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Jul 11, 2008 09:27 AM

Late night SF restaurant

Looking for a GOOD restaurant open late (past 10 pm) in the city mid week - any suggestions??

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Tuesday night, many places I checked close at 10 pm

    2. Bar Crudo, 10:30pm
      Thai House Express, midnight
      Zuni, midnight
      Globe, 1am
      Nopa, 1am
      Oola, 1am

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        I forgot about zuni - thanks for the suggestions!

      2. Scala's is deffinitely open past 10 on weekends, not certain about weekdays.

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        1. re: whiner

          It's open till midnight daily. Do you think it's as good as the places I mentioned?

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            "Do you think it's as good as the places I mentioned?"

            No. Well, not as good as nopa, anyway. I'm not a big fan of Zuni, though I know a LOT of people who are. I haven't been to the other places you mentioned. But I didn't know the OP's parameters (ie. is this a new job where he will be in the city late every Tuesday night? Will he be near Union Square?) And I do like Scala's quite a bit, and depending upon what I was looking for, I might even go there over nopa so as to be able to hear myself think -- though I've not been to nopa on a weekday night, so maybe the din isn't quite so... din-y ;-)

        2. I always like Brother's Korean Restaurant for late night eats. Usually after a late night of drinking though. It's open til 2 a.m.

          1. Blowfish Sushi to die for (11pm).
            Magnolia Pub & Brewery (midnight)
            The Big Four has a bar menu (midnight)
            The Monk's Kettle (1am)
            Mangarosa (11pm)
            Spices II (midnight)
            Chow on Church (11 pm)
            Rogue Ales Public House (midnight) .. this might be marginal though
            Yuet Lee Seafood (3am)
            Grubstake (4am) ... hey, I like the Portuguese dishes there
            Betelnut (11:30 pm)
            Bix (11 pm)
            Jardiniere (10:30 pm)
            Rose Pistola (11pm)
            District Wine Bar and Lounge (1am)
            Farmer Brown (midnight) and they have a fried chicken dinner special after 10pm
            Epic Roasthouse (10:30 pm)
            Orson (11 pm)
            Wine Jar (midnight)
            Beretta (midnight)
            Pete's Tavern (midnight)
            Bistro at Campton Place (10:30)

            Those are just the places that I remember positive mentions. Here's more late night eats. Maybe someone's favorite got left out

            North Beach seems to have the highest concentration of late night eats.

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              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                I got that from Menupages which is suprisingly the most accurate in terms of hours. I have no clue what they get out of this, but it is rare that Menupages errs.

                That being said, District is pretty new so I'm sure they are still working out the hours

                The current online menu (pdf) at district says that they serve food until 10:30 during the week and midnight Thursday - Saturday.

                So District may be a moving target hour-wise for a while and it would be best to call and check.

                1. re: rworange

                  District's full menu is served only until 10:30, limited menu until midnight Thurs.-Sat. How much later the bar stays open depends on how busy the place is. It opened almost a year and a half ago.

                  District is nice but Cav's kitchen is open till 11 (midnight Fri-Sat) and the food is better. Good fallback if you go to Zuni and the wait is too long.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    I guess I'm mixing up District with another restaurant. So many wine bars have opened.

                    I just read theat Mikaku is open until 2:30 am daily. Don't know how good it is though. It is in the Union Square/Nob Hill area.

                    I tell you, I've learned so much about Bay Area dining by filling in the blanks on the Places records and looking at websites if there is one. Other than first discovering Chowhound, this has really broadened my food universe.