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Feb 14, 2008 01:30 PM

Belden Alley suggestions?

I'm looking for any tips on picking one of the restaurants in Belden Place/Alley. Atmosphere is a priority but really we're just looking for quality.

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  1. Love Plouf. Cafe Bastille is great too but atmosphere can be hit or miss if you are upstairs or downstairs.

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    1. re: sflegs

      More votes for Plouf. If you have a large party, get a few variations of the mussels.

      1. I think Belden Taverna gets overlooked, but the food is solid with quality ingredients.

        1. I like B44 (Catalan). My favorite dishes include xato, mushrooms a la plancha, arros negra (most favorite), romescada, baccala amb samfaina, and rabbit. They usually have really well-selected cheap cava.

          I was disappointed with the moules-frites at Plouf the last time I was there, a few months ago, but I've had great versions of that dish there so many times that I'll give them another chance.

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          44 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

          40 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            When I had the moules-frites last month, the frites were practically old and soggy. Moules were pretty good.