San Francisco has no shortage of restaurants, fine dining or otherwise, with menus boasting crazy high prices. Seven dollar bacon strips anyone?
The city's newly-opened Avery restaurant isn't any different in that sense. The prix-fixe East Asian-infused eatery takes reservations through Tock, the high-dollar restaurant equivalent of OpenTable that allows guests to reserve and pay for meals beforehand. No post-meal payment needed.
The restaurant is currently offering three menus: Cello Player, a smaller course plan for $89 a person, Avery's Room, a reservation for six to eight people featuring a special menu from the kitchen, and the seafood-themed Bouquet of the Sea for $189 a pop.
I took a gander at the latter during a recent visit to Avery and concluded that when it comes to eating in this city, you get what you pay for — which in this case is 10 meticulously-crafted, delicious dishes for $189 a person.
Here's what it was like.
In the city's Fillmore neighborhood, Avery's storefront is minimal and could be easy to miss if you aren't looking for it.
The entry way features a black slatted wall. We were seated behind it, in a cozy booth.
My friend helped himself to one of the fleecy knit blankets available by the front door — they're great for keeping guests warm in San Francisco's infamous chilly night air.
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