far East is a fun restaurant. The old Opium dens, ornate chandeliers, and big tables with lazy susans add to the fun, touristy atmosphere. The food is good, the staff very friendly.
PROS: Fun Chinatown spot.
I both given and received Bloomers bouquets. They do a great job using seasonal flowers and creating really charming arrangements.
They have a charming shop in Pacific Heights.
PROS: Innovative arrangements
This is a very nice attitude free club. While it may not be as chi chi as Equinox or Sports Club LA, it's convenient and friendly. The parking lot is convenient and the day care is great. The work out room in the ladies' lock room is great. The spa is terrific and accessible. I actually work out four times a week because the Bay Club is so easy.
PROS: Convenient and attitude free
Have used Lautze and Lautze for a few years. They are expensive but worth it. They provide excellent service, assist clients with all thier tax issues and are happy to make referrals to related businesses.
CONS: Full service and thus expensive
This is a great diner. You can choose between salads and burgers or full fledged mains. The homemade pickles are fantastic. There's a full bar and a good wine list. The wait staff is attentive and very family friendly.
Beware the tap water is the worst I have ever tasted in my life.
PROS: Great burgers
This is a great, family friendly sushi restaurant. There's not much atmosphere but the service is friendly and that prices are reasonable too. The menu has a good variety of sushi and nonsushi items.
And they do free delivery on take out orders.
PROS: Good prices, good variety, good fish
CONS: No parking, little atmosphere
Dr. Murakami and her staff a very attentive and thorough. They follow up when there's an issue, handle billing failrly and effectively and give great cleanings.
PROS: Thorough cleanings and freindly staff
CONS: Dr. M doesn't always run on time
Dr. Brown is thorough and quick. He walks you though the whole process and lets you know what is happening each step of the way. I got an appointment right away and he and his staff were very attentive. If I ever need another root canal, I'll call him.
PROS: Easy to get an appointment and good follow up