The Blue Plate
- Julie B.
Has anyone eaten there? Do you know if the wait is very long or do they take reservations. Thanks.
I was there twice about a year ago. I called ahead about an hour and asked to reserve a table on the porch -- which overlooks a pretty courtyard -- and they accommodated me. You can also eat outside in the courtyard if it's a nice night.
I'd agree with the assessment that it's good basic cooking -- similar to Street, the new place on Polk St. I remember liking the mizuna salad.
re: Julie B.
It's about the same as, or a dollar or so less expensive than Delfina.
Delfina has better food, but the advantages of Blue Plate are:
- you can usually get in without a reservation (let alone a reservation a couple of weeks in advance!)
- the atmosphere is more low-key
- food is often more down-home-ish
- people are nice in both places.
HI! I love the atmosphere and most of the food-
they do alot of unusual produce and good, high quality (Niman Ranch, etc) meats and local cheeses. Big on garlic! The atmosphere is very hip- and there's cool art on the walls and a turntable for spinning retro tunes. Desserts are not spectacular, but all in all, it's good, interesting & well prepared food-try the meatloaf!!