Rubicon Restaurant

Since opening in March of 1994, Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco has received numerous accolades for food and wine selection. This sophisticated venue can accommodate up to 70 seated guests in the private rooms for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.

Rubicon is the kind of power restaurant that attracts business executives, celebrities, VIPs and others wanting to take part in the party. For some it might be stuffy or even corporate, but one thing is for sure, Rubicon has class.

Chef Scott Newman preserves the Rubicon style (a mix of California and French) of food with great plates like the duck with dried figs - John Dory (a flat, oval fish) with truffle-braised onions - lamb with eggplant. There are also highly recommended tasting menus paired creatively with great wine selections.

Master sommelier Larry Stone presents a "spectacular" wine list and the last couple of pages even feature wines under $40. Larry Stone even has his own wine, Deux Chapeaux, which you should try.