Local eating in San Fran's Noe Valley area

Feb 22nd, 2012, 06:32 AM
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Local eating in San Fran's Noe Valley area

My wife and I will be staying several weeks in the Noe Valley area. Need some help on the local places to have some good meals. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Feb 22nd, 2012, 07:27 AM
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A recommendation I took from this forum is Firefly (fireflyrestaurant.com). Wonderful food, charming and friendly ambiance. It was a bit of hike by cab from our Union Square hotel but worth. Ate there 3 times over the course of two visits.
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Feb 22nd, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Firefly, La Ciccia. Incanto, Fresca, Contigo, Ristorante Bacco. These are all fairly upscale, and I can recommend them all. There are many others not as expensive. I suspect that each one has a web site which will give you an idea of meals and prices.
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Feb 22nd, 2012, 07:59 AM
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For a reasonable lunch or dinner, we liked Chow's in nearby Castro. Very close to Noe Valley.
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Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Thanks for the info !!
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Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:25 AM
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I really enjoyed the Lovejoy Tea Room -
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Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Our Favorites:
- Incanto - "different" Italian
- Contigo - Spanish - excellent
- Firefly - Calif
- Pomelo - eclectic. 2nd or 3rd weekend of the month in Paella night. Great value
- Fattoush - middle eastern. Best dish is lamb w/ aged yoghurt & Rice. The menu states that it's the customer's favorite.
- Erics - Chinese
- Bacco - classic Italian
- Swat Dee - Thai

Savour - for breakfast or lunch.
Haystack - Pizza (we've had pizza here since '75)

In nearby Mission - Commonwealth - very creative. Reservations somewhat difficult
In the Castro - Frances - Michelin 1 star. Hard to get reservations

We've dined at all of these within the last year - except Bacco (2 years ago)

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Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:21 AM
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As an aside, I had my dinners from Haystack delivered for weeks on end after my first child was born (in 1984). Oh, that chicken and mushrooms was comfort food par excellence!
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Feb 24th, 2012, 11:09 AM
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This is such a great forum ! Thanks
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Feb 25th, 2012, 06:40 PM
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BTW, Chow's recommended above was listed on The Chronicle's 100 list for San Francisco's best restaurants for 2010. All organic. Also, recommended that year was Green's, a famous vegetarian restaurant. Enjoyed both. Don't know if these appeal to you or not, but both reasonably priced.
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Feb 26th, 2012, 09:10 AM
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I agree on Lovejoy's Tea Room. It is great for lunch. Wonderful pastries and savory sandwiches to choose from. (I even ordered coffee, instead of tea!)
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