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Jun 11, 2007 05:16 PM

Eats in The Fillmore

Going to a show at a theater on Fulton btw. Webster and Laguna this weekend and I am looking for somewhere to eat beforehand. I would like to avoid the standard Upper Fillmore haunts but instead find something different, affordable and within walking distance of that location. Any ideas? We are open to all kinds of food.

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  1. Chez Nous
    Jackson Fillmore- at Jackson on Filmore- moderately priced italian
    La Mediterranee
    Vivande Porta Via
    Zao Noodle Bar- I like certain things here, some simple good asian dishes.

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    1. re: Lori SF

      I think Chez Nous has closed. The owners of A16 will fill in later this year I believe.

    2. You could try Cafe Kati. It's about a mile from where you are going. I've only been once, but it was good. One of those places I've always wanted to go back to, but always seem to overlook.

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      1. re: Fussy Foodie

        I second the Kati recommendation. I've been going there for nine years and always have a good time. Strong seafood, pacific rim-style american.

      2. Fresca, on Fillmore, good Peruvian but not as good as Limon but good prices. Elite Cafe, cajun/creole, was ok in the past.

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        1. re: Dan Wodarcyk

          I've been wanting to try elite, is the fried okra any good?

          1. re: Fussy Foodie

            Elite Cafe is not worth trying, in my opinion. I thought it was overpriced for the quality of food and the service. I have had much better experiences at Florio.

            1. re: lamlex

              Well, while I don't think that Florio is an equal comparison, I enjoyed Elite but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there since IIRC you don't live in the city. In the city ... fine. Out of the city ... sooo many good places to try. Haven't tried the okra though. I liked the gumbo ... or was that the jambalaya. I liked the beniegts too.

              What did you have there than you didn't like lamlex?

              1. re: rworange

                The cheese grits at Elite are amazing and I like the okra. The biscuits are known in the neighborhood as "Heroin Biscuits" because they are so addictive.

                Yes, Chez Nous is closed.

                A new one to consider in the neighborhood is Cassis - I ate there a few weeks ago and reported on it in this thread:

                I wish I liked Kati but have tried to eat there twice with no luck -- having to walk out two times now because I've been ignored for up to 20 minutes at a stretch.

                I am a big Vivande fan. The fettuccine is ethereally thin and whatever the special of the day is that showcases the fettuccine is usually what I order.

                If you want to consider upscale, Bushi-Tei is just around the corner in Japantown and well worth a visit.

        2. "I would like to avoid the standard Upper Fillmore haunts "
          How about the Fulton x Divisadero corridor. Little Star, the Jay's Steaks for veggie Cheesesteaks, Fly, NOPA (maybe too pricey) and Kathmandu the Nepalese place.

          I recommend Little Star pizza, but Fly has fine salads and both have good beer.