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SeattleSeafoodLover Jan 12, 2004 07:16 PM

Some friends and I are attending a conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center for five days and am looking for some recommendations. I like tapas, asian food (everything from sushi to Chinese lobster), and any food that's interesting and tasty. Seafood irrespective of how it's prepared is our usual favorite. We're all well off so price isn't an obstacle (although pretentious places are a big turn off). Immersive decor is also a plus. We're willing to drive to restaurants (especially if the sights on the way are good). The trip will run over a weekend, and we're big brunch lovers so brunch suggestions especially appreciated. Good breakfast joints would be good too. Thanks in advance.

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    Ruth Lafler Jan 12, 2004 07:32 PM

    Seafood plus amazing decor equals Farallon.

    Seafood plus historic San Francisco ambiance equals Tadich.

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      nja Jan 12, 2004 07:50 PM

      Additionally...

      Seafood + tapas (or ciccheti, to use the Venetian term) + Italian = Pesce
      http://www.chowhound.com/california/boards/sanfrancisco/messages/64040.html

      There are a few Nuevo Latino places that do good seafood. Of the ones I'm familiar with, Limon and Fresca are probably the best at seafood, while Alma is stronger elsewhere.
      http://www.chowhound.com/california/b...

      Spanish style tapas plus microbrewed beer are available at Thirsty Bear, less than a block from Moscone.

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        Chino Wayne Jan 12, 2004 08:39 PM

        Back when I had to travel to S.F. frequently in the 1980's I truly treasured Tadich Grill.

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          The Chowhound Team Jan 13, 2004 04:30 PM

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          Eddie Bennet Jan 13, 2004 09:37 AM

          I just was in San Francisco over Christmas, visiting from New York City. The single best eating experience I had were the spectacularly fresh oysrters at the Hog Island Oyster bar at the Ferry Building Market Place. The oysters are raised in nearby Tomales Bay. The Belon style were my favorites. In addition to the oysters there is a small menu of chowder, some clam and oyster dishes and a small but good wine list.

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