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dining dilemma - kokkari or town hall?

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bunky Apr 8, 2008 11:33 AM

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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    Michael Rodriguez Apr 8, 2008 05:50 PM

    On a cold evening to find a whole lamb roasting (being roasted?) over the open fire at Kokkari--nothing better. The rooms are a little loud, however.

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      Giselle Apr 8, 2008 04:41 PM

      Fried Chicken at Town Hall! Nothing like it

      1. swag Apr 8, 2008 02:48 PM

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

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          bunky Apr 8, 2008 03:38 PM

          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.

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            adrienne156 Apr 8, 2008 04:47 PM

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

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              sugartoof Apr 8, 2008 05:44 PM

              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. farmersdaughter Apr 8, 2008 01:38 PM

            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.

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              papa Apr 8, 2008 12:47 PM

              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. Robert Lauriston Apr 8, 2008 11:43 AM

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

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                  bunky Apr 8, 2008 11:45 AM

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

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                    Robert Lauriston Apr 8, 2008 11:57 AM

                    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

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                    Ruth Lafler Apr 8, 2008 12:31 PM

                    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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                      Robert Lauriston Apr 8, 2008 01:03 PM

                      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.)

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