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New Yorker Coming to San Fran for a Few Days

oystersallday Dec 12, 2006 01:29 PM

Any recs for good seafood or oyster bars?

And also sushi...

(afforable would be great for either of these things but i am always ready to pay for deliciousness...)

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    nutmeg RE: oystersallday Dec 12, 2006 02:12 PM

    Hog Island Oyster Co in the Ferry Building.

    1. shortexact RE: oystersallday Dec 12, 2006 02:53 PM

      There's a nice little place called Bar Crudo, just a few blocks off Union Square, on top of the Stockton Tunnel. They have a selection of shellfish, crudo, and some cold/hot entrees. Also a wine and beer list with several Belgian beers.

      At their website (www.barcrudo.com), you can find a slightly outdated but more-or-less correct menu, to see if it's what you're looking for.

      Keep in mind that it is a small place (only holds about 30 people, and close to 10 of those seats are bar seats), so it's good to consider reservations, unless you're going very early in the evening. I've found it to be a comfortable place for a single diner or a small group.

      Bar Crudo
      603 Bush Street
      San Francisco, CA 94108

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        larochelle RE: shortexact Dec 12, 2006 06:10 PM

        Has Bar Crudo really re-opened?

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          Lori SF RE: larochelle Dec 12, 2006 06:12 PM

          yes per Mr.Lauriston

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            Robert Lauriston RE: Lori SF Dec 12, 2006 06:22 PM

            The owner told the Chron they would reopen last Wednesday.


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              Meatball RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 14, 2006 07:57 AM

              They are open; just went to their benefit for the accident victims and confirmed with the owner.

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        Maya RE: oystersallday Dec 12, 2006 05:15 PM

        search for sushi on the board, or maybe give some parameters (location, price, atmosphere).

        For oysters - hog island, swan oyster depot, or the bar at zuni.

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: oystersallday Dec 12, 2006 05:48 PM

          I'm not sure there's any compelling reason for a New Yorker to eat sushi on a short trip to SF.

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            Lori SF RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 12, 2006 06:03 PM

            Maybe a California type of Sushi place like Sushi Ran in Sausalito might be fun or Blowfish Sushi To Die For -2170 Bryant St (Cross Street: 20th Street)
            Bar Crudo as mentioned
            Bar Tartine- has a very SF feel
            Weird Fish- has a village feel, super affordable, no oysters.
            Zuni- has great oysters alway fresh

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            oystersallday RE: oystersallday Dec 13, 2006 09:54 AM

            Thanks everyone. I am going to try Hog Island and Bar Crudo. I guess I can always find compelling reasons to east sushi but I have been told that CA sushi is different.

            I will let you know.

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              sfoperalover RE: oystersallday Dec 13, 2006 03:39 PM

              another possibility depending on where you are, is Blue Pointe, on Kearny between Bush and Sutter. It's a swanky, loungey place that had wonderful oysters that last time I was there. Other food is middling to good, but the oysters were lovely. This place would provide a very different sort of vibe than the other places listed.

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                Cary RE: oystersallday Dec 13, 2006 06:38 PM

                KISS Seafood (small Japanese sushi place) might be worth a try.

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