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Feb 20, 2009 09:49 PM

Sunday Dinner

Will be in SF next Sunday, near Oak & Pierce Streets. I'd like to take friends to a nice restaurant. Food more important than decor. We do have a car. I'd planned to go to Aziza, but they're closed for a private party. Recommendations?


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  1. Since you have a car, you could get to just about any of the good restaurants in the city, so there are a hundred or more places that fit your request. Here are some of my favorites:

    Nearby, you'll find RNM, Uva Enoteca, and Nopa.

    Other nice places to check out in other parts of the city are Incanto, Zuni, and Slanted Door.

    None of the above are the same type of food as Aziza. But they are nice places in their own right. There are many, many more suggestions depending on what you are looking for specifically.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Shane Greenwood

      RNM looks wonderful. Alas, they're closed on Sunday. Any other places in the same vein? It has to be casual. Thanks, again.

      1. re: Sandra W

        Clementine is out that way, same direction as Aziza. It's nice but Frenchy-frenchy.

        Clementine Restaurant
        126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

        1. re: ML8000

          Another French place that is casual with solid food is L'ptit Laurent. It's in Glen Park, which is a totally different part of the city. But it's a great neighborhood French restaurant that is run by the guy who started Clementine.

    2. In the same price range as Aziza I actually prefer:

      A16 (Southern Italian)
      Delfina (Northern Italian)
      La Ciccia (Sardinian)
      Fringale (French bistro w/ Basque accents)
      Nopa (Modern CA)
      Laiola (Modern Spanish)

      All of these places are rather casual.

      1. try globe -pacific@battery. they do a 4 course dinner, very casual with all local ingredients.

        1. quince would be my sunday dinner choice provided the party was small. boulevard is pretty good, too. boulevard is ok with tables of six. reservations at both are a good idea.