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Fillmore and Fell Area

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!

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  1. 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
    Absinthe

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    1. re: toemoss

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

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

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      Nopa
      560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

      Nopalito
      306 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

      1. 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

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/609533
          Bistro St. Germain
          http://www.rnmrestaurant.com/
          rnm
          www.cafeinternational.us
          Cafe International
          www.nickies.com
          Nickies
          Cafe du Soleil
          Rosemunde Sausage for Tuesday's $5 cheeseburger at noon
          Estela's Fresh Sandwiches for the Big Sherm
          Saffron Grill
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594312
          Mojo Bicycle Cafe
          www.mojobicyclecafe.com
          Mini Bar
          www.myspace.com/minibarsf
          Little Star Pizza
          www.littlestarpizza.com
          Ziryab
          ziryabgrill.com
          Bean Bag Coffee - 601 Divisadero at Hayes Street
          Farmers Market on Sunday 10 am - 2pm at Grove & Divisadero Streets

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

          Nickie's
          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

          Ziryab
          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

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

            hahahaha!

            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.

        2. 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

            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. 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.

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

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              Bar Crudo
              655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

              1. 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

                  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

                    SteveG-
                    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

                    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.