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Joey & Eddie's in Noe Valley?

foodiegrl Sep 25, 2006 11:17 PM

Walked by Saturday night and noticed it was open. Anyone been yet?

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    NoeMan RE: foodiegrl Sep 26, 2006 03:57 AM

    Great, it has been a long time coming.

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      sfbrit RE: foodiegrl Sep 26, 2006 04:14 AM

      Where is it located? Seem to recall Noe Valley Voice mentioned Church St, but not sure where...

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        Euonymous RE: sfbrit Sep 26, 2006 04:39 AM

        It's at Church between 29th and Day, close to Drewe's Butcher shop. Used to be a Greek place, and before that a coffee shop, I think.

        The Noe Valley Voice/SF Chronicle articles mentioned a bunch of new restaurants opening in between 28th and 30th at Church, including Toast (old Hungry Joe's), Joey & Eddie's (old Yianni's), Bistro 1689 (at the old Long Island site), and an as-yet-to-be-named Cal/Asian place where Mikey/Tom's market used to be.

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        deelish RE: foodiegrl Sep 26, 2006 04:59 AM

        Tried to go in on Friday eve, but the gal at the front door said they were having a "soft" opening for friends and wouldn't officially be open until Tuesday. I looked at the menu and didn't see anything new or innovative, so depending on how well executed the dishes are, it could be a winner or just another Italian place.

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          farmersdaughter RE: deelish Sep 26, 2006 04:00 PM

          I thought it was going to be more of an Italian-American "spaghetti and meatballs" kind of place. What's on the menu?

        2. foodiegrl RE: foodiegrl Sep 26, 2006 02:19 PM

          Well, I definitely hope the former than the latter. Joseph Manzare did a great job making Tres Agaves special. Let's hope he can do the same with "immigrant Italian seafood". Of course, they'll have stiff competition from La Ciccia down the block.

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            ChowFun_derek RE: foodiegrl Sep 26, 2006 04:20 PM

            ...and I hope it's the latter rather than the former....I've had it with Northern Italian...for me the market is inundated with this fare ...starting with the Genovese immigrants who make up most of the 'original' Italians in S.F. please give me a good "red sauce restaurant...at least ONE!!! This is an embarassing hole in the local eating scene...damn you "Little Italy"!!!

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              potatoe RE: ChowFun_derek Sep 26, 2006 04:24 PM

              sorry to disappoint you. but, the charmingly small menu is all fish, on the lighter side. and may i just say i am stoked to have oysters and cocktails, as an option, in my little part of the world.

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                susancinsf RE: potatoe Sep 26, 2006 04:28 PM

                well, I am somewhere in the middle on this debate, and am really not sure the neighborhood really does need another Italian, but OTOH, I could go for oysters and cocktails, if indeed they will have a full bar...have you been? Where did you see the menu?

                on a sort of related topic: hubby and I had dinner at Bistro 1689 last night, and it was better than I had expected. Will post a report soon.

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                  foodiegrl RE: susancinsf Sep 26, 2006 09:55 PM

                  Did you find it a bit overpriced? That's been a consistent complaint from friends in the area.

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                    susancinsf RE: foodiegrl Sep 26, 2006 10:10 PM

                    not really, even though I thought I would based on the menu prices. Which is partly why it exceeded my expectations: I thought $24 for 'lamb chops' was too high, until the dish came out, and it was basically a very well prepared rack of lamb, with five relatively large and delicious chops and more potatoes than I could eat. Hubby's duck portion was quite generous as well, with (cooked) spinach and roasted figs, for $20. Our dessert was also delicious and a big portion.

                    Some of the apps did seem a bit pricey (we ordered salads, which were reasonably priced, but only ok), but given the generous portions I am wondering if one could order an app as a main course....

                    Our bill, including tax but before tip, for two salads, two mains, one dessert, one espresso, and a bottle of red (Cotes du Rhone) wine, was $106. For the quality of the food, I would and will go again.

                    ok, I've done half the report, so I guess I'd better just go post my experiences....soon, I promise (crazy work day).

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                      foodiegrl RE: susancinsf Sep 26, 2006 10:35 PM

                      Thanks for the quick reply. That actually sounds much more reasonable. I think our friends' menu price angst comes more from their desire (and inability) to dine there every night. According to at least 2 couples it's the best restaurant in "outer Noe" so far.

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                        susancinsf RE: foodiegrl Sep 27, 2006 12:12 AM

                        Can't agree on that count: that designation belongs to La Ciccia! (just my opinion, of course).

          2. Atomica RE: foodiegrl Sep 27, 2006 01:03 AM

            Tablehopper reports that it will be called Pescheria instead of Joey & Eddie's. True? There's already a Joey & Eddie's awning.

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              potatoe RE: Atomica Sep 27, 2006 02:05 AM

              it's true. they have not hung up the sign yet. to answer an earlier question, yes i went on friday night. as a neighbor they invited us in for a glass o'. and we witnessed beautiful oysters, for $2 a pop, and cocktails, for i do not know how much a pop.

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              NoeMan RE: foodiegrl Sep 27, 2006 05:34 AM

              If you google pescheria it generates a lsit of places in italy that tend to be a type of less formal seasfood joint, so maybe it's Joey & Eddy's Pescheria (versus say Taqueria).

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                random RE: foodiegrl Oct 3, 2006 09:40 PM

                My wife and I ate at Pescheria/Joey & Eddie's on Friday and the food was great. I had the Petrale Sole and my wife had Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Halibut Fin with out the Bottarga. Both are excellent. We finished with the Plum Tart and it was very good.
                The only complaint would be that we sat next to the back door and we were blasted with cold air every time someone stepped outside.
                The food and the service were great. We will definitely be going back.

                Menupages.com has the menu posted.
                http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/res...

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                  Frosty Melon RE: random Oct 5, 2006 06:03 PM

                  Two of us ate here last night. Got there a little after seven and the place was completely empty (there were 3 occupied tables by the time we left). Very cute place. We got a table in the window and decided to share all four appetizers ($8 each):

                  Chioggia Radicchio, Rucola, Balsamic & Capricious
                  Heirloom Tomato, Burratta & Mexican Sea Salt
                  Baked Stuff Clams, Bronx Italian
                  Creamy Polenta, Dungeness Crab & Garlic Chives

                  The polenta with crab was the standout; we were fighting over the last bit of (plentiful) crab. The stuffed clams were fine, but a bit overwhelmed with the stuffing. The radicchio surprised me as I'm not usually a fan, but it was quite good.

                  I'd like to go back for the lobster tail.

                2. bernalgirl RE: foodiegrl Oct 5, 2006 06:34 PM

                  Here are two recent reports on the place (including mine from last week):

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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