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Looking for midweek SF place to chill during the day with glass of wine maybe something to eat in or outdoor

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I often find myself looking for a casual place to relax read a book and have a glass of wine just looking for suggestions like the idea of outdoors on a nice sunny day. Any thoughts>

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  1. back patio at Arlequin
    Cafe Flore http://cafeflore.com/
    lawn area behind Park Chalet
    plaza seating at Market Bar
    terrace at Sens
    patio at Americano

    8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
    1000 Great Hwy., San Francisco, CA 94121

    4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Market Bar
    1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA

    Arlequin Cafe & Food To Go
    384 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    1. strongly recommend arlequin too

      1. Hog Island Oyster Company at the Ferry Building.

        Hog Island Oyster Bar
        Ferry Building,, San Francisco, CA 94111

        1. oysters and a gimlet at zuni, outdoors, is a decent way to read the financial times. i like the people watching/food/drinks. you pretty much own the table so there's no rush.

          comfortable shoes.

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          1. re: steve h.

            market street is not too frantic up by zuni. the outside tables and chairs are comfortable and service is, well, roman in it's pace. wines are decent. i like it. pet a few doggies if you get a chance since they are used to owners who like a slow lunch, outdoors, at zuni, too.

          2. Waterbar near the Bay Bridge has a nice outdoor seating area, right on the Embarcadero. It's a pleasant place to look out at the bay and the bridge while enjoying a glass of wine.


            1. thanks for the info thus far i should have said looking for something not too busy more of a neighborhood type place like the place on the corner of fillmore just south of haight across from the thai restaurant or the place on polk and jackson across from lobardis sports or on polk in russian hill the old le robert space or the place at hyde and washington unfortunately i dont recall any of the names just see them in passing Arlequin sounds like it might be closest sorry for not being more specific.

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              1. re: mick

                That place south of haight is Cafe du Soleil. I like that place and Arlequin is somewhat similar. I lived equidistant to those and it was always a tossup as to which I would go to.

                1. re: mick

                  Reverie is a good neighborhood spot in Cole Valley that is very like Arlequin (maybe a little less sceney than Hayes Valley IMHO.) You can have a glass of wine, light food, or just a cup of coffee, indoors or outside in their back garden. It's perfect on a sunny day. The salads are all good - especially the 'ahi tuna and the fennel/walnut/blue cheese.

                  Also, the Grove on Fillmore is good when the weather isn't so great, though it can get a little crowded....

                  For the place on Hyde St - do you mean Nook, at Hyde and Jackson? Cute little coffee shop/cafe, also friendly to 'campers', very sweet employees, good brunch and also serves wine and beer....

                  Cafe du Soleil is, I think, owned by the Bay Bread/La Boulange folks. I love the vibe there. Sunny, relaxed, yummy pastries, nice wines by the glass...

                  There's no listing for Reverie to link to, I will see if I can add one...

                  2016 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

                  1500 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109