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brianroaz Jun 18, 2008 09:24 PM

Hi,

Staying at the Hyatt Embarcadero in a few weeks. Can anyone suggest any not-to-miss, San-Francisco-type places nearby.

Also, we'll be arriving late in the evening, so any suggestions for late-night dining in the area as well?

Many thanks,
Brian

  1. Pei Jun 18, 2008 09:32 PM

    Tadich Grill is an old SF favorite: arguably the oldest restaurant in town with an antique bar. They serve fresh seafood prepared simply. Get the cioppino or petrale sole and you won't go wrong.

    On the other end of the age spectrum, Perbacco is a newish Italian restaurant in a contemporary setting. I remember having a great grilled squid appetizer, and most of the pastas and salumi were nicely done as well.

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      klyeoh Jun 18, 2008 11:19 PM

      I'd second Tadich Grill - definitely a must-not-miss SF institution. 10 minutes' walk from Hyatt Embarcadero.

      One Market and Boulevard are also good.

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        DavidT Jun 19, 2008 06:11 AM

        I will 3rd the rec of Tadich Grill. It is at 240 California Street, 2 1/2 blocks from the Hyatt Embarcadero. It can't be more than 5-minute walk from the hotel.

        Perbacco is also very good and is right next door to Tadich.

    2. steve h. Jun 18, 2008 10:17 PM

      we stay there a lot. the financial district likes to go to sleep around 10 p.m. just prior, you can grab some nibbles at one market. late drinks at the pied piper bar in the palace hotel are ok.

      best thing about the hotel is that you can grab mass transit to anywhere. all things being equal, i'd grab the "f" in front of your place and go to zuni on market. get a reservation if you like comfort food. order the chicken. have a few gimlets and some oysters while you wait. i like it.
      incanto is a favorite. go below ground to the bart station outside your hotel and figure out how to take local traffic to the noe valley. it's not rocket science (j church line).
      bar crudo is a simple jump on the california cable car (outside your door). have drinks next door at tunnel top.
      i'm not a huge fan of your hotel but it sure is situated beautifully transportation wise.

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        whiner Jun 18, 2008 10:47 PM

        Slanted Door (moderately expensive) and Boulevard (expensive) are both awesome, imo. I don't know what is open late around there, though...

        1. wdot Jun 19, 2008 12:37 AM

          For a more casual dinner than the places mentioned below, I would head to:

          1.Slanted Door - definitely not-to-miss
          2. Aqua - just a block away

          More casual:
          1. Globe - my go to late night spot when working late in the Financial District
          2. Piperade - a solid Spanish restaurant about 5 blocks away
          3. Bocadillos - great tapas bar

          Wish Tartare was still open...

          -wdot
          www.thejadedpalate.com

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          1. re: wdot
            Xiao Yang Jun 19, 2008 07:59 AM

            Piperade is Basque, not Spanish.

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              rworange Jun 19, 2008 10:02 AM

              Aqua is hardly casual and quite pricy. There are a numbering differing opinions about it on the board.

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                Calvinist Jun 19, 2008 12:53 PM

                And Kokkari is a short walk away.......

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

                1. re: rworange
                  wdot Jun 19, 2008 02:26 PM

                  Bad editing job. Sorry. Pricier: Slanted and Aqua. More casual: Globe, Piperade, Bocadillos. I was pretty happy with my recent Aqua visit (two weeks ago). I would say it was so-so for the price a few years back. I think Laurent Manrique, the current head chef, has really stepped it up. He's a god with the foie gras.

                  -Wdot
                  www.thejadedpalate.com

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