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Hayes Valley/Civic Center options for Monday dinner?

dordogne Nov 8, 2006 04:36 PM

Zuni, Paul K, Absinthe are closed Mondays and I'd like an alternative to Hayes St. Grill. I'd be grateful for suggestions--anyone tried Caffe Delle Stelle?

  1. Robert Lauriston Nov 8, 2006 04:47 PM

    Caffe Delle Stelle and its spinnof Stelline are not in the same class with those other places.

    Bistro Clovis and Suppenkuche are open Mondays.

    1. singleguychef Nov 8, 2006 05:06 PM

      It's kind of pricey, but Jardiniere's is open on Mondays I believe. That's between Hayes and Civic Center.

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        Pistou Nov 8, 2006 05:11 PM

        What about Zoya on Grove? Definitely in step with Paul K and Zuni, and a cut about Della Stella and Stelline.

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        1. re: Pistou
          Frosty Melon Nov 8, 2006 05:23 PM

          Zoya's closed Sunday and Monday.

        2. Melanie Wong Nov 8, 2006 06:27 PM

          Any recent experience at Thepin Thai?

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            Sharon S. Nov 8, 2006 09:09 PM

            I am also trying to have dinner on a Monday before seeing Tony Bourdain. Seems that lots of places are closed that night. What about that newish Sushi place on Hayes?

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            1. re: Sharon S.
              injust Nov 9, 2006 06:28 PM

              sushi place on hayes? haven't heard about this- do tell!

              1. re: injust
                shortexact Nov 9, 2006 06:40 PM

                The sushi place is Sebo (517 Hayes, near Octavia) and it's mentioned below, further down in the thread.

                1. re: shortexact
                  injust Nov 9, 2006 06:49 PM

                  Whoops- missed it! Thanks.

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              Maya Nov 9, 2006 12:01 AM

              What about Sauce?

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                chefinthecity Nov 9, 2006 05:16 AM

                Sauce is solid - always good. I would also recommend Il Borgo (so cute) and Suppenkuche - although I've found their dinner entrees to be pretty hit or miss. I've had some really disappointing entrees there, but the last time I went i had the hangar steak w. truffle butter- such a revelation.
                I would definitly not go to Caffe Delle Stelle - had a very mediocre lamb shank there a while ago, although it could have changed since then.

                I'm assuming the sushi place mentioned was Sebo - although I've not been there myself, i've read great reviews of the place.

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                1. re: chefinthecity
                  Melanie Wong Nov 9, 2006 06:21 AM

                  Here's dunstable's recent report on Sebo.

                  1. re: Melanie Wong
                    shortexact Nov 9, 2006 06:12 PM

                    The OP asked about a Monday night dinner spot, and Sebo is only open Tues-Sat.

                  2. re: chefinthecity
                    shortexact Nov 9, 2006 07:08 PM

                    To chefinthecity, or any other fans of Sauce: what are the dishes here that particularly stand out? When I went to Sauce I was pretty underwhelmed -- it was fine, but not a repeat sort of spot. We ordered crab wontons, Panko shrimp, and then the vegetarian strudel for an entree. Ironically, I found the strudel's sauce to be by far the weakest part, in that it didn't quite match the strudel, and ended up completely overpowering it. The idea was nice, but the execution lacking.

                    It's the sort of place that I would like to like though. What are the good things to order?

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                    dordogne Nov 9, 2006 06:44 PM

                    Thanks for the information. Dunstable's report was enticing; we'll have to try Sebo on a Tues-Sat.

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