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Nov 17, 2006 06:05 PM

Friday Dinner in SF Chinatown and Sat Breakfast near Union Square

We're looking for a great restaurant in S.F. Chinatown where we could get in tonight without reservations (or with last-minute reservations). Also, any suggestions for breakfast near Union Square Saturday morning? My husband and I have the chance to leave the kids at home and spend the night in S.F. tonight, and want to make the most of it!

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  1. If you're an early bird, I highly recommend Dottie's True Blue for breakfast. I say early because by 8 a.m. there's a line out the door. I've had everything from oatmeal (made while you wait) to their special fritattas. Everything they serve is quite fresh and tasty. Now it's in a dicey neighborhood but early in the morning, I've never had any problem. They are located at 522 Jones St. My husband and I usually sit at the counter so we can chat with the owner. Enjoy

    1. Cafe de la Presse-Breakfast
      352 Grant Ave

      Dinner ideas
      550 Geary Street
      244 Jackson St.

      Jeanty at Jack's
      615 Sacramento St.

      One Market
      Same address as name

      1. Maybe Cafe de la Presse does b'fast better than lunch but I wouldn't recommend it. My BF and I went for lunch a few weeks ago and it was so blah! None of the veggies were fresh and when you order a salad that's a real disappointment.

        I would second the Dottie's recommendation and also suggest Canteen, especially if you do get up early. Easy walk from Union Sq.

        However, my fave Saturday morning breakfast plan is to walk to the Ferry Bldg Farmer's market and get a good muffin from the Downtown Bakery stand and a coffee from Blue Bottle (or Pete's if the BB line is too long). The FB is really only a 15-20 min walk from Union sq. This is only fun if the weather is good though....


        1. For Chinatwon dinner...
          R&G Lounge
          Great Eastern

          For breakfast...

          1. One more Canteen recommendation from me...