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Lunch near the Legion of Honor?

cortez Mar 10, 2008 03:31 PM

In April, I'm coming to SF to see the Annie Leibowitz exhibit at the Legion of Honor. I'd like to go to lunch near the exhibit but am not aware of eating spots in that neighborhood.

Any chowhound advice re lunch near the Legion? Any style/ethnicity and price point is fine.

Thanks for your advice.

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: cortez Mar 10, 2008 03:33 PM

    The first place I thought of was Pizzetta 211. Their hours are rather eccentric, though, so if you're interested, you should check and see if they jibe with your schedule.

    1. Ruth Lafler RE: cortez Mar 10, 2008 03:34 PM

      Ah... forgot the places link:

      Pizzetta 211
      211 23rd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: cortez Mar 10, 2008 03:58 PM

        Here's a current topic on favorite places in the general neighborhood (Richmond District), many are open for lunch:


        1. singleguychef RE: cortez Mar 11, 2008 09:47 AM

          Not sure how familiar you are with the museum but it is out on its own in a park so that means there's nothing really within walking distance unless you consider the museum cafe. (The cafe is just OK, nothing special.) So if you end up eating in the Richmond, which is the neighborhood near the museum, you're going to end up driving again to the museum. I just bring this up to say you can probably widen your search since you're going to have to drive already. Just build in the time for that.

          1. chefj RE: cortez Mar 11, 2008 03:35 PM

            Pagan restaurant is really close and good!

            1. SunsetKid RE: cortez Mar 11, 2008 03:41 PM

              I think the cafe at the museum is more than adequate. You will get a good lunch in a nice setting, If it warm, you can sit outside.

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              1. re: SunsetKid
                Robert Lauriston RE: SunsetKid Mar 12, 2008 09:33 AM

                There's at least one very positive report on prix-fixe brunch there, but I'm not sure that has much to do with the everyday cafe menu.

                Legion of Honor Cafe
                100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA

                1. re: SunsetKid
                  Glencora RE: SunsetKid Mar 12, 2008 10:00 AM

                  I had the pizza -- the kind that comes with a pile of greens on top. It was pretty good.

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