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Feb 20, 2009 02:41 PM

A16 alternatives?

I wanted to go to A16 next Friday and was really happy with myself for thinking of making reservations a week in advance. Apparently thats not enough, as the only times for 2 were 5:15 and 9:45. Where else can I go that is similar in quality and ambiance? It does not have to be Italian, either.

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  1. Loved my visit to A16 and sat at the bar which may be an option for you as a walk in. But I always return to Plumpjack Cafe. Great value and fabulous wines with oh so fresh food ...a quieter ambiance granted

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    1. re: capeanne

      Get it while you can. Plumpjack is scheduled to shutter for a "reconcept" on the 28th, according to EaterSF

      1. re: BernalKC

        Ttoal bummer as this doesn't sound good to me ...from their website. And I am mourning from Boston.
        "After 14 wonderful years, the PlumpJack Group is delighted to announce that an extensive remodel of PlumpJack Cafe San Francisco will take place this Spring. February 28, 2009 will be the last day of service before the Cafe closes its doors to make many new and exciting changes. We anticipate a grand reopening by year's end and will update our loyal supporters throughout the process. We are extremely grateful for your patronage all these years.

        We thank you so much for your continued support and we encourage you to celebrate with us throughout the month of February as we look forward to a bright future with a fresh new beginning! " Let's hope

    2. Perbacco... though the ambiance is going to be a little less Marina and a bit more Financial District, but they aren't as far apart as you might imagine.

      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. Are you going off OpenTable reservations, because those are always messed up. Call and make reservations, Im SURE you can get in for 2 people. If not, go to their sister SPQR.

        1. Beretta trumps A16 in my experiences.


          1199 Valencia St
          San Francisco, CA 94110
          (415) 695-1199