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Jun 18, 2008 09:24 PM

Any suggestions near the Hyatt Embarcadero


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,

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    1. 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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      1. re: Pei

        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.

        1. re: klyeoh

          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. 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.

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

          1. 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...


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            1. re: wdot

              Piperade is Basque, not Spanish.

              1. re: wdot

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

                1. re: rworange

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

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

                  1. re: rworange

                    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.