Bought a Fermob bistro table and chairs here last weekend and the staff was super helpful. Gina and Jeff helped us try out a lot of different color combinations to see what we liked best. My wife and I are really happy with the set, but it's good to know that they have a great exchange policy too in case we changed our mind. In the end, the price was better than anywhere else we looked.
These guys are awesome. Sy and Brandon were able to move more in 3 hours than me and 9 friends were able to move the entire previous day. I'm pretty sure they are super heroes. Also, they were both super polite, really careful with everything and they even arrived early. Highly recommended.
Peter Haley was very professional and helped to make our wedding awesome. He invited us to his home and also came out to our venue several times to make sure that he had a firm grasp of the layout. Our wedding and reception were spread over a large outdoor and indoor area and he made sure that he had a solid plan for setting up and moving around his gear.
We gave him a pretty diverse song list: everything from oldies, motown, 80's, classic rock, hip-hop and everything in between. Not only did he know all of the songs, but he seemed genuinely excited about them and provided great recommendations for other songs that he thought we would like. He also had some great suggestions for the actual ceremony.
On the day of, everything went off without a hitch , he kept the dance floor packed and all of the transitions went smoothly.
All in all, Peter was a great choice and we highly recommend him.
San Francisco has no shortage of restaurants that serve top-notch food so it really takes something extra to stand apart from the crowd. Sure, Isa serves some of the best ceviche in the country, sure they can cook butterfish to perfection, but it is the extra little details that move Isa into the 5-star realm.
The outside patio really adds a lot to the atmosphere. In an area where many restaurants try to cram as many seats as possible in impossibly tight quarters, it is refreshing to have such a wide open space.
The waitstaff functioned as a cohesive unit and they genuinely seemed to take pride in their art. Despite being full to capacity, the server promptly came over and took his time while he introduced himself and the menu. You could actually sense his enthusiasm and excitement for the quality of the food. Just before the point where it started so seem that he would be overwhelmed with the crowd, the busser would appear and assist with the order.
Finally, to seal the deal, the provided a great little birthday experience. Not only did they bring out a complimentary flourless chocolate cake and fresh vanilla bean ice cream, but they included some free Icewine which happens to be our favorite type of after dinner wine.
Without a doubt the best meal I have had in the Bay Area. That being said, the Sushi is really not that special and I would recommend a lot of other places over this for pure Nigiri excellence (Sushi Bistro comes to mind). It is the chef's incredible creativity and the incredible service that really make it shine.
We knew we wanted Sake and they helped us narrow done some choices from the massive menu. The waitress then brought over some extra cups that she thought we would like, free of charge!
The highlights of the meal were the red wine braised Kobe short ribs, the tea smoked ocean trout, the truffle oil fried potatoes, the calamari/red chile/peanut salad, and of course the desert sampler.
This place has great Nigiri and a vary friendly chef. That is a deadly combination for a delicious sushi destination. They are very generous with their cuts and happy to discuss the the origins/history of different fish. I think they have some weird rolls too if you're into that stuff.
This place is very nice. After a night of drunken mayhem, what could be be better than relaxing in a nice peaceful garden courtyard.
French toast is different from any I have had before and so good. Usually I think Challah makes hands down the best. Here it is regular bread and kind of crispy.
Also they have bottomless mimosas for $7.50. I think that needs a few more exclamation points so here they are: !!!
This place is pretty much perfect. I especially recommend it for a cloudy/rainy day. If you are sick its even better. Enormous bowls of fragrant broth and heaping mounds mounds of noodles, vegetables, and/ or meat make everything better. And its quick and easy. This is one of those places that is more than the sum of the parts.
Let me preface this by saying I went here to break the fast after this year's Yom Kippur. This is good and bad. I could have been eating old triscuits out of a paper bag and probably given it 5 stars. I figured, what better way to break a fast though than gorging myself on delicious meat.
To sum it up, I broke my fast with:
1) A big iron pan of shrimp
2)A great appetizer consisting of a mozzarella/marscapone mix and fresh heirloom tomatoes
3)A huge bone-in New York steak that was quite literally one of the best I have ever consumed
4)2 twice-baked potatoes
5)A plate of swiss chard (I never knew swiss chard could be this good)
6)A kir-Royal sherbet. For those that don't know Kir Royal is a divinely inspired cocktail consisting of Chamord and Champaign. Perfect for any celebration. Now it exists in sherbet form and it is amazing.
The only possible downside is that the decor looks like the interior of a circus tent but I thought that was actually kind of cool.
Oh yeah and don't look at the bill. Just assume you will spend a lot and don't ruin the great experience by worrying about it.