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In SF with Mom -- one night open

nosh Aug 17, 2006 10:00 PM

Meeting Mom, senior but lives younger, in SF for two nights early October. She is on her way to a China tour, so not the best time for Asian food. One dinner will be at Zuni -- looking forward to it, so interested in how to order for two or three rather than disses.

Second dinner is open. We won't have a car, staying Union Square area. I've been to Postrio and mom would like to see those clamshell lighting fixtures -- are they still there? Thinking I have to get to the Ferry Building during the day -- that'll probably take in lunch, but I hate not getting a burrito at La Cumbre...

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  1. farmersdaughter RE: nosh Aug 17, 2006 11:20 PM

    My mom (and dad, early 70s) like Boulevard and Jardiniere.

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      anna RE: farmersdaughter Aug 17, 2006 11:24 PM

      Love both of those restaurants. I also really enjoyed my meals at Postrio. Another choice would be Farallon. You mom may really like the jellyfish lighting there.

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      Chubby RE: nosh Aug 17, 2006 11:21 PM

      If you get a drink at the bar at Postrio, she can take the sweeping staircase down to the restrooms to check out the lighting, etc. Then you can go to Bar Crudo for dinner.


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        djh RE: nosh Aug 18, 2006 12:31 AM

        You might consider Farallon. Jellyfish lanterns, and the food's pretty good too (if a bit pricey). Nice selection of seafood, raw bar, fish etc. Very close to Union Square, and much loved by my folks and others who are not "so" elderly.


        Roasted chicken and bread salad at Zuni is excellent, and perfect to share for 2, along with some additional apps, or another entree if you're really hungry or splitting among 3.

        1. Chris Rising RE: nosh Aug 18, 2006 01:52 AM

          Its not Boulevard or Zuni, but my mother (late 70's) loved Tadich Grill. (Old Style SF seafood) Plus, for extra enjoyment on my part, she was oblivious to the waiters' discomfort at her attempts to make small talk. The look on his face when she said she was from North Carolina and asked where he was from was easily worth the price of dinner.

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            Maya RE: nosh Aug 18, 2006 05:28 PM

            Zuni - oysters, caesar salad, roast chicken for 2, and chocolate cake for dessert. The perfect meal!

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              chocolatetartguy RE: nosh Aug 18, 2006 06:26 PM

              If I were on my way to China or New Orleans or any place where I planned to do a lot of eating, I would go to a place with simpler food, say Tadich Grill.

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