Lord Stanley (San Francisco, CA)

Lord Stanley
2065 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dining date: 7/1/16


Lord Stanley opened about a year ago and has garnered some high praise in its first year. It received a Michelin star in October and was added to Michael Bauer’s Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area list in April after getting 3 1/2 stars from him.

The food is from the husband/wife team of Carrie and Rupert Blease, formerly of Commonwealth and Central Kitchen. At Lord Stanley, they are cooking a refined cuisine described as modern European/Californian. A seven course tasting menu is available ($83), but we went a la carte on this evening.

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Stones Throw (San Francisco, CA)

Stones Throw
1896 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dining date: 12/28/14


For the past number of years, my cousins and I have taken my grandma out for a birthday dinner over the Christmas holiday. This year, we decided on a restaurant in close proximity to my grandmother, Stone’s Throw in the Russian Hill neighborhood. The new American restaurant has been a hit since opening just over a year ago and it would be a new restaurant for all six of us (except for one cousin who had visited previously).


We ordered a number of small plates to share and each ordered a main course.

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