Four Peeps for $100 (or under)
I will be visiting your lovely city thhis weekend from SoCal and must take three people I do n ot know out for diner. The Sizzler and TGIF will not cut it. Where can I take these nice people for a good / great dinner on the cheap? Thanks for your help.
One thought is Great Eastern, where the Chef's special "Chinatown Selections" willl feed four well for $88 (before drinks, T & T):
Minced Seafood in Lettuce Cup
Shredded Dried Scallop Soup
Sauteed Sea Conch & Scallops with Yellow Chives
Fresh Dungeness Crab with Xo Sauce
Sauteed Soft Bean Cake & Chinese Mushrooms with Tender Greens
Dessert & Fresh Fruit
Gialina in Glen Park is great. You can get a large salume plate, a couple of creative and delicious salads (many choices,) 2 pizzas, and 4 desserts for under $90. Wine would add more, but the wine list contains a number of affordable wines and they also offer a number of less expensive but quality soft drinks and beers.
It's easy to get here -- it's just steps away from the Glen Park BART Station.
2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Are the peeps from NorCal or SoCal...big difference in perception of what is okay.
Any way, I second Park Chow and Ti Couz. Nothing mind-blowing but vvery good eats and no surprises on the bill and no ethnic recoil if their palettes aren't into it.
If however they're into adventure...perhaps Yuet Lee on Broadway and Stockton. Hole-in-the-wall but great seafood. You could get 4 dishes (including a crab) for under $100.
Heh -- when I first saw this topic, I thought, yes, generally Peeps come to about four for 59 cents around Easter. :)
If you don't know them well, you might want to review choices prior to finalizing your decision -- if you were out at some fabulous ethnic eatery with a "plain eater" it could really put a damper on the festivities...
You might call to see if they are finished with the remodel and open, but Town's End has an excellent 3 course prix fixe dinner for $21.95. You can choose any entree and dessert. They have their own bakery so desserts, especially lemon meringue pie are great and there is an excellent bread basket with the meal.
I haven't eaten here but read positive things and is on my 'to try' list ... Cafe Divine in North Beach has a prix fixe for $19 that includes warm olives, soup or salad, entree, dessert and glass of wine. If you go on Sunday there is even live jazz
North Beach has a lot of reasonably priced restaurants. I've been wanting to try Sotte Mare which has $1 oysters.