Need some recommendations around California Pacific Medical Center, SF
We are visiting a friend at CPMC today - last time, we tried a Thai place near California, which was okay - any other ones near that area (is it Fillmore/California?) - not something like Johnny Rockets or anything....
La Mediterrane is right there on Filmore, nice Middle Eastern food. Small blue awning...might be one block up the hill, east side of block.
Also, the Sidewalk Cafe on California is a nice Bistro..it's west on California, next to the bread shop, before Mollie Stones.
How about Vivande Porta Via. They have a takeout counter and a few small tables. And very close to PMC.
I used to work at this CPMC and can tell you the following places are the ones I'd go to eat:
-The Grove - pricey, semi trendy cafe with decent coffee and a nice variety of edibles. Would stick to simple dishes, they mess up anything too complicated
-La Boulange - french cafe, related to Boulangerie Bay Bread, everything is pretty wonderful and they have sweets
-Neecha Thai on 2100 Sutter Street (Not on Fillmore but one block over) is fantastic Thai food, miles above the grossness of Thai Stick 2000
-Osaka Sushi on Fillmore & Clay
Also second La Med & Sidewalk Cafe.
I like Fresca a lot. It's Peruvian. They have excellent sandwiches, bocadillos, among other things for lunch. Dinner is also very good there, if a little noisy. Florio is a good Bistro for dinner. I also like Jackson Fillmore Trattoria. There's another Thai place on the corner of Steiner and Sutter, that I think is better than the one on Fillmore.