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Great place to eat around Fort Mason?

jean8298 Mar 27, 2009 11:46 AM

Looking for a casual but good place to eat for 5 of us on a Saturday near Fort Mason. Any suggestions?

  1. alwayscooking Mar 27, 2009 12:08 PM

    Great food and awesome views.

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    1. re: alwayscooking
      cheesecake17 Mar 27, 2009 12:20 PM

      I love Greens. We went twice on vacation last year. Delicious food and the service was excellent!

      1. re: cheesecake17
        Adamsimpson Mar 27, 2009 03:12 PM

        I did Greens for brunch the other day, and it was terrible. The food took FOREVER to get out, and my dish was awefully bland and poorly executed. I got a pasta dish and everything was lacking from the way overcooked pasta (that seemed like poor quality in the first place) to the salt. And, it was super expensive for what we got.

        A16 is amazing for overall food, atmosphere, and wine.

        Zushi Puzzle is the best Sushi in the city, IMO. You HAVE to get a reservation, or youll be out of luck, and once again IMO, just like any sushi resto, you should sit at the bar and put your dining in the hands of the chef. Whatever is fresh, unique, or a must have, you will experience if you submit.

        Lucca has great deli sandwiches.

    2. Robert Lauriston Mar 27, 2009 12:35 PM

      A16's the best in that neighborhood. Reservations essential.

      Cafe Maritime, Helmand Palace, and Mezes are also nearby.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        Senor Popusa Mar 28, 2009 07:44 AM

        Agree that A16 is a great choice - the pizzas there are particularly good.

        Greens is nice but somehow feels more formal to me.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          a_and_w Mar 29, 2009 11:40 AM

          Is Helmand Palace related to the Helmand? Where is the former located?

          I second A16 but you will need a rec as Robert says. For something more casual and downscale, I really like Pluto's on Scott. Dragonwell also does decent neighborhood Chinese.

          1. re: a_and_w
            Robert Lauriston Mar 29, 2009 01:15 PM

            Helmand Palace is the relocated Helmand. They left the Broadway location due to a rock slide making the building unsafe.

            Helmand Palace
            2424 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              a_and_w Mar 29, 2009 01:47 PM

              I knew about the rock slide, but not the relocation. I'm so glad these guys found a new place! I'm a big fan of the Cambridge and (old) SF locations.

        2. wolfe Mar 29, 2009 02:03 PM

          Less than a mile E Angelo.

          E Angelo Restaurant
          2234 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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          1. re: wolfe
            a_and_w Mar 29, 2009 02:56 PM

            I'm not such a fan of E'Angelo. I would go to Emporio Rulli for Italian if A16 is too crowded.

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