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Restaurant near AT&T Park

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Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 01:56 AM

My friends and I are going to a wedding at AT&T park. Yes, a wedding! It is a day game and the food plan is "typical baseball" food...hotdogs, nachos, beer.

We feel that we are going to be in desperate need of a great dinner after that. Not sure what is around there, but there are 5 of us. Two are vegetarians and the rest of us are meat eaters. Medium price range ($$-$$$ per OpenTable) and good for conversation, but not TOO fancy in case we do get into those beers! Plus, we will be dressed for a baseball game.

Appreciate any ideas!

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    ML8000 RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 03:12 AM

    Tres Agaves, Bacar and Coco 500 are all very close by. Don't know about the attire.

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      Robert Lauriston RE: ML8000 Mar 22, 2007 04:06 PM

      Bacar just had a big shakeup in the past few weeks. Previous reports may no longer reflect the current situation.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/38100...

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      whiner RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 05:12 AM

      Slanted Door. No brainer for me.

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        LAWoman RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 07:38 AM

        Not always popular on this board but we've had several very good meals at the Thirsty Bear. Tapas, interesting drinks and more beer. They can accommodate both meat eaters and the rest of us.

        1. singleguychef RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 10:25 AM

          I haven't tried it, but Acme Steakhouse is right at AT&T Park so that would be very convenient. Also a new place near the ball park area is called District (216 Townsend St) that's more a bar with really fun food.

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            baseballfan RE: singleguychef Mar 22, 2007 10:54 AM

            Acme is quite good but very crowded on game days. Make a reservation or you will have a long wait.

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              susancinsf RE: singleguychef Mar 22, 2007 11:03 AM

              Acme would have been my recommendation were it not for the fact that two of the group are vegetarians: it is not a good location for vegetarians. Reservations are a *must* on game days.

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              margieco RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 10:29 AM

              I 2nd the reqs for bacar and coco500. Tres agaves would be good if you DID get into the beer, but it can be loud if you're looking for conversation.
              I'd add zuppa to the list, too.
              zuppa and coco500 are more in your price range than bacar, too.

              1. Morton the Mousse RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 10:37 AM

                I third the rec for coco500. Best food by the park. You'll be fine in casual attire, half the people dining there will be drunk because the cocktails are so damn delicious, good options for veggies and carnivores, and the price range is what you're looking for.

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                  Just One Bite RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 01:02 PM

                  Thanks everyone! I made a reservation at Coco500 for 6:30 since that is the only time they had. I have no idea how long a baseball game is (I think I've been to 3 in my life) so hopefully that will work. Slanted Door was my first choice but they were booked, which is why I posted this query. Really appreciate the recommendations!

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                    susancinsf RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 01:08 PM

                    The game will probably be over between 4 and 5, in part depending on whether it is a noon or 1 pm start (they have some of both this year, and some evening games, you can check the schedule at www.sfgiants.com) so you should have plenty of time before your reservation...it is a bit of a walk to Coco500, though not too far. You can always go early and have a drink although the bar at Coco500 isn't that big...

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                      Morton the Mousse RE: susancinsf Mar 22, 2007 01:10 PM

                      coco500 might also let you eat earlier if you show up. Lots of places only provide limited slots to opentable, and coco500 has a whole section of bar tables that are reserved for walk-ins (though I'm not sure if any of them will seat 3).

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                        susancinsf RE: Morton the Mousse Mar 22, 2007 01:18 PM

                        I don't think they do have any larger than for two. However, if you have lots of time, and you might, another option is to walk over up to Azie at fourth and Folsom for a drink (they have a very comfortable bar and great drinks) then walk back to Coco500...Another option if you like wine is to spend some time brousing at K and L wine shop just across the street from Coco500. Of course, you could always just stroll the Embarcadero...

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                    alis RE: Just One Bite Mar 22, 2007 01:08 PM

                    If you want to kill time between the game and dinner (I also have no idea how long a baseball game lasts), we just went to The District Wine Bar last week, which is at 216 Townsend (close to 3rd St). Decent wine selection and some noshes as well - cheese plate and fried calamari (with bacon in the batter, tho' not good for the vegetarians!) were nice. It was packed to the walls when we went there, with no baseball game, but we enjoyed it and my boyfriend was planning on going there the next time he goes to a game...

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                      sfleochic RE: Just One Bite Jun 2, 2007 06:17 PM

                      Check out Momo's; its directly across the street from the park, and has great food, priced reasonably, and without the pretentious atmosphere and elbow to elbow tourists you encounter at a lot of trendy SF restaurants, especially in the attached bar. There isn't a vast choice of vegetarian options on the dinner menu, but you can check out the menus online and see for yourself.

                      www.sfmomos.com

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                        sgwood415 RE: sfleochic Jun 2, 2007 08:04 PM

                        Momo's is elbow to elbow baseball fans after a game. It becomes more of a frat party, drinking scene on game days. If you want to eat, avoid Momo's at all costs on game days. There are much better options for food in the area.

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