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Mar 11, 2008 06:24 PM

Foody Date Place in SF?

We're coming to SF from Monterey for a cozy and authentic meal. I'd like to spend under $100. Region not important, just gastronomic authenticity. Looking at Incanto, B44, and NOPA. Suggestions?

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  1. Are you including drinks in that number?

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    1. I'd suggest Incanto or 1550 Hyde. Both are wonderful, cozy and have great wine lists. Incanto - Italian and Noe Valley. 1550 Hyde is California and Russian Hill.

      Have fun

      1. NOPA isn't cozy, so I'd take that off the list. Incanto is great, but I think that La Ciccia is a great and very cozy date place with excellent food, and your price point would work.

        1. Woodward's Garden - not really a garden, cozy, very good food, actually quite urban, in the Mission (or edge) but a date place. The downside: not really much of a place walk afterwards.

          1. Bar Tartine on Valencia between 16th and 17th. I was there last night, and I swear I had the most flawless Liberty Farm duck breast with foie gras agnolotti. My partner and I both commented on how professional and smooth the service was. It's a great date place, and you're right in the thick of things afterward if you want to walk around and have a drink somewhere. There's parking at the municipal lot around the corner on 16th, or in the Missio Bank building on 16th for $5.00.

            Bar Tartine
            561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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            1. re: foodiesf

              Thanks for all the replies! I am looking forward to our dinner at Bar Tartine. I love this website.

              1. re: LocalFreshOrganic

                Terrific! Please report back -- I'd love to hear your feedback.

                1. re: foodiesf

                  Bar tartine was a treat! We walked by it twice before we noticed the green door, but once inside the experience was exceptional. From the hostess, to the server, to being able to ask the chef about the rabbit terrine's ingredients the service was impeccable. I waited tables many years and "pooling" tips doesn't always work, but that's what they do at Bar Tartine and each server on shift in the restaurant helped us out in some way. When I returned from the restroom my fiancee informed me that one of them had come by and folded my napkin and placed it on the table as I forgot! I tried a brand new special (Foie Gras stuffed Quail w/ Faro) and the sauce's aroma and flavor overpowered the delicate meats but it was still good. Cheese course was great! We'll be back soon!