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Moderate but fabulous restaurant near Bush & Stockton - SF

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Oceanlover Oct 6, 2006 12:04 AM

We're meeting some friends who will be staying near Bush & Stockton. Alas, Plouf will be closed which was my first choice. I'm looking for any suggestions for any cuisines or ethnic dining that would be moderately priced in walking distance on a Sunday evening.

  1. Gary Soup Oct 6, 2006 12:16 AM

    Cafe de la Presse is open on Sundays for dinner. I haven't tried them since the acquisition by Aqua, but entrees are are in the vicinity of $20.

    http://aqua-sf.com/cdlp/

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      Oceanlover Oct 6, 2006 03:22 AM

      The menu looks very appealing and very French bistro. Do you have any feedback on this from others? Is the ambiance pleasant?

      Appreciate any additional suggestions...

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      fine wino Oct 6, 2006 12:21 AM

      Hi there. Since you're so close to the Union Sq. area try a search under "union square". There were several recent queries for the area.

      I'd say try Farmer Brown. Not too much of a walk (maybe 8 blocks) and it's a cool new spot with creative drinks and chow. Fair prices, good soul music...though it's a loud space so it depends on your group whether or not it would be appropriate.

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        fine wino Oct 6, 2006 12:37 AM

        Ack! Farmer brown is closed on Sunday. Sorry...

        http://www.farmerbrownsf.com/

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        rtmonty Oct 6, 2006 01:12 AM

        Is B44 also closed?

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          Oceanlover Oct 6, 2006 03:38 AM

          I noticed on Opentable other restaurants such as Cafe Claude and First Crush. Does anybody have any comments based on their experiences at this restaurant.

          I'm waiting to get a menu from B44 faxed... Any comments on that restaurant?

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            Robert Lauriston Oct 6, 2006 03:40 PM

            If you use the search you'll find lots of reports on B44, Cafe Claude, and First Crush (mostly negative).

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              rtmonty Oct 6, 2006 04:42 PM

              B44 is fun and the fun is good. Cafe Claude is a nice little French spot with good food and service. I would stay away from First Crush.

            2. Atomica Oct 6, 2006 03:34 PM

              I downright hated the food at First Crush, and I thought the wine was of poor quality. I will never return.

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                Kim Campbell Oct 6, 2006 04:32 PM

                Canteen on Sutter near Jones -- one of the best restaurants in the City-- do a search -- it's been written up extensively

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