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Mar 3, 2009 01:05 PM

Lunch/Brunch for client near 4th/Market

Hi All,

A client is coming into town from the east coast for a weekend and is asking me advice re where he and his wife should eat brunch and lunch around 4th and Market (he's staying at the Marriot). That is not an area that I frequent- anyone got any good advice? He's looking for "American cuisine," but said he is flexible, and could go further afield. I have a feeling he is quite traditional.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!


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  1. Lark Creek Steak in the Westfield Shopping Center is an easy walk, and should be traditional American enough for him.....

    1. Here's a recent thread that should help:

      Also 4th and Market is basically the Union Square area also so you can search there too.

      1. San Francisco is not as good a cab city as NYC, but it is a lot better than L.A. And with the buses and BART and other public transport, not to mention the good weather during most days, getting around is pretty easy and cheap. I have two recommendations -- if they are a bit flexible in time and distance, get to Tadich Grill for sand dabs or petrale sole, simply grilled, in the oldest restaurant west of the Mississippi. Or for closer and more specific recommendations, search for Windy's threads about great lunch spots downtown.

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        1. re: nosh

          A lot of FiDi lunch places aren't open on the weekends, though.

          1. re: nosh

            And a disclaimer that my thread is places I eat because of proximity and short lunch hour--not where I'd choose if I had more time or better options.

            Tadich is an easy walk from the Marriot. And I'll second Paul's rec below of Yank Sing.

          2. Farmer Brown has an all-you-can eat Southern Brunch with Jazz. It can be inconsistent (sometimes just too darn greasy for me) so I try to get there when it opens but if you go after church, you get to see all the ladies in hats down the hill from Glide Memorial which is nice.

            Farmer Brown
            25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

            1. Yank Sing Stevenson St. for Saturday lunch. (dim sum)

              Garden Court at the Palace Hotel for Sunday Brunch

              What's the point of traveling to San Francisco, if you don't take advantage of what it has to offer?

              Yank Sing
              49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

              Garden Court of the Palace Hotel
              2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94105