Haute Secrets: Alan Malouf’s Guide to San Francisco

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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.

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