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Jul 4, 2006 12:05 AM

Noe Valley

Hi there.

I recently moved up the hill from the Mission to Noe. After being in the neighborhood a couple of weeks, I am only just beginning to pick out the local favorite spots including Fresca (amazing ceviche), Cloe's (breakfast to die for), and Eric's (great chinese!).

I have a feeling that there are more gems tucked amid the neighborhood's charming residential blocks and would love to hear what chowhounds recommend.


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  1. Check out Firefly. Starts with Californian cuisine, but branches out from there. Upscale neighborhood restaurant.
    4288 24th St
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    (415) 821-7652
    Cross Street: Douglass Street

    KQED's Check, Please! Bay Area featured Firefly on an episode. At the following link you can read the guests' review of Firefly, see a photo gallery and watch the episode (if you have broadband 'Net access).

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      1. Though I haven't been there for a while, I did enjoy a nice dinner at Le Zinc. I also really like Noe Valley Bakery for baked goods, especially the breadsticks. For the homecook, Cook's Boulevard is a nice little shop with friendly and knowledgable staff.

        1. Lupa is good, as is Bacco (although I admittedly haven't been to either in a while). Hamano is good for sushi, if a bit lacking in ambience. Outer Noe, near Glen Park, has Deep Sushi, and there's a new Sardinian place call La Ciccia (didn't love my first visit but am going to give it another chance). I think a few more restaurants will be opening in that area soon, too.

          1. I love Incanto and Fattoush is pretty good too. I'll second Fresca and Bacco and Firefly -- all very nice. Eric's is OK, but I prefer to get take-out rather than eat there. La Ciccia is awesome and one of my new favorite restaurants.