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Sep 25, 2006 11:17 PM

Joey & Eddie's in Noe Valley?

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

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  1. Great, it has been a long time coming.

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

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      1. re: sfbrit

        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.

      2. 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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        1. re: deelish

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

        2. 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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          1. re: foodiegrl

            ...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 least ONE!!! This is an embarassing hole in the local eating scene...damn you "Little Italy"!!!

            1. re: ChowFun_derek

              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.

              1. re: potatoe

                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.

                1. re: susancinsf

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

                  1. re: foodiegrl

                    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).

                    1. re: susancinsf

                      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.

                      1. re: foodiegrl

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

          2. 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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            1. re: Atomica

              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.