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Hayes Valley/Civic Center options for Monday dinner?

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?

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

      1. 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. 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.

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

              1. re: injust

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

              1. 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: Melanie Wong

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

                  2. re: chefinthecity

                    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?

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