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Where to go in SF? I'll be back again. List of questions

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kevin Mar 25, 2008 11:21 PM

I'll most likely be in SF over the weekend.

Now where to go:

Cafe Jacqueline - I've never tried it, should I go? If I do I'm just going for dessert souffles either chocolate or fresh strawberry, etc. Are they open on Sunday nights too?

What good restaurants are there in Pacific Heights?

Is Mario's Bohemian Cigar store in North Beach any good? Is it famous for eggplant parm heroes? Also, does it sell cigars or is that merely a visage of the past?

Any good pizza in SF in the vein of Pizzaolo, I don't know if I'll be able to make it to Berkeley hence, I'll need a fix in SF, Is Pizzeria Delfina, or Pizzetta 211 or A16 any good, and how are they different?

How's Canteen currently doing for dinner? Or is better to visit for breakfast or brunch?

And is Molinari good? Or just a tourist outpost? What to get at Molinari if it is good?

Where is great Indian good, if I'm not mistaken someone once mentioned the Tenderloin has good Indian at Pakwan or Shalimar or somewhere else perhaps?

Also, there's a joint or two that serves lobster rolls in SF, does anyone happen to know the names? Wodehouse? Woodhouse? or Old Lobster Co (sp?)?

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  1. rworange Mar 26, 2008 12:21 AM

    Cafe Jacqueline is open Sunday. Here's the place record with hours
    http://www.chow.com/places/26568

    North Beach Lobster Shack
    http://www.chow.com/places/1769

    Woodhouse Fish
    http://www.chow.com/places/7622

    I give Lobster Shack the edge, but both are good.

    1. wolfe Mar 26, 2008 09:49 AM

      http://www.bestofsanfrancisco.net/mar...
      The sandwiches are good and the location is great. Nice park view. Even if they did sell cigars you would probably have to leave San Francisco to smoke them.

      1. Robert Lauriston Mar 26, 2008 10:04 AM

        Molinari's a good old-school Italian deli, a neighborhood institution, nothing particularly touristy about it. If you want a deli sandwich it's good.

        A16, Delfina, and Pizzetta 211 are three of the six best pizza places in SF.

        A16 is straight-up wood-oven Neapolitan (certified by Verace Pizza Napoletana), closest in style to Pizzaiolo.

        Tommaso's is great old-school (first pizzeria on the West coast, there since 1935) wood-oven, large pies.

        Little Star is the best Chicago-style deep dish in the area.

        Pauline's does its own thing. Great crust (long-risen, sometimes they run out before the end of the evening) and toppings, gas deck. Fabulous desserts.

        Delfina is "Neapolitan-inspired," gas deck oven. Similar in style to Dopo in Oakland.

        Pizzetta 211 I'd call Roman-inspired. Thinnest crust I've ever seen. Gas deck.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/432031

        1. foodiesf Mar 26, 2008 01:14 PM

          << What good restaurants are there in Pacific Heights? >>

          I would check out Spruce. I've two excellent meals there in the past month. Equally as good as the food is the setting -- very comfortable and sophisticated. Great for a meal at the bar if you're solo too.

          << Where is great Indian food? >>

          The problem here is with the requirement that it be "great." Dosa is sometimes good and sometimes not-so-good. But usually very crowded. Indian Oven is probably your best best for consistently good Indian.

          << How's Canteen currently doing for dinner? >>

          Very well! You should definitely consider having dinner there.

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          Canteen
          817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

          Dosa
          995 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Spruce
          3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

          Indian Oven Restaurant
          233 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA

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            meggie t Mar 26, 2008 01:15 PM

            Canteen is great for dinner or lunch/brunch. Food is fresh, well prepared and delicious. Not sure if you will be able to get a res for dinner this late in the game - they only do three seatings per evening (6pm, 7:30pm and 9). You can take a look at their website for the weekly menu for dinner. Lunch/Brunch is walk in only.

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              HilaryHB Mar 26, 2008 03:40 PM

              Kevin, I would think about NOPA in lieu of Canteen, and if you do go to the Tenderloin, go to Shalimar (cash only), if you dont want the 'Loin, there is a Pakwan on 16th and Valencia in the Mission (both are BYOB). If you want nicer Indian, Dosa or Indian OVer (very over stylized though).

              Pacific Heights, I would try SPQR.

              Chez Jac - I have been to, but if you are going with just one other, it's a little too much souffle for me...if you go with 4+ people, it works out because you can try many different ones...

              For pizzas, there is also a SMALL, but very good place in DogPatch called Piccino - I think it gives Delfina a run for its money.

              and I would always recommend Chez Spencer...

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                kevin Mar 26, 2008 04:11 PM

                where's dogpatch?

                also, is world hot dogs or world sausages (sp?) still around on market st?

                And is there a location of Top Dog within SF?

                1. re: kevin
                  Robert Lauriston Mar 26, 2008 04:16 PM

                  Dogpatch is around the intersection of 3rd St. and 20th St.

                  No Top Dog in SF.

                  http://www.topdoghotdogs.com/

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