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SPQR - Perceptor's Report

Perceptor Oct 9, 2008 02:33 PM

During my recent trip to SF, dinners at SPQR were definitely highlight worthy. SPQR is a fairly small restaurant that doesn't take reservation. So, if you wanna go eat during peak dinner time, you will wait. The staff was fantastic. They recommended great wines for us and also recommended great dishes since it was our first time. Their menu is really, in my opinion, eclectic. They have simple items like cannonlinis and house made sausage, but they also have fried pig's eat and fried tripe. I liked it ALL. I highly recommend this place and i would definitely come back whenever im in SF....

Enjoy my photo report:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=9zp0kgn.88det4sj&x=0&y=9b40kt&localeid=en_US

SPQR
1911 Fillmore St
(between Bush St & Pine St
)San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 771-7779
www.spqrsf.com

- Perceptor

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    deanpaul2 Oct 10, 2008 06:24 PM

    I've only been to SPQR once but it was worth it. I sat at the bar talking to another post work drinker. The bartender, her name escapes me, she had very short dark hair, lovely woman - well she took perfect care of me. She recommended terrific wines to go with my three dishes; she rolled with my indecision and post work burnout. It was absolutely what I needed that day. A post work cool off with some tasty bits and a little wine. I had scallops, sausage, and broccoli - and they were each perfect. The sausage was especially delicious.

    1. Carb Lover Oct 10, 2008 07:32 AM

      Great photo report as always, Perceptor! I hope you will have more to come...The grilled pecorino and all the fried stuff looked amazing. Made me hungry and thirsty just looking at it.

      How long was your wait and what night did you go? Have you been to A16 as well? I haven't been to either, but I'm trying to decide which one to try first...

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      SPQR
      1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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      1. re: Carb Lover
        Perceptor Oct 10, 2008 03:08 PM

        hey Carb Lover,
        our wait was about 30 min on a Wednesday night at 8:00pm... the wait isnt that bad because the waitress told us to grab a drink couple doors down at the bar and just come back around 30 min and our table will be ready and it was!
        Yes we have been to A16...awesome pastas and pizzas.. if i have to choose between the 2 (tough choice), i enjoyed SPQR slightly more.

        1. re: Perceptor
          Carb Lover Oct 11, 2008 01:20 AM

          Thanks, Perceptor! I'll keep all of that in mind. I look forward to trying both places one day...

      2. hhc Oct 9, 2008 10:51 PM

        Perceptor, thanks for the report & pics! Looks good. Still on my list to try.

        1. kare_raisu Oct 9, 2008 02:44 PM

          Damn! Thank you so much Perceptor for sharing. This place will be #1 on my list next trip back to SF thanks to your report. The pictures are killing me. I cant wait to try that tripe - can you explain it anymore ? Is it only one type of tripe? Is it dusted in flour at all and are the herbs fried with or fresh?

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          1. re: kare_raisu
            Perceptor Oct 9, 2008 04:09 PM

            kare_raisu...
            so the tripe is fried straight up with no flour/batter... so it is slightly crunchy and chewy because is tripe... there was only 1 type of tripe on the menu.. and from what i remembered the herbs were fresh..

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