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Sep 30, 2008 11:50 AM

Places to eat around Union Square?

Staying near Union Square this weekend. Need suggestions for good eats in the area. Any suggestions from cheap, pricey, fancy to casual are welcome. I just want suggestions for good food. Walking distance around that area would be ideal.


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  1. Just got back from SF and had lunch at Lefty O'Douls..I drank my lunch but the husband had the hand carved sandwich of pastrami for $6.49 and he said he was one of the best.
    This is one of my favorite places across from the St. Francis Hotel in Union Square on Geary street..the piano bar at night is a classic too.

    1. This question gets asked quite frequently. Be sure to do a "Search this board" search for Union Square. You will find dozens of helpful comments & recommendations already here for you.

      If you are interested in Italian food, try Scala's Bistro on Powell near Sutter or Fino on Post near Taylor.

        1. Canteen - small place, excellent food!

          1. We just had a fine dinner at farmerbrown, well-prepared soul food with better than average ingredients. We shared fried chicken (with collards and mac and cheese) and panfried catfish (with green beans and candied yams). I ordinarily hate leftovers, but we both took home little bits for tomorrow.

            Good drink scene too, serves late. Total for 2 was $50 with one cocktail and a lemonade, before tip.

            They have a $15 all you can eat brunch on Sundays with live music that I've been meaning to check out. The block's a little sketchy, but it's only 1 block from Powell and Market.

            Farmer Brown
            25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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            1. re: Windy

              c'mon you get MUCH sketchier than 25 Mason.

              I've always liked David's at 474 Geary and frankly one sandwich is more than enough for 2.

              good latkes.