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Slanted Door Bar Area?

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WashDC33 Oct 2, 2009 01:39 PM

Hi, I'm headed to S.F. soon and wanted to try out Slanted Door. Unfortunately, it looks like they are pretty booked on OpenTable. Is there a bar area? And, if so, can you eat at the bar? I'll be a solo diner so that might be the best approach anyways. Think I'd be able to have dinner at the bar on a weeknight around 6:30-7? If not, any recs for a solo diner?

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  1. wolfe RE: WashDC33 Oct 2, 2009 02:33 PM

    Yes to the Slanted Door and other solo suggestions.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5528...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/656460

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      foodeye RE: WashDC33 Oct 2, 2009 02:53 PM

      There should be little trouble getting a single seat at the bar on a weeknight; they serve the full menu at the bar. The drinks are creative and well-made and the wines by the glass are very good and designed to complement the food. A minor drawback for a single diner is that most of the menu is ideally served family style, so if you want to try more than a couple of items, plan on having leftovers. Tip: they will serve a half-order of the spring or imperial rolls, which is a nice way to start.

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        JasmineG RE: foodeye Oct 2, 2009 02:58 PM

        I totally didn't know that about the half order of the rolls, thanks for that tip.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: foodeye Oct 3, 2009 09:31 AM

          Any time opentable shows no availability it's always worth calling the restaurant, most places don't put all their reservations online.

          Is the bar really that quiet on weeknights now? I used to work nearby and every time I walked in thinking of getting a glass of wine every seat at the bar was packed, every stool filled and as many or more people standing.

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            JasmineG RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 3, 2009 10:04 AM

            No, it's less packed than it used to be,but it's still pretty crowded on weeknights. You would have to wait to get a single seat at the bar, but it's a lot easier to get a single seat than anything else, because most people there are in groups.

        2. bbulkow RE: WashDC33 Oct 2, 2009 03:00 PM

          Down the street and around the corner, Boulevard is excellent for the solo diner. Any more specific rec's will require more info about price, location, style.... as previously noted, most SF restaurants are excellent for the solo diner.

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