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Cheer up/comfort meal in SF?

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So my fiance is feeling a little blue today, and I was thinking of cheering her up by taking her to dinner someplace that will just get her mind off of things and cheer her up a bit. Zuni would be my first choice, but it is closed today. I would prefer someplace in the Mission/Castro/Church St/Noe Valley part of town, just out of convenience.

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  1. Firefly is always good comfort food. Or maybe the new Bistro out on Church?

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    1. re: Windy

      I second Firefly. It's cozy, calm, and they have the best comfort fried chick plate with mashed potatoes, gravy and peas and carrots.

      1. re: Windy

        have you tried the new bistro? it looks good, but pricey, so I don't want to risk it if it isn't worth it.

        1. re: evangross

          not yet--was hoping you'd be our guinea pigs--but someone has reported favorably (cedichou?)

      2. What about Emmy's Spaghetti Shack? A bowl of their spaghetti with meatballs always cheers me up :)

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        1. re: The Blissful Glutton

          we just ate there last week and probably eat there too often as it is. But something along those lines is exactly what I was thinking of.

        2. Tangerine at the corner of 16th and Sanchez. Great food at very reasonable prices. It's supposed to be Pacific-Rim cuisine. I happen to find the food very comforting. Monday is 2-for-1 beer/wine/cocktail night.

          www.tangerinesf.com

          1. How about Incanto (Church at Duncan)? Wonderful wonderful, especially if pasta is quintessential comfort food for you and your most fortunate sweetie.

            1. What about Chez Papa Bistro? Their lamb daube and some frites along with a nice glass of red will do you right :)

              1. All great suggestions- I appreciate it. It looks like it is between Incanto and Firefly (no car, so Chez Papa is out of the running, at least for tonight). Again, thanks all!

                1. BBQ at Zeitgeist always makes me happy. With a big ol' pitcher of Hefeweizen.