San Francisco restaraunts near Pacific Heights
Visiting relatives, any suggestions for local dining in/around Pacific Heights?
Quince-1701 Octavia Street
beautiful, small and charming great food- French/Italian
Luella-1896 Hyde Street, near by Russian Hill- More casual than Quince, American/California style nice neighborhood vibe place.
For a true SF experience, if you love shell fish, try Swan Oyster Depot on Polk Street. It's totally old-school San Francisco. No frills, counter seating only (no tables). It's only open during the day. They have the freshest seafood on the planet. Stop in for a couple of oysters and a fresh Anchor Steam Beer. The best.
Agreed. Avoid the chowder, get the oysters and the crab, but get the crab naked and get a side of melted butter. They ladle on too much cocktail sauce for such beautiful crab.
And a pint of that sweet, sweet Anchor Steam.
Man those oysters were good. Love love love the atmosphere. Get there around 11:30 so you get a seat during the first seating. And expect a very communal, jolly, sardine-like seating experience. Wonderful time in "old" San Fracisco...
Bushi-Tei in Japantown (edge of Pacific Heights) and Vivande on Fillmore are favorites of mine...
Florio on Fillmore between Bush&Pine does a nice job with a fairly simple bistro-type menu. Good roast chicken and steak/frites.
Harry's on Fillmore between Pine&California puts out a pretty good hamburger.
There is a good nuevo Peruvian restaurant (called Fresca) on Fillmore between California&Sacramento.
On California just west of Divisadero, try Annie's Bistro or Eliza's (Chinese).