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Need Recommendation - Dining at the Bar

I'm a Boston chowhound staying at a hotel in the Fishermans Wharf area. I'm looking for a good place to dine solo at the bar. Is there anything decent (not a chain restaurant) in this area or should I venture out to another neighborhood? I'm not averse to getting in a cab. All suggestions welcomed.

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  1. I'd hop on the F line streetcar and take it straight to Boulevard.

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    1. re: Frosty Melon

      Boulevard does not serve at the bar anymore.

      OP, definitely get thee out of Fisherman's Wharf; there is little worthy of any foodie's attention in that neighborhood.

      As a solo diner who relishes good bar scene dining, I'm a huge fan of S.P.Q.R., Myth, and Incanto (all requiring a cab ride).

      1. re: Carrie 218

        Boulevard has two "bars." One is the bar serving drinks (where you always used to be able to order food), and the other is a dinner bar set around the cooking stations. I'm sure you can still have dinner at the second "bar." The food is great, and the view is super for a foodie.

        1. re: Carrie 218

          I had dinner at the bar at Boulevard the Friday before Christmas.

        2. re: Frosty Melon

          I am a big fan of Boulevard and have been there a few times already so wanted to try something new. I have been to Slanted Door a few times as well and have to say I was not impressed by the new location and scene. We had to wait 45 min for our reserved table and then the food came out way too quickly. We couldn't help but feel rushed out of our seats so they could turn the table. I really liked the former location much better.

          Lots of great ideas....SPQR, Piperade, Incanto and Perbacco sound interesting. I'm going to check out the other thread that wanderlust21 shared as well. Now to choose! Thanks so much for all of your suggestions.

        3. Boulevard is a great option. Another would be Luella which is a quick trip up Hyde St from where you are.

            1. Pesce on Polk has a nice bar, not too overrun with drinkers. A short cab ride there and one could even walk back to the wharf (it's downhill). The menu is Italian seafood. Hope you enjoy SF.

              Some Pics:
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/porkbell...

              1. Classic San Francisco: Tadich Grill.