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Vancouver 'Hound needing Tuesday downtown recommendation

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Vancouver hound in town for one night with friends from London. Looking for a solid dining experience downtown a week this Tuesday. Prefer somewhere "not dead" on a Tuesday night but not such a scene/loud where you can't hear the person next to you. Smart Casual dress would be best. Planning on a reservation between 8 and 9 pm (last time I was in San Francisco this time slot seemed a bit on the late side - maybe we just went to the wrong places). Location wise - we will be staying at the W in Soma and maybe having a pre-dinner cocktail nearby at Union Square. Would like to have somewhere nearby - although a cab ride for an amazing dining experience is always an option.

Foodwise - we're up for just about anything - nouveau cusine is always good. Small plates also good with our group. No Asian fusion please - we have tons of it in Vancouver. Probably also take a pass on Italian unless it goes well beyond the usual menu.

Many thanks in advance.

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  1. Dependent on how many are in your group, Coco500 may be a good choice if you can get in. I think their small plates are the most successful part of the menu.

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    Coco500
    598 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    1. See if the concierge at the W can get you a table at Myth - it's excellent.

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      Cafe Myth
      490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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      1. re: Husky

        Thanks for the recommendations - I've only been to SF once before, but it did include a dinner at COCO500 and we had a solid dinner there. Myth looks great - if we can get in.

        Anyone else?

      2. TWO is right around the corner and fits your requirements. Coco500 and Myth are a bit of a schlep.

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        Two
        22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          I second the vote for Two...definitely a place for sharing and the bar is exceptional...great drinks. Awesome desserts. Here's a posting from a visit with my blogging friend who wrote about the dinner:

          http://singleguychef.blogspot.com/200...

          The spaghettini with sea urchin was amazing. And loved the cupcakes for dessert.