The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

    After distinguishing the kitchens of such Northern California institutions as Charles Nob Hill, Aqua, and the French Laundry, executive chef Ron Siegel now perfects his classic French style at the Ritz.

    Specialties: The nine-course tasting menu may include a roasted chicken breast that Siegel makes extra moist with a white-port reduction sauce.

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