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Help a carnivore with a vegetarian girlfriend

I am looking for a nice place to eat this weekend with the better half

Not cheap and nasty but not fine dining either. I want to make an impression without eating sardine pasta for the week following!

Somewhere which has a solid vegetarian selection without being vegetarian focussed (i.e. a nice piece of meat or fish for me too!)

A vibrant area with places to have a drink beforehand would also be a plus.

What can you suggest?

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  1. What about Bar Jules? You could get a drink before at Suppenkuche, Momi Toby's, Place Pigalle or Absinthe.

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    1. re: Senor Popusa

      Definitely in the right vein, however I would like the security of a reservation.
      I am weird like that.

    2. Go Ethiopian. There's always a vegetarian combo and always many meat dishes (usually even a meat combo).

      I like Zeni in San Jose, but there are plenty of places (I just haven't been to them) in SF, which is where I assume you are.

      1. Has a vegetarian special and you might get some of the veggies from the other dishes. prices look reasonable and reviews seem good.
        Anchor and Hope.
        http://anchorandhopesf.com/AandHmenu.pdf
        PS. A city would be helpful.

        1. How about a "nice" Indian place, like Amber India? Pricey for Indian, but not PRICEY pricey, and bound to have decent vegetarian options.

          Here's Amber's dinner menu:

          http://www.amber-india.com/SanFrancis...

          1. Okay, so I haven't been, so this is a qualified recommendation, but friends love it. Perhaps Walzwerk? On South Van Ness at about 15th, which puts you within reasonable walking distance of the vibrant drinking area 16th & Valencia. The menu has all the heavenly German carnivore delights, while also having enough veggie options to make my vegetarian co-worker drool.

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            1. re: weem

              Walzwerk is one of our favorite places in SF and they have some great vegetarian dishes. Enthusiastically seconded.