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Fillmore and Fell Area

stensocal Jul 14, 2009 08:52 PM

I am renting a house near Fillmore and Fell (Central North? Alamo Square? ) for a week in September for my sailing team (10 people). I do not know the area at all and would appreciate input on proper restaurants in the area. Specifically, those within walking distance of the pad or anything that is adjacent to Fillmore since we'll be commuting to the Marina on the MUNI #22. Thanks in advance!

  1. tvham Jul 15, 2009 09:54 AM

    I'm a big fan of Uva Enoteca in the Lower Haight. It's a great place for groups and they have happy hour deals on both food and wine.

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    1. re: tvham
      SteveG Jul 15, 2009 10:13 AM

      That's the one I was going to mention. I haven't had a full meal there, but I stopped in for a glass to check it out, and ended up having a nice mini flight and drooling over the meat and cheese selections. It's a very nice space with good use of stone, wood, and lighting--far more upscale looking than I was expecting based on what I'd heard about it. Wines were interesting, well-priced.

      1. re: SteveG
        tvham Jul 15, 2009 10:21 AM

        I've had 3-4 full meals at Uva in addition to happy hour at the bar....I've yet to be disappointed! I love their pizza and the meat/cheese 'plates' which are actually served on wood planks. A great value, too.

      2. re: tvham
        larochelle Jul 15, 2009 10:47 AM

        Maybe for happy hour its okay but any other time its too expensive. And their offerings are pretty boring - there are too many great shops in town for me to go pay restaurant prices for cheese, sliced meat and wine.

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        Armoise Jul 15, 2009 09:43 AM

        Bar Crudo is now on Divisadero, close to Nopa. Across from the Independent.

        Bar Crudo
        655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

        1. Robert Lauriston Jul 15, 2009 08:51 AM

          There are dense clusters of restaurants along Divisadero north of Fell (aka Nopa) a few blocks east and along Haight ("Lower Haight") a few blocks south.

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            ZaneTheButcher Jul 15, 2009 05:22 AM

            If you wanted to buy food and cook there are really good grocers near by:

            Falletti Foods (Fell and Broderick) and
            Whole Foods (Fillmore and Haight)

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            1. re: ZaneTheButcher
              Robert Lauriston Jul 15, 2009 08:56 AM

              Note that Haight Fillmore Whole Foods is a funky neighborhood convenience / liquor store, not a branch of the Whole Foods chain. I'd be happy to have it down the block but it's not remotely in the same class with Falletti Foods.

            2. bbulkow Jul 15, 2009 01:25 AM

              I don't know what a "proper restaurant" is in your book.

              Walk down to height and fillmore (3 blocks the short way) and you've got Thep Phanom and Indian Oven, Memphis Minnie's, the Toranado, and a huge number of other places.

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              1. re: bbulkow
                Cynsa Jul 15, 2009 07:15 AM

                Bistro St. Germain
                Cafe International
                Cafe du Soleil
                Rosemunde Sausage for Tuesday's $5 cheeseburger at noon
                Estela's Fresh Sandwiches for the Big Sherm
                Saffron Grill
                Mojo Bicycle Cafe
                Mini Bar
                Little Star Pizza
                Bean Bag Coffee - 601 Divisadero at Hayes Street
                Farmers Market on Sunday 10 am - 2pm at Grove & Divisadero Streets

                Little Star Pizza
                846 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                466 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                La Cafe Du Soleil
                200 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                RNM Restaurant
                598 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

                528 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

                Saffron Grill
                1279 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA

                Mini Bar Sf
                837 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA

                Bistro St. Germain
                518 Haight St, San Francisco, CA

                Cafe International
                508 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                Mojo Bicycle Cafe
                639-A Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA

                1. re: Cynsa
                  larochelle Jul 15, 2009 10:41 AM

                  "Rosemunde Sausage for Tuesday's $5 cheeseburger at noon"


                  These days there's a line of 30+ people when the place opens. They continue to take orders, which stack up, so they tell you when to come back to pick up your burger. Unless you show up in the first group of orders, there can be a 2 hour wait. Which is fine for locals or people passing the time in Toronado, but I never recommend the Tuesday burger to anyone anymore.

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                ML8000 Jul 15, 2009 12:21 AM

                That's pretty close to NOPA and Nopalito and a few nice cafes.

                560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

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                  toemoss Jul 14, 2009 11:28 PM

                  Kate's Kitchen (on Haight Street) Breakfast
                  Squat and Gobble (on Fillmore, near Haight) Breakfast

                  On Fillmore along the #22 route:
                  Cafe Mediterranee
                  Elite Cafe

                  In Hayes Valley:
                  Hayes and Vine

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                  1. re: toemoss
                    Robert Lauriston Jul 15, 2009 08:48 AM

                    Hayes and Vine closed years ago. There are better Middle Eastern places closer than Mediterranee.

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