Sunday evening North Beach
- chairbc Jan 23, 2009 05:51 AM
Rec's for dinner after a poetry reading (~ 6, 6:30 ) Sunday around Broadway/Columbus in San Francisco?
Places I've thought of include:
....looking for casual, not-too-dear price-wise...place to sit and chat.
thanks! Anyone have experience with the current Enrico's?
I'd choose Cafe Macaroni over Tomasso's. If you go to Enrico's hope you report back. I know this is more than you want, but i'll throw it out there anyway. With the current Dine About Town promotion, Joe Dimaggio's is serving a three-course dinner for $35. Haven't been, but I have always been curious about the place.
Another place I've never been but want to try ... though in Washington Square ... is Cafe Divine which has a prix fixe for $19 which includes warm olives, soup or salad, entree, dessert or glass of wine. On Sunday night there is music too.
Thanks Felice, We tried The House this evening. REALLY wonderful day boat scallop, avocado and mache salad. REALLY wonderful Japanese pumpkin tart for desert. Very good steak (the cut was a little too fatty) very good fried calamari appetizer (nothing wrong with it, just nothing spectacular) and ok grilled fish (a little fishy). $104 with two glasses of wine. The place had a nice warm feeling to it, but #1 it was a quite noisy, and #2 the people working there were knowledgeable and prompt, but they didn't seem very happy. In all, it was a good experience, but the food would have to be a bit more consistent and the people more cheerful to make it a great one.
Another vote for Caffe Macaroni, the original location. I like upstairs in the evening and would be some how fitting after a reading, imo.
And in the end, we turned out to be a party of three couples plus one single, one of the couples picked North Beach Restaurant (Margaret had been there, years ago; I never had) and we had a very nice evening...eggplant parmesan was it for me...others seemed happy with their meals, but what stood out was the patience & good humor & appropriate energy of the wait staff....and the good Syrah wine we were lead to....