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dining dilemma - kokkari or town hall?

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Friend coming to town, we're meeting at Slanted Door for drinks at 7:30pm. We could eat at the bar, but I be that'd noisy for catching up - I think. (no res. avail. except at 5:30pm). We have reservations at Kokkari and Town Hall. Need to decide. We love everything, and i love seafood. octopus at Kokkari is pulling me. but it's a cab ride. do cabs linger front of ferry building at all? So 'hounds - ideas and opinions dearly welcomed.

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  1. Kokkari is 0.3 mile (three blocks) from Slanted Door, Town Hall is 0.6 (seven blocks)

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      hmm, okay thanks... shows you my map skills stink. what say you about food choices Robert?

      1. re: bunky

        Kokkari is great and has been quiet when I've eaten there.

        I haven't been to Town Hall but reportedly it can be noisy:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/463544

      2. re: Robert Lauriston

        No way Kokkari is only three blocks from Slanted Door, but I agree it's quite walkable.

        I haven't been to Kokkari, but I have been to Town Hall, and it can be quite noisy.

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        Kokkari Estiatorio
        200 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94111

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Oops, you're right, I was looking at the wrong corner. Walking it's about five blocks, 0.4 mile. (Driving it's more due to closed-off and one-way streets.)

      3. Depends on what kind of food you want to eat. But for me, I'd probably pick Kokkari over Town Hall. It's such a cozy and warm interior and I love Greek food. Kokkari makes a nice, rich moussaka and usually has some nice lamb dishes.

        1. I really like Kokkari and its warm atmosphere and great food. I don't particularly care for Town Hall and it's very noisy. Kokkari is probably a five to seven minute walk from Slanted Door, Town Hall is farther. The grilled octopus appetizer is really good, as is the lamb entree.

          1. Kokkari is a memorable meal. Town Hall, while good, is not.

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            1. re: swag

              Okay, thank you much for the weigh-ins. Think I'll head to Kokkari, and maybe have 2 orders of octopus and see what I can talk my companion into ordering. lamb, yes, lamb would be good! thanks again 'Hounds!and ...if bar at Slanted Door ends up winning, I'll report back.

              1. re: bunky

                The soutzoukakia (lamb meatballs), kokkari potatoes, and the ribeye are phenomenal. Just in case you decide on something else. :)

                1. re: bunky

                  If you go to Kokkari, try and read up on some of the favorites.... there are a few total clunkers on the menu. The chicken comes to mind.

              2. Fried Chicken at Town Hall! Nothing like it