Former President Bill Clinton was in town for World AIDS Day (he made a speech while at the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, which he designated a national monument 21 years ago). That evening, he dined at SAM’S GRILL AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT with friends Mark Buell and Susie Tompkins Buell. He had the pan-seared halibut and roasted acorn squash. He was gracious and kind and offered to take a photo with the staff at the end of the evening.
Owner Peter Quartaroli said: “He told us all that he has eaten all over the world. There are times that the ambiance is great and the food isn’t so great; and times the food is great and the ambiance isn’t. He said we have both great food and ambiance, he felt very comfortable and loved the evening. We were very pleased to have him here.”