For a while last year, 71 St. Peter seemed to have faded a bit. The menu seemed a bit tired. I am happy to report that we went last night with four out-of-town guests, and were delighted by everything. The restaurant has come roaring back to the top of its game. Three of us ordered their imaginative summer five course tasting menu--every bite a culinary masterpiece, and a tremendous bargain at $32.00 with an equally great bargain of unusual wine pairings for each course at $18.00. The other members of our party had one of the restaurant's signature dishes--grilled duck, with duck confit, which arrived hot, crispy and extraordinarily flavorful. The entire meal was a treat, with superbly attentive service throughout. 71 St. Peter is unquestionably one of the finest restaurants in Northern California, and one of the great culinary bargains anywhere.
Pros: large, varied wine list; wonderful, imaginative food; great service, and ambiance
Cons: none. Our experience was delightful