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Visiting SF/Oakland 10/16-10/20 Need Recs TIA

Stuartmc910 Sep 15, 2009 09:00 AM

NYC foodies, my wife and I will be in SF/Oakland on the above dates and would like to visit some moderate priced restaurants.

Chinese, Korean, French Bistro (BYO would be great), and vegetarian. For the Chinese and Korean, spicy is fine, but not "ofal type" places. Just standard meat, seafood and fowl.


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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Stuartmc910 Sep 15, 2009 09:12 AM





    Petty much every good Korean or Chinese restaurants will have some offal, but they don't make you order it.

    BYO is rare here, since in California it's illegal for a restaurant without a liquor license to allow customers to consume alcohol. Free / cheap corkage:


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      vulber RE: Stuartmc910 Sep 15, 2009 09:15 AM

      Chapeau! is an extremely reasonably priced French bistro (especially if you get there before 6), and the price of your meal there plus corkage fee will probably not be too different from the price of a normally priced French Bistro before corkage.

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      1. re: vulber
        Stuartmc910 RE: vulber Sep 15, 2009 09:17 AM

        Thanks for the quick responses.

        1. re: vulber
          Robert Lauriston RE: vulber Sep 15, 2009 09:33 AM

          I think Chapeau's claim to fame is the quality of the food.

          The prices are toward the high end among SF's relatively few French bistros, e.g. their prix fixe is $38, Chez Papa's $35, Le Charm's $30, and Baker Street Bistro's ... are they up to $25 now?

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            vulber RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 15, 2009 10:08 AM

            I was referring to the 5-6pm deal, which, looking back at my original post, was not clear at all

            1. re: vulber
              Robert Lauriston RE: vulber Sep 15, 2009 10:12 AM

              Chapeau's early-bird special is $25.50 before supplements.

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