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Suggestions for something special that's walking Distance to AT&T Park

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vis Nov 3, 2009 03:12 PM

Would love to hear some suggestions for something w/in a 10 minute walk of the ball park. My wife and I are going to Cirque de Soleil in a few weeks and I wanted a nice dinner spot that is walkable to the event. Some suggestions have been Baccar and Fringale...not sure what I think about those spots. Not sure if Waterbar or Epic Roasthouse are walkable and/or good spots. I'm looking for something that is "food first" and not necessarily elegant or formal. Since we're going to Cirque afterwards something upbeat would be good. Thank you!

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Epic Roasthouse
369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

  1. JasmineG Nov 3, 2009 04:30 PM

    Your options are limited if you want to be able to walk to the ballpark. There's also Acme Chophouse and the 21st Amendment, but I'm not sure if either is what you're looking for. A little farther away is La Mar, which has gotten some good reviews for the food, but that's a longer walk (or short cab ride) to the ballpark.

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      ML8000 Nov 3, 2009 05:15 PM

      How far is walking distance? Coco500, Fringale and Koh Samui & the Monkey (Thai) all are close. Haven't been to Coco in a while but Fringale is casual and the food is very good in my view. Koh is also a nice place, cheery, bright...above average Thai food.

      Also if you go to Waterbar or Epic, there's a Muni Metro (street car) that go to-from ATT if you think it's too far. It stops pretty much right in front of both. $2 bucks RT - save your transfer.

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

      Coco500
      598 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      1. bbulkow Nov 3, 2009 08:28 PM

        Walking along the Embarcadero is pleasant anytime, so consider Chaya and Boulevard and Slanted Door, and maybe even Yank Sing. Google quotes 1.4 miles, along the barbary coast trail, sculptures and bay views, an excellent after dinner stroll under the bridge and past the marina. As mentioned, there's easy muni, but if you're in moderatly good health, give yourself 25 minutes and just hoof it.

        Fringale is nice, a little staid, you should like french. It's casual *for a french place*, not beer & peanuts casual like 21st amendment. Warm feeling, great food. Neglect not South Park Cafe, although it's not quite in the same league as Fringale food-wise. Both are on my "something special" list. I've been wanting to try Nova, but can't recommend it without going there.

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

        Yank Sing
        49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

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          bobpantzer Nov 4, 2009 06:56 AM

          I'd skip 21st amendment--save it for lunch on a Giants game day. Coco500 and Fringale are both good--I think I prefer Fringale. Orson is also right down the street from Fringale but I've not been for dinner and it seems to get mixed reviews. There's also South, on Townsend Street--Australian cuisine, whatever that involves. There's a nice little Italian place on Third between Harrison and Bryant, I think it's called Briciola or something like that. Zare at Fly Trap is excellent--on Folsom between Second and Third. In fact, that's where I think I would go.

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

          Coco500
          598 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

          1. Cindy Nov 4, 2009 07:48 AM

            We did this a few years ago - had dinner at Acme, parked 1/2 block away. Then we found out that the cirque show was actually in the parking lot, several blocks away, which is not fun walking in the dark during winter.

            1. BernalKC Nov 4, 2009 08:19 AM

              Any opinions on South Park Cafe? I haven't been there in years, but I have fond memories... and it is close to the ballpark.

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

              1. Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2009 08:41 AM

                I went to Bacar recently for the first time since the big shakeup in 2007 and had some happy-hour snacks. Lamb shank sliders and meatballs were both very good. Dinner menu prices are a bit steep.

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                Bacar
                448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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                1. re: Robert Lauriston
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                  vis Nov 4, 2009 09:00 AM

                  Good to hear. Thanks for all the suggestions. Coco500 and Zare sound interesting and Boulevard is always excellent. I think we'll save Fringale for another time when we want a more intimate/quiet/romantic evening.

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

                  Coco500
                  598 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

                  1. re: vis
                    Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2009 09:09 AM

                    Boulevard's not a ten-minute walk from the ballpark. If you're open to a half-hour walk, there are considerably more options.

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                      vis Nov 4, 2009 09:39 AM

                      You're right - based on some of the comments, I'm leaning toward either 10 minute walk (Coco500, Bacar, possibly Fringale) or would do a longer walk (25 minutes) as long as it's on the Embarcadero...not a fan of long walks through the heart of SOMA...I'm using the Ferry building as my Northern-most point.

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

                      Bacar
                      448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

                      1. re: vis
                        bbulkow Nov 4, 2009 02:49 PM

                        So Boulevard, Yank Sing, Slanted Door, Chaya are in range.

                        I think you've got your recs - what's the choices?

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                        Slanted Door
                        Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

                        Yank Sing
                        49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

                        1. re: bbulkow
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                          vis Nov 4, 2009 03:06 PM

                          lots of great recommendations...i'm going to decide between Boulevard (if i want to go a little more upscale) and Coco500...just because i like saying the word :) i wish i had 3 more nights to try some of the other spots

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                            ikb Nov 5, 2009 09:24 AM

                            If you want something upbeat, the front-area bar at Ozumo is another good choice.

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                            Ozumo
                            2251 Broadway Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612

                          2. re: bbulkow
                            Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2009 03:06 PM

                            Yank Sing closes at 3, 4 on weekends.

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                            Yank Sing
                            49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

                    2. re: Robert Lauriston
                      singleguychef Nov 4, 2009 01:50 PM

                      I like Bacar's happy hour, a nice value.

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                      Bacar
                      448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

                    3. singleguychef Nov 4, 2009 01:52 PM

                      If you're thinking Bacar, you might also look into Orson's, which isn't too far from Bacar.

                      But I'm also going to throw out District, which is a wine bar, but still some good food. Might be a nice casual start to your night. It's closer to the ballpark than Bacar or Orsons.

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                      Bacar
                      448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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                      1. re: singleguychef
                        Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2009 03:08 PM

                        Orson is good, the food is simpler, prices lower, and portions bigger than whey they opened.

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                        Orson Restaurant
                        508 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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