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help! dinner in Union Square

chubz Dec 27, 2007 01:52 PM

I'm planning a weekend trip in SF from LA. By the time we arrive at our hotel in Union Square (right next to the Powell St. BART station) on Friday night, we would have been in the car for 7 hours. What scrumptious eats are open late and within good walking distance? I want something that'll hit the spot after a long tiring drive.. maybe even a lounge place...that'll introduce all of us to SF and warm us up for the rest of the weekend. Thanks!!

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  1. Windy RE: chubz Dec 27, 2007 02:32 PM

    Sultan has excellent Indian food in sumptuous surroundings. Afterward, go to Bar Drake in the lobby of the Sir Francis Drake (not to be confused with the Westin St. Francis) for cocktails.

    Or wander over to Cafe Claude on Claude Lane.

    Cafe Claude
    7 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

    340 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    1. wolfe RE: chubz Dec 27, 2007 03:18 PM

      How late is late. John's grill is open until 10:00. Easy walk.

      1. Carrie 218 RE: chubz Dec 27, 2007 06:15 PM

        Please clarify "late" -- that is really subjective in this town as many restaurants stop serving by 10:00. Just up from Union Square there is a 24-hour Indian restaurant, Naan N' Curry -- across the street from the Hilton. Not exactly a lounge place though...

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          chubz RE: Carrie 218 Dec 31, 2007 08:45 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions. By "late" I mean after 10 pm, so 24 hour places are always great. The cafes sound like a great idea, and I'll keep the Indian restaurants in mind too.

          1. re: chubz
            Frosty Melon RE: chubz Dec 31, 2007 09:21 AM

            Doesn't Cortez serve late?

            1. re: Frosty Melon
              wolfe RE: Frosty Melon Dec 31, 2007 10:16 AM

              From Cortez web site Dining: 5:30 - 10:30 Bar: 5:00 - 1:00

            2. re: chubz
              Windy RE: chubz Dec 31, 2007 03:26 PM

              Osha Thai serves until 2 or 3 a.m. The block gets a little grimy as you head uphill, so stay aware of your surroundings.

              Osha Thai Noodle Cafe
              696 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

              1. re: Windy
                tvham RE: Windy Dec 31, 2007 04:03 PM

                Bar Crudo is my favorite spot near Union Square - they serve until 11pm on the weekends. Farmerbrown is good as well and a short cab/long walk is Oola.

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