a raw fish dish dressed with olive oil, sea salt, and citrus juice, and sometimes vinegar.
My mom and aunt still being in town, David and I got out Saturday night to Bar Crudo. It's a two and a half block walk from home, and it is our favorite (well, there's NOPA, too, but NOPA had a two hour wait by the time we got there). We eat at Bar Crudo whenever we can. From the food to the wine to the service (like NOPA) it never disappoints.
Ono w/ grapefruit, jalepeño relish, micro cilantro, black lava salt (L); arctic char (this is incredible) w/horseradish crème fraiche, wasabi tobiko, dill (R).
Seriously. Eat as much of the arctic char as you can.
Northwestern oysters up next.
This is an ever-evolving menu. Our jaws dropped when we saw bone marrow on the menu. We ended up eating two orders of the delicious stuff. David grew up eating marrow, and the first time I tried it, years ago, I was sold. So delicious.
The gigantic beer list.
Prawns. Look what's lurking in the background. Liquid crack!
This clam chowder is THE BEST CHOWDER and possibly THE BEST FOOD I've ever tasted. You won't understand until you try it. I grew up in New Hampshire. I know all things clam chowder. But this, this is it.
We were such amazing guests, apparently, that our wonderful server comped our dessert. A tray of chocolates and two glasses of Moscato. We did a good job on it.
I would've loved to show you my new Stop Staring dress I wore on our date from another angle, but I am just not photographing well right now. Must be something about not sleeping well or getting old, or what I really think is happening, the iPhone takes terrible photos of people! We took several photos at dinner of ourselves, and I couldn't use any of them. Here's the back, the front is even more adorable.
What a meal! If you live in San Francisco and enjoy raw fish and great cooking, you've got to get out to Bar Crudo. It's still secret enough that you can get in on a Saturday night with a minimal wait and no reservation. It's incredible.
We are so happy to have my mother here, and the babysitting is an extra bonus. Here's what was waiting for me when we got home, of course: