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Oct 25, 2006 03:48 PM

Visiting SF this W/E from Toronto...Where should we eat?

Hi there - I'm traveling to SF tomorrow for a 4 day trip. Can you give me some recos for seafood, Asian, new finds?


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  1. That's an awfully vague request, there are a few hundred restaurants that might fit.

    Could you be more specific about cuisine, price range, style, neighborhood, where you've eaten on previous trips and what you thought?

    You might want to spend an hour or two browsing topics and then post a tenative list, that usually gets good feedback.

    1. Thanks I will.

      So far I'm interested in Tangerine, Masa, Tad's...what's your take?

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      1. re: TOfoodie

        Tad's? You don't have cheap steaks in Toronto?

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          We do, but I heard it's an interesting experience.

          1. re: TOfoodie

            It's a timewarp, that's for sure.

            But so are Tadich Grill and Original Joe's, and if you order right you can eat pretty well at those places.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              And if I wanted amazing sashimi (love sea urchin). Where would I find the freshest and reasonably priced?

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                I'd second Original Joe's if your looking for a pretty good steak and an interesting experience. It's a kick.

        2. We are also from Toronto and really enjoyed the Slanted Door in SF. It is in the Ferry Building. Asian Fusion with lots of seafood. I especially liked the fact that I had half glasses of red wine so I could try different vintages. Interestingly enough, the wine list was almost exclusively non-Californian.

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          1. re: sherry f

            Slanted Door's wine list is one of the most interesting in town, but it's pretty late to get a reservation this weekend.

          2. Thanks Sherry_f
            I'll def. try the Slanted Door...

            1. Hi Robert. I have loved just about everything I have tried at Tadich (hangar steak, grilled halibut, Cioppino, oysters rockefeller, bread, the tartar sauce). I'm not a sand dabs or sole fan, but others have raved about them. What do you recommend folks should stay away from (other than those gawdawfull potato wedges...)?

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              1. re: Civil Bear

                I was thinking mostly of the mushy pasta at Original Joe's.