Monday, March 3, 2008

Bobo's Steak

I've had a lot of steaks in my life. I've eaten them at many different places. I've gotten it at a few fancy restaurants before, and I've nearly always concluded that these steaks are no better than the ones I cook at home. In some cases, I find it even worse (esp. for the money). Before this night, I had concluded the only slab of meal you can't cook at home that is worth getting in a restaurant is the prime rib, which is really hard to cook well at home (though I plan on trying it at some point).

However, last week, I had a steak at Bobo's, and I have to say it was the best meal I've had in San Francisco. The steak was absolutely amazing. When I dream about what a slab of beef tastes like -- this was it.

Boboquivari's is a fancy steak restaurant in the Marina district in San Francisco. My favorite cut of meat is a Ribeye, but they didn't have that, so I was stuck deciding between a bone-in New York Strip or a bone-in Filet Mignon. I chose the former, and I'm glad I did. The filet was a little more tender, but the flavor of the new york was out of this world.

So if you like steak and are in SF, summon the courage to splurge a little on a nice steak (this is the jew telling you that, so you know it's good). We definitely splurged when we went there and ended up spending $90 a person there. You don't have to spend that much to have a good meal, but there were some other good things we got. The crab, mussel, and shrimp platter we got as an appetizer was filled with butter and garlic and quite tasty. The sides were also pretty good, especially the onion rings. For dessert we had some cones with chocolate mousse in them -- another good choice. However, you're going for the steak, and you won't regret it.

At any rate, I definitely plan on trying some more steak places in the city, but I will no doubt be making a pilgrimage to Bobo's every once in a while. I just hope it'll be half as good as my first time.

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