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blackbookali Jul 27, 2009 10:25 PM

Heading to a Giant's game this Saturday night and looking to grab a meal afterwards. We wont stay for the whole game, probably leave by 8:30-9pm but will still be in semi casual attire. Any reccs nearby? Nothing too formal or over the top. Anyone here like South Park Cafe?

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    pininex Jul 27, 2009 11:04 PM

    Tim Lincecum will be pitching on Saturday. I wouldn't leave until after he is done throwing pitches. As for food, 21st Ammendment is a great place to go after the Giants beat up that team from Philadelphia. What is more American than burgers/pizza/wings/decent Cubano sandwich and housemade beer after watching a baseball game? They do have a limited menu on game days and they post it on their website. They typically offer 7-8 housemade beers. It has a fun and festive atmosphere.

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    21st Amendment Brewery Cafe
    563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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    1. re: pininex
      blackbookali Jul 29, 2009 08:43 AM

      thats hilarious.

    2. bbulkow Jul 28, 2009 01:20 AM

      Why can't people say what kind of food they want. "nothing too formal" doesn't rule much out.

      South Park Cafe is quite nice. Very relaxed french. Not snobby, good food, not first-rank Michelin but tasty. Not considered an "after ballgame" kind of place, and that's a good thing.

      1. Tripeler Jul 28, 2009 02:50 AM

        If you want good food, a casual atmosphere, and like great beer, there is nothing better than 21st Amendment. Give it a try.

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          bbulkow Jul 28, 2009 11:05 PM

          Re 21st amendment, I will have to agree in part.

          The food is *good*, but not great. It fits with that ballpark laid back sports feel, but it's not great. It's only good. The atmosphere is sports-bar loud and convivial, the beer is also good-not-great. I think there are a half-dozen local breweries with better beer than 21st amendment, and you can't get 'em there. I don't consider 21st amendment "chow worthy".

          In some sense, it's the quintessential after-ballpark spot.

          [Side note: Slocolmbe is making 21st Amendment's Watermelon Wheat into icecream tomorrow! That might be worth a trip.]

          Given that the OP is planning on leaving the game early, and is considering South Park Cafe, I suspect they might want a *change and respite* from sports-bar-casual. South Park is pretty good, Fringale is better.

          Coco500 and Nova Bar might be worth a look - I haven't been to either, though.

          1. re: bbulkow
            Robert Lauriston Jul 29, 2009 08:37 AM

            21st Amendment's food has had its ups and downs. The chili I had there last month was surprisingly excellent.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5206...

            Fringale's on the formal side compared with the other places recomended here.

            1. re: bbulkow
              Shane Greenwood Jul 29, 2009 08:39 AM

              I found the food at 21st Ammendment to be pretty disappointing. Overall, nothing was bad enough to send back, but everythng was lacking in flavor. Beer was okay. We had the marg pizza, which was way bland. The burger was nothing to worth getting again. Salad was not very fresh. This place has Sysco written all over it. For the price, you are better off at the other places mentioned.

              1. re: Shane Greenwood
                Robert Lauriston Jul 29, 2009 09:03 AM

                How long ago did you last eat at 21st Amendment? The food I had there in June was good, much improved from the last time I'd eaten there (which was so mediocre that I was in no hurry to return). I think the beer was better, too.

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                  Shane Greenwood Jul 29, 2009 07:20 PM

                  Late May 2009. Saturday lunch on a non- game day.

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                    ML8000 Jul 29, 2009 09:11 PM

                    When I worked in South Park use to go to 21st every once it awhile (clients, not my choice) and also use to order to go for meeting every so often...it was always average to mediocre. Like I said below, it's blunt food meant to be washed down with beer. No finesse, your basic brew pub food. The safe bet was the burger and salads. I'd never go there by choice.

                    1. re: ML8000
                      Shane Greenwood Jul 30, 2009 06:18 AM

                      Agreed. The food seems incidental to the real purpose of the place, which is to drink beer with your friends. I thought the beer was good though, so it's worth trying for that.

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            chipman Jul 28, 2009 04:45 AM

            Since you're not going to stay for the whole game, why not just go to the Acme chophouse in the park complex? Should be easy to get a table during the game.

            Off topic, why go to a game if you're not going to stay for it's entirety? Would you leave a movie half way through?

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            1. re: chipman
              blackbookali Jul 29, 2009 08:38 AM

              if the movie was bad, yes. Frankly, its the hosts call but I rarely stay for an ENTIRE baseball game unless its the Cardinals playing in October. Acme is a bit to pricey. I would like to try it though.

            2. Paul H Jul 28, 2009 06:08 AM

              Some suggestions..

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              Fringale Restaurant
              570 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

              Coco500
              598 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

              South Food Wine Bar
              330 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

              21st Amendment Brewery Cafe
              563 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

              South Park Cafe
              108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

              Muse
              625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

              ORSO
              737 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

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              1. re: Paul H
                Robert Lauriston Jul 28, 2009 08:31 AM

                Fringale's a bit on the formal side.

                What's good at Tsunami? Doesn't look like there are any reports in the archive.

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                bobpantzer Jul 28, 2009 09:06 AM

                La Briciola is a new Italian restaurant on 3rd Street between Bryant and Harrison. I've been there several times for lunch and it is excellent. It is a casual place.

                1. tvham Jul 28, 2009 10:02 AM

                  This is a pretty great map showing tons of dining options near the park:
                  http://www.sfgate.com/maps/ballpark/

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                  1. re: tvham
                    Robert Lauriston Jul 28, 2009 10:28 AM

                    Looks like a somewhat random selection missing some of the best choices (e.g. South Park Cafe), and it hasn't been updated to reflect some closures.

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                    ML8000 Jul 28, 2009 11:21 AM

                    Re: South Park Cafe. I use to work in South Park for quite a while. The best meal there in my experience is lunch, reasonable prices, casual, very pleasant during the day. Dinner is decent and good but it's a little quiet at night, particularly after a game and the prices go up considerably and nothing stood out to me.

                    I was there about 2 years ago last for dinner and the potato leek soup and fish were just okay. That said, they do serve a 3-course fixed price meal for $36 but then you might head to Town Hall for a similar deal (they use to have it but haven't confirmed) but not as close, actually 5 blocks away or so.

                    Also in the area -- Brickhouse, new American, casual for sure, new American, salad, sandwiches, kobe beef burgers, specials, brews, more boho/hippie then 21st Ammendment, which is frat boy/jock. 21st is good but the food is meant for beer, i.e., it's on the blunt side to go with beer.

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                    Brickhouse Cafe & Bar
                    426 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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                      mick Jul 30, 2009 04:55 PM

                      Perrys

                      1. Sarah Jul 31, 2009 09:59 PM

                        Game starts 6:00PM tomorrow...

                        1. Ruth Lafler Aug 2, 2009 10:30 AM

                          So where did you go?

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