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Nov 29, 2009 06:39 AM

thank you, chowhound

just returned to NYC after a week long visit to San Fran and wanted to thank you all for making each meal such a success. we relied heavily on your recommendations and were not disappointed. in the early morning hours while my girlfriend laid sleeping, i scoured the board and planned the day around where we'd eat. we tried Zuni for brunch - loved it. simple, clean and delicious...everything we ordered was just perfect. we tried Great Eastern for dim sum, Tadich for crab, Scala for short ribs, and Ferry Building for bread, coffee and salumi cones. we suffered the lines at Tommy's Joynt for Thanksgiving and Dottie's one morning for breakfast.

you weren't wrong once and we thank you sincerely.

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  1. Thanks for paying if forward by reporting back! Tadich doesn't get mentioned much for crab -- how was it prepared there?

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      i'm not a seafood eater, so I had a steak! it was perfectly cooked - rare - and served in a light mushroom gravy. the lady started with a cold crab cocktail followed by Dungeness Crab Cakes. she loved both.

    2. Thanks for the thanks. Too funny. I think you may be the first person who follows this board that ate at Tommy's for Thanksgiving. Didn't know about the long lines. So I'm guessing it was ok?

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      1. re: rworange

        Tommy's Joynt actually serves a very decent turkey dinner year round, fresh roasted full turkey, decent stuffing and gravy for something like $7. There's certainly better but for the price it's a very good meal. When I lived in SF it was a regular stop if I was in the area and it was particularly cold as in wanting a big, sleepy meal.

        To the OP, glad you liked SF.

        1. re: ML8000

          OMG, Tommys'Joynt is still open?? We used to go there in college before SF got all frou frou. (early 1960's) But then Tadich was a standard too. God love this city. Timeless. Is Sam Wo's still around?

        2. re: rworange

          it was ok, but not better than that. we had decided against the traditional Thanksgiving this year, so instead we took a crosstown bus out to Lands End, walked the trails to the Labyrinth and worked up a good hunger. Having passed Tommy's on the way out, and having read about it on CH, we figured we try it. none of the comments here led me to believe it'd be outstanding, but the place does have some history and they were serving turkey, so it worked perfectly.