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Best combination of food and view?

After some recent posts about Julius Castle (closed for renovations), it got me wondering what is the best combination of great food and a great view in SF? It seems like those two rarely go hand in hand, which is odd in this city.

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  1. You're right! I've been wracking my brain to think of good suggestions and all I come up with is...
    Boulevard (if you can get a table on the Embarcadero side)
    Waterfront
    Cliff House
    or you could head to Sausalito...

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    1. re: HoneybeeSF

      hog island oysters in the ferry plaza...

    2. Boulevard, but they generally won't guarantee a table with a view.

      Views draw tourists. It's repeat customers who demand quality.

      1. Boulevard's really the only one in my opinion.

        1. Although I know a lot of people hate on it, I had a great meal at Slanted Door. I also love eating at Hog Island Oyster Bar but you have to go at on off time or get lucky to have all members of your party enjoying the view.

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          1. re: Candice

            I've had good food at Slanted Door. I don't like it for other reasons but if some visitor insisted on buying me a meal someplace with a view in SF I might go there.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I tend to eat very late dinners, so I end up avoiding the masses and noise that goes with them. Not sure if you're talking about the crowds and noise though.

              1. re: Candice

                The sterile 1960s airport waiting lounge atmosphere's my main issue. The great wine list's some consolation.

          2. Also, I know a lot of people aren't fans of Greens (I have no idea why, every meal I've had there has been amazing), but they have a great view as well.