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Randi Levenstein May 17, 2001 01:46 PM

What is a good fish restaurant in SF I am going to meet my uncle tomorrow night, FRI. reservations day of are hard so we will probably have to wait. Someone mentioned Rubicon, Pacific Cafe and McCormick and Shick. What do you think?

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    Dixie Day May 17, 2001 02:24 PM

    Try Hayes St. Grill--very nice fish place in Hayes Valley. Run by Patty Unterman, who's a local food writer and former restaurant critic. McCormick adn Kuleto's is kinda touristy--a chain place up in Ghirardelli Square.

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    1. re: Dixie Day
      Kit H. May 17, 2001 03:27 PM

      I agree about Hayes St. Grill. Have eaten there many times and find that it's a great place to get "comfort food". Everything is fresh and well cooked and the staff is pleasant and efficient. If you go early you may not have to wait as long.

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      Randy Salenfriend May 17, 2001 03:15 PM

      second that opinion on Hayes Street Grill. You might also try Yabbies' Coastal Kitchen on Polk, exceptional seafood. If your Uncle is an out of towner, you might consider Tadich or Sam's for a real taste of San Francisco.

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        Heather May 17, 2001 04:10 PM

        You can read at the link below what I wrote immediately following a trip to Pacific Cafe last year. To summarize, I was very pleased.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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          Jim H. May 17, 2001 11:05 PM

          If I had one night in SF for fish, I would go to Sam's Grill on Bush St and have a plate of the most delicious sand dabs in the world...smothered in melted butter. The only thing close is fresh cracked crab, sour bread and a bottle of cheap Chardonnay.

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          1. re: Jim H.
            Anne H. May 22, 2001 05:10 PM

            Yes that is a good suggestion. Great old style SF atmosphere. They do the best sand dabs, and I like to have it with asparagus in mustard sauce.

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