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Boulevard, Tadich Grill and ???

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Will be in your beautiful city for several nights. We are celebrating my birthday at Boulevard and I definitely want to hit Tadich Grill. Any other suggestions? Doesn't have to be high end, just good. Mission style burritos? We will be staying in the Union Square area.

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  1. You have to go to Lefty O'Doul's across the street from the St. Francis Hotel for drinks and sing along at the piano bar...great birthday place!
    Good call on Tadich Grill too..

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      I liked my scallop dish at Tadich, at least a half-dozen large scallops sauteed nicely. But it paled beside my companion's fillet of sole, a generous portion, with a crispy crust but the fish still moist, tasty and excellent.

      1. re: nosh

        Local sole (Petrale, Rex; Sanddabs are very similar) is one of the things Tadich does really well.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Thanks, Ruth, that jogs my memory. It was the petrale sole at Tadich that was so great. We had arrived at SFO about noon and then checked into our hotel, so Tadich was a perfect big late lunch/early dinner. We only had a short wait before procuring a great small table against a front window so we could watch the goings-on at the bar and also some of the foot traffic outside.

          Our memorable dinner was the next night at Zuni. I actually attended high school with Judy Rodgers and it was delightful seeing her for the first time in years, and the food, service, and experience was great.

    2. There's a Taqueria Cancun at 6th/Market. Mission burrito but close to USq. Stay on Market street.

      1. You might try taking BART down to 16th & Mission. From there you can get your burrito at Pancho Villas or one of the other taquerias, and stroll over to Bi-Rite Creamery for Ice Cream

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        Bi-Rite Market
        3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        Pancho Villa
        3071 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

        1. Lisette, can you please be more specific? If you can, I suspect you'll get far more and far better guidance. Like...do you have to stay near Union Square? Will you have a car? Do you want to hit just the "big name" places, or are you interested in excellent neighborhood restaurants too? Do you want breakfast recommendations, too, or are you looking only for lunch/dinner? Basically, your request is so broad that it asks us to list all the good restaurants in SF. And that list is very long ideed. If you can help us by narrowing this down, and telling us what you'll be in the mood for after your meals at Boulevard/Tadich/burritos, I'm sure you'll get more help here.

          1. Thought I'd come back here and update.

            We had a fabulous meal at Boulevard Saturday night. Didn't make it to Tadich Grill, instead we had dinner at Kokkari. I know people rave about the lamb chops, but my husband's were fatty. I had the roasted whole branzino. Our friends had the seafood grill for 2 and it could have fed 4 -- branzino, shrimp, mussels. We also hit Myth. My pork chop was so salty as to be inedible. Husband's scallops were delicious, though, as was the grand marnier souffle.

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            1. re: lisette

              Thanks for the report on Myth. Nice to have a current update during their transitional period.

              The fat on Kokkari's lamb chops is probably part of the reason they get raves!

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              Cafe Myth
              490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133