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

TOfoodie Oct 25, 2006 03:48 PM

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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    Dissident Oct 26, 2006 05:18 AM

    Are you looking for just above the board or are you looking for something extrordinary and off the beaten track??

    1. Civil Bear Oct 25, 2006 07:52 PM

      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
        Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2006 08:14 PM

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

      2. TOfoodie Oct 25, 2006 05:35 PM

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

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          sherry f Oct 25, 2006 05:21 PM

          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
            Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2006 05:38 PM

            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. TOfoodie Oct 25, 2006 05:15 PM

            Thanks I will.

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

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              Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2006 05:38 PM

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

              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                TOfoodie Oct 25, 2006 05:56 PM

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

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                  Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2006 06:10 PM

                  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.

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                    TOfoodie Oct 25, 2006 06:21 PM

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

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston
                      Chris Rising Oct 25, 2006 08:33 PM

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

              2. Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2006 04:37 PM

                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.


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