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Great restaurants in northbeach/russian hill/nob hill?

amarie Nov 28, 2006 06:10 PM

My boyfriend recently moved to northbeach and I would love to find out some good restaurants in the area. Since I'll be visiting a lot from NYC, would love to find a great little italian restaurant and also a sushi restaurant, but I'm a lover of all foods, so any favorites would be welcomed, regardless of cuisine!....thanks in advance for any suggestions!

  1. Robert Lauriston Nov 28, 2006 06:20 PM


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      amarie Nov 28, 2006 06:41 PM

      Thanks so much- these two posts are incredibly helpful! I have to narrow down one of these for a late dinner on Friday (my plane arrives at 9:30) and one for a late lunch on Sunday. Any opinions?

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      1. re: amarie
        Robert Lauriston Nov 28, 2006 06:48 PM

        Where will you be staying exactly? After a long plane ride and with three hours time change a short walk would probably be a plus.

        Rose Pistola is very pleasant for a late lunch but I think the kitchen's closed from 4pm to 5:30.

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        amarie Nov 28, 2006 07:20 PM

        I agree- It looks I will be staying on Union near Hyde/Leavenworth...

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        1. re: amarie
          Robert Lauriston Nov 28, 2006 07:33 PM

          Okoze Sushi's right around there, open till 11.

          Unfortunately even on Friday most restaurants close at 10:30 or earlier, that really narrows down the selection.

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          amarie Nov 28, 2006 07:37 PM

          I was afraid of that. I guess I will shoot for Okoze on Friday night if I make it in time and Rose Pistola for Sunday- are there any dishes you recommend?? Thanks again!

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          1. re: amarie
            Robert Lauriston Nov 29, 2006 03:56 PM

            How are you gettting from the airport to the city? If your boyfriend's picking you up, there are numerous places open late on the way in. Oola's open till 1am.

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              amarie Nov 30, 2006 05:25 PM

              I think I'm taking a cab in unfortunately. Now, with the weather forecast in NYC, I'm worried that I won't even get in on time! :( I think he may just have to order some good takeout for me and heat it up...I guess I'll have to shoot for Sunday for my wonderful meal!

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            Maya Nov 28, 2006 08:22 PM

            Have you considered House?


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              ML8000 Nov 28, 2006 08:54 PM

              Union near Hyde?

              I'd try Zarzuela. Possibly the best tapas in the City. Very home cooked feel to the food, i.e., not over salted or oily as with many tapas places. One of my favorite places in the City - minus the parking hassle.


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                Robert Lauriston Nov 28, 2006 09:34 PM

                Luella's also nearby, but they both close too early.

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                  ML8000 Nov 29, 2006 01:29 AM

                  I think Zarzuela closes at 10 p.m. which is reasonably late.

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                    Robert Lauriston Nov 29, 2006 03:53 PM

                    She's not getting to SFO until 9:30.

              2. tvham Nov 29, 2006 02:05 AM

                If you don't mind a short cab ride there are a couple of options in the Marina-Cafe Maritime and Brazenhead are both open late and would be good options for Friday night.

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