Now, more than ever, when we go to a high-end restaurant we want a peak experience. And now, more than ever, if you're going to open a new high-end restaurant, you ought to have a really good reason to do so — something of a mission. Restaurants in hotels exist a little outside this paradigm: Travelers expect food as part of the amenities of their resting places. Once, hotel restaurants weren't known for the quality of their food — experienced voyagers knew to venture outside their lodgings for interesting meals. But in San Francisco, that has changed. Some of our best restaurants are inside hotels: Michael Mina, Fifth Floor, and... More >>>