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Good Eats in the Castro, SF

ChefGirl412 Jun 24, 2007 11:10 AM

Current recommendations for good restaurants in the Castro...any kind of cuisine. Thanks!

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  1. Chuckles the Clone RE: ChefGirl412 Jun 24, 2007 02:18 PM


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      david kaplan RE: ChefGirl412 Jun 24, 2007 10:06 PM

      Thai House Express, 19th & Castro, is quite good -- not as good as the first location at Geary & Larkin but still good. It also has a good-looking gay male clientele, so if you're looking for both good food and a Castro scene, I can't think of any place that win on both counts. There are more fashionable scenes at places like Lime, but the food isn't worth it.

      Also, Eiji, for Japanese including homemade tofu. Not at all a Castro scene, but located right there at 16th & Sanchez, just south on Sanchez of the totally forgettable Tangerine.

      A bit farther away, but also good, is Chow at 14th & Church. Nice BLT with avocado on the weekend.

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        stonefruit RE: david kaplan Jun 25, 2007 06:10 AM

        Actually, I had quite a nice meal at Tangerine on Saturday night. Our party loved the sea bass in black bean sauce, and my short ribs with bok choy and mashed potatoes were quite tasty. We also liked a mixed green salad, the steamed mussels and clams, and the tangerine yam cakes.

      2. Lori SF RE: ChefGirl412 Jun 24, 2007 10:25 PM

        Slim pickings but here are ones I have been to not so recently -

        2223 Restaurant and Bar is pretty good a classic, good for appetizers and drinks.
        Chow- dependable
        La Méditeranée is pretty ok
        Home- mainstream, reliable and simple food
        Woodhouse fish place is liked in the past here but not by me.

        Down the street is Destino- pretty good and fun.

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          Philip RE: ChefGirl412 Jun 25, 2007 08:42 AM

          I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard good things about Samovar Tea Lounge at Sanchez @ 18th.

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            Lori SF RE: Philip Jun 25, 2007 08:48 AM

            yes very nice spot for a nibble or lunch. also, there is that burrito shop across the street that has been reliable over the years.

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            mrsricho RE: ChefGirl412 Jun 26, 2007 10:01 AM

            Catch is great for seafood!

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              sfbrit RE: ChefGirl412 Jun 26, 2007 04:07 PM

              Castro has traditionally been a dining dead-spot but SUMI (formerly Ma Tante Sumi) on 18th nr. Eureka is a great little find.
              Romantic, intimate space and attentive service.

              Haven't been to the Anchor Oyster Bar in a while (on Castro nr. 19th) but it used to be great for wine, chowder & oysters. Ideal for pre or post-drinkies munchies.

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