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Scala's Bistro

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Smart leather-and-wood booths, a pressed-tin ceiling, a menu of rustic Italian (and a few French) dishes, a steady hum of activity—it's hard not to like the big-city feel of this hotel dining room. Fritto misto of shrimp, squid, and fennel; orecchiette with spicy sausage and broccoli; and a grilled pork chop are among the evening's hearty choices from chef Jen Biesty. The room is open late, making it a welcome destination for pizzettas and dessert—with sweet successes like the Bostini cream pie and Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! (a chocolate creation of mousse, pecan crust, gelato, and sauce).

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  • Address: Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 432 Powell St., Union Sq., San Francisco, CA 94122 | Map It
  • Phone: 415/395–8555
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  • Location: Union Square
Updated: 04-30-2013

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    best fish ever!

    We ate here in Aug. 2006 when in town for a wedding. My husband had sea bass and said it was the best he ever had! I can't remember what everyone else had but it was all good. We had a nice round corner booth for our party of 6 ( we had to change our reservation from 2 to 4 to 6 as family members kept inviting themselves and the hostess was very nice about it!! ) Would definitely recommend it!

    by Donna_M, 1/20/07

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