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Best place in SF to flirt with a fellow foodie...

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deveser Jul 18, 2007 03:56 PM

...from the east coast, in SF 2-3 times a month for the work commute, and nothing would make SF feel more like home than suggestions for a spot where sitting at the bar an enjoying some sybaritic sip, sup and perhaps coruscating conversation with fellow patron. Suggestions?

  1. Paul H Jul 18, 2007 04:52 PM

    Wine Bars known for good food...

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    Cav Wine Bar
    1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Nua Restaurant & Wine Bar
    550 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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      raptor Jul 18, 2007 05:16 PM

      Delfina
      Range
      Hotel Biron then Zuni Cafe would be my top picks...

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      1. re: raptor
        AreBe Jul 18, 2007 05:50 PM

        Delfina works for me, another solo business traveler. Two counters of ~5-6 seats for singles or parties without reservations.

        We'll see how long this thread lasts. Asking for open kitchens with hot cooks in DC got deleted tout suite.

        1. re: AreBe
          Chris Rising Jul 19, 2007 09:17 AM

          Boulevard qualifies.

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        ML8000 Jul 18, 2007 05:50 PM

        Two (old Hawthorne Lane) seems like a schmoozy kind of place to hang out.

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        1. re: ML8000
          Cookiefiend Jul 18, 2007 05:53 PM

          Hawthorne Lane is no more?
          Now it's Two?

          that is a beautiful place, schmoozy or not!

          1. re: Cookiefiend
            Robert Lauriston Jul 18, 2007 05:58 PM

            Changed to TWO at the beginning of this year. It's had a pretty radical makeover, different atmosphere, more loungey (though not in a loud or annoying way), quite informal. Numerous reports linked to the Places entry:

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            Two
            22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              Cookiefiend Jul 18, 2007 06:09 PM

              Thank you Robert!

              I didn't know - I have/had a soft spot for Hawthorne Lane and was surprised to hear that it was no more. The bougainvillea outside, the bar inside... 'nuff said!

              I hope it's new incarnation is as special. It sounds as though it's still a nice place!

              Thanks for the link and the info!

        2. Chile Head Jul 18, 2007 07:15 PM

          Check out the bar or community table at Nopa.

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          Nopa
          560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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            virtualguthrie Jul 18, 2007 10:23 PM

            I second Nopa.

            I'll also throw in Citizen Cake (Hayes & Gough), they've got a nice bar and there are lot's of folks who are into good food and drink. However, like so much of San Francisco they don't stay open as late as they should. It's a dessert-centric sort of place and they close at 10pm, seems kinda weird no?

            1. re: virtualguthrie
              5 and Dime Eater Aug 1, 2007 03:26 PM

              Adding Citizen Cake

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              Citizen Cake
              399 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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