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Handling Valentine's Day?

tmentzer Jan 11, 2010 06:34 PM

Traveling to SF with wife over Valentine's Day, but not FOR Valentine's Day. Always avoid the amateur hour of V-Day and cook at home, but since we'll be on vacation, we need something to do.

Thoughts on somewhere to go, likely close to Union Square?

Something that won't be packed with bozos or offering crappy set-course menus or overcharging on cheap Champagne would be great. Would lean toward uber ethnic to avoid the crowds, but would still like something with a little atmosphere.

Any ideas? Or is to be Naan-N-Curry on the hotel room floor with some sparkling Thunderbird?

  1. tmentzer Jul 18, 2010 06:41 PM

    To close the loop on this (five months later) we went to Lers Ros Thai and it was great. Some of the best Thai I've had. Went home stuffed and quite content. Thanks for the tips, and highly recommended.

    Lers Ros Thai
    730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: tmentzer
      wolfe Jul 18, 2010 06:59 PM

      Just a note that one of the places recommended above, Sultan, has closed.

      1. re: wolfe
        DebitNM Jul 28, 2010 03:26 PM

        Too bad, it was good food at great prices.

    2. tmentzer Jan 12, 2010 06:35 PM

      Ha! Cracks me up that there was a post from last year, nearly identical. Didn't go back far enough! Thanks for the advice.

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      1. re: tmentzer
        DebitNM Jan 12, 2010 06:56 PM


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        pauliface Jan 12, 2010 08:27 AM

        Go see Justin Bond perform Carpenter's songs at the Castro theater, then get a bite at The Sausage Factory. :-)


        1. DebitNM Jan 11, 2010 06:57 PM

          I asked the exact same question last year!


          We are headed to SF next week, so won't have this issue this trip!

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          1. re: DebitNM
            Ruth Lafler Jan 11, 2010 11:09 PM

            You very helpfully reported back last year. Would you recommend Sultan again?

            1. re: Ruth Lafler
              DebitNM Jan 12, 2010 07:57 AM

              Alas, I have not been back to San Francisco since last year; we will be there next week.

              From our experience last year, I would absolutley still recommend Sultan. Unless there was a drastic change, it was a great choice for a night that I would much rather spend at home.

              Keep an eye out on Valentine's Day, towards the end of the day, for thousands of folks carrying pillows. :o)

              1. re: DebitNM
                bbulkow Jan 12, 2010 02:24 PM

                That caused a huge ruckus, unlikely the police will be tolerant this year.

          2. JasmineG Jan 11, 2010 06:38 PM

            Lers Ros Thai or Poc Chuc -- great ethnic places, won't have the big Valentine's Day stuff going on.

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