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Jul 10, 2007 09:55 PM

Dinner Thursday, where?

I'm going to be in The City Thursday evening for dinner with three friends. I want to go out. I'm thinking that I've had enough of the City's Asian delights for now and wanted something more Euro. We could go to Fringale, The Basque Cultural Center or ??? Where would you go, and what would you order? Thank you very much.

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  1. Basque Cultural Center is in South San Francisco and the food's not particularly great.

    If you're in the mood for Basque, Piperade, the new restaurant of the original chef-owner of Fringale. He also has a tapas place, Bocadillos, but it's not very well set up to handle parties larger than three.

    1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Piperade is great!

      Chapeau and Chez Spencer are good options for French food.

      1408 Clement St
      San Francisco, CA 94118
      (415) 750-9787

      Chez Spencer
      82 14th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

      1. re: Fussy Foodie

        Chez Spencer is ridiculously good, if you're in the mood for a splurge.

        1. re: Maya

          I thought Chez Spencer was good, but not great. If you want really good French food, try:
          La Terrasse
          Les Amis

          1. re: christineb

            Chapeau! and Clementine are the usual recommendations here for moderately-priced French. Lots of good reports on Les Amis. Very mixed reports so far on the relatively new La Terrasse.

            126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

            Clementine Restaurant
            126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

            Les Amis
            568 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              La Terrasse is at 215 Lincoln Blvd, zip 94129, in the Presidio, not 215 Lincoln Way, zip 94122, near UCSF.

              1. re: artwong1

                Looks like a bug. I chose the correct one but it changed to the wrong one when I posted.

                La Terrasse
                Lincoln Blvd and Graham St, San Francisco, CA 94129

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Had a very dissapointing meal at Piperade on Thursday (although it was the Lunch menu). No stand out dishes. I still love their space.