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May 1st, 2003, 09:01 PM
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SF dining

I am looking for some recommendations for restaurants in SF. I will be staying on Nob Hill, but have no problem traveling to other neighborhoods. Any type of cuisine is fine. Looking for moderately priced, but if there's an expensive place that I need to try, I'm willing. I'm also looking for some ideas for breakfast and lunch spots. Thanks!
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May 1st, 2003, 09:56 PM
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Strongly recommend Boulevard, Harris' for steaks, and Fifth Floor. None are moderate adn all need reservations, but worth the money and effort. Stay clear of the chains (Ruth Chris, Mortons, etc.). They're bland and the same experience can be had in any other city.
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May 2nd, 2003, 01:47 AM
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Glink...thanks for your help!
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May 2nd, 2003, 04:01 AM
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Take a look at chowhound.com. You'll be overwhelmed with information--San Francisco is a great restaurant town!
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May 2nd, 2003, 05:19 AM
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I've never heard of chowhound.com. I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip!
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May 2nd, 2003, 05:33 AM
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www.chowhound.com is a blast...As a seafood eater I must tell you I loved Scoma's in S.F. on the waterfront and they had the best boullubaise (sp) and I noticed that the clients were a combination of tourists (us) and locals.
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May 2nd, 2003, 08:26 AM
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Hello jamie jeff,
I had a fabulous dinner last week at Zare on Sacramento Street. It's near Sacramento and Sansome, so it would be downhill from Nob Hill and then perhaps a cable car ride back up! The $45 tasting menu was four courses and more than I could finish. Maybe you'll encounter the owner, often described as "swashbuckling" and "charming" - he has several restaurants now, but this is the original Zare, and his touch hasn't faltered.

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May 2nd, 2003, 12:47 PM
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Has anyone ever eaten at Tadich Grill?
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May 2nd, 2003, 01:30 PM
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Hello jamie_jeff, we visited SF last week and had a wonderful dinner at the Boulevard restaurant. The conceirge at our hotel highly recommended it and it certainly surpassed our expectations. It was not inexpensive, but definitely worth the money that we spent on dinner. Have a great time!
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May 2nd, 2003, 02:21 PM
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We usually hit Tadich's once a year but last year found it a bit tired...but still a decent place for the money and it is still a SF institution!

We also ate dinner last Sat. night at the "new" old Washington Square Bar and Grill.
Pretty darn good again after going thru a few reincarnations the past 2-3 yrs.

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May 2nd, 2003, 02:47 PM
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I have another question....where's the best place for seafood?
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May 2nd, 2003, 02:49 PM
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Washington Street Bar and Grill-also known as the "Washbag" -very good eats. A local place with neighborhood flavor,moderate prices and great food is Liverpool Lil's on Lyon at the edge of the Marina & Pacific Heights neighborhoods at the old main gate of the Presidio. Very good & reasonable! till going stong
 
May 2nd, 2003, 03:33 PM
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Tadich is fun/unique, definately quirky. If you go try the Hangtown Fry (omlette with oysters and bacon). For seafood Aqua and Farallon are very good but pricey, Swan Oyster Depot has good walk-up raw bar on Polk St., and the cioppino at Alioto's is terrific.
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If you like northern Italian food, I highly reocmmend Pane e Vino at 3011 Steiner (and Union). I believe it's reviewed in the restaurant section here--it's delicious and reasonably priced.
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May 2nd, 2003, 10:05 PM
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This is great! I really appreciate everyone's recommendations.
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May 3rd, 2003, 12:32 PM
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Does anyone have sushi recommendations?
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I will definitely agree that Zare' is wonderful. Ask for a corner booth. Great food and great service. Enjoy your stay!
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