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Dinner after arrival - Union Square area

elizan Jan 14, 2009 03:24 AM

We will be arriving at our hotel on Union Square around 9:30 on a Friday night in March, after a long flight from Austin (and working all day before that). This is our first trip to California! We plan to head to the Ferry Building early the next morning.

I need help finding a close, informal place to get a light dinner after our arrival. We'd like to save the most memorable places for when we're not so tired, so someplace simple would be great. Vegie-friendly would be great too,

Thanks fo ryour help!

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  1. Dave MP RE: elizan Jan 14, 2009 06:38 AM

    Sultan is open till 10 PM - depending on what/how you order, you could make it a light meal.

    Are you hoping to walk to the restaurant or would you be willing to take a short taxi ride?

    340 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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      elizan RE: Dave MP Jan 14, 2009 06:45 AM

      We were thinking of walking, but a short taxi ride would be OK too. Thanks for the suggestion of Sultan -- I'll look into it!

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        realspear RE: elizan Jan 14, 2009 08:39 AM

        In reasonable walking distance (10-20 minutes) are Globe, Farallon, Mexico DF, LuLu, Oola, and Ponzu. I haven't been to Ponzu since their last chef change, but it is closer than most of the others. If you are open to a cab, go to OpenTable and put in the date and time (I'd go with 10:30 to allow for late arrival at SFO) and you will find the places that are open late.

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      wally RE: elizan Jan 14, 2009 10:00 AM

      I have done this a lot in the past. Zuni may be more memorable and so may be off your list, but they serve you dinner as long as you are there before midnight.

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        elizan RE: elizan Jan 14, 2009 10:43 AM

        Would I need to make reservations at Zuni for a Friday evening around 10?

        Thanks again!

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          wally RE: elizan Jan 14, 2009 04:27 PM

          We usually called from the airport and never had a problem. It would probably be a taxi ride.

        2. thew RE: elizan Jan 14, 2009 04:45 PM

          codon bleu vietnamese for 5 spice chicken and that rice w/ meat sauce.

          one of my fave hole in the wall dives in the country

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