Great restaurant near a BART Stop
- East Point Cook May 26, 2004 11:48 AM
I have a limited amount of time next Thursday to have a great lunch which coming from and back to the SFO airport.
I'm also trying to avoid an expensive taxi ride.
Are there any great restaurants very near a BART stop, which would make it easily accessible to get from and back to the train?
You didn't mention cost, but Boulevard is about a four minute walk (one short and one long block) from the Embarcadero BART station. Boulevard most certainly qualifies as a place where you can get a great lunch.
Another great choice -- Jeanty at Jacks -- is five blocks (six or seven minutes) from the Montgomery St. station.
The BART ride from the airport to the Embarcadero station is about 33 minutes and the maximum wait time for a train could be 15 minutes (if you just miss a train). You need to plan 2 hours for gate to restaurant to gate plus lunch time. You might be able to do this with a three-hour layover. If you get strapped for time, a cab ride back to the airport will take 20 minutes and cost about $40.
Across the street from the Millbrae Caltrain Station is a Japanese style restaurant: OSHO.
Across El Camino from the Millbrae Caltrain Station is the Hong Kong Flower Lounge, a Chinese style restaurant.
I reference the Caltrain station because I don't know exactly where the Millbrae BART station is, but the two transit systems connect at the Millbrae Caltrain station.
Mi Lindo Yucatan (24th St. station)
Tartine (16th St.)
Yank Sing (Montgomery)
Slanted Door (Embarcadero)
If you're really strapped for time, walk over to the international terminal - there's a branch of Ebisu, the very popular Sunset District sushi restaurant, as well as one of Emporio Rulli, an Italian style cafe that serves great cappuccinos, sandwiches, and pastries. There are other places, too... Anyone else have in-airport recommendations? I've linked the airport's web site for more information.
I like Firewood Cafe for salads, thin-crust pizzas and pastas. The SFO location is nice; it doesn't feel like you're in a terminal. You can't hear any loudspeaker announcements and the decor is very nice. It's just inside the main entrance to the international terminal, and just downstairs from where the AirTrain lets you off. Couldn't be easier.