Dr. Alan R. Malouf may best be known to readers of Haute Living as one of San Francisco’s most dashing men. Impeccable in dress and manner, he’s at the top of everyone’s preferred guest list, whether in his home town or while visiting friends in New York, Los Angeles, Paris or London. But he’s far more than a great dinner companion and friend, he is also respected as one of the City’s best dentists. His practice in Union Square takes pride in offering the most advanced dentistry in a modern, comfortable setting, where patients can be provided optimal dental care in total comfort.
Where were you born: San Francisco
How long in San Francisco: All my life!
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Occupation: Dentist, private practice
Favorite restaurant: A tie between Gary Danko and Quince
Best steakhouse: I don’t eat red meat often!
Best sushi: Sushi Ran in Sausalito, no question!
Best ethnic food: E&O for Southeast Asian cuisine
Best Italian: Perbacco and Farina
Best pizza: Delphina
Best lunch: Town Hall
Best place for late night dining: The Bars at Gary Danko and Jardinierre
Best dessert: Sweet Things (Laurel Village and Tiburon)
Best place for a romantic date: My place!
Best Sunday brunch: Town’s End
Hautest club and/or lounge: Vessel
Best place for a power business meeting: Le Central
Alan Malouf with friend Arianna Huffington at the 2009 Opera Opening
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Ritz Carlton
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Union Square/Wilkes Bashford and Neiman Marcus
Best place to buy jewelry/watches: Cartier
Best spa: Nob Hill Spa
Best gym/athletic facility: Sports Club LA at the Four Seasons Hotel
Best massage: Nob Hill Spa
Best limousine/driving services: Music Express
Favorite charity event: Napa Valley Festival del Sole
Favorite cultural event: Opening of the Opera
Favorite cultural institution: Legion of Honor
Best museum/exhibit: De Young/”Birth of Impressionism”
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Presidio. I also like Mission Dolores and the Gold Rush buildings in Jackson Square, principally Jackson Street between Montgomery and Sansome.
All-around favorite locale in San Francisco, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other: Pacific Heights
Best aspect of San Francisco: The hills and vistas; the ocean and bay; small city yet offers cultural advantages of a big city.