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Hey SF chowhounds! I will be spending one day in San Fran with my mom to celebrate her 65th birthday. I think we will have afternoon tea at Neiman Marcus, then tour MOMA for a few hours. Do you have any good suggestions for wine and a light bite (awesome cheese plate would be ideal!) near MOMA? This is for next Sunday.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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  1. How about First Crush, opens at 5. Menu cheese plate seems ok, not awesome. About 1/2 mile from MOMA.
    http://www.firstcrush.com/updates/din...

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    First Crush Restaurant Wine Bar & Lounge
    101 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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    1. re: wolfe

      Are you recommending First Crush based on a positive personal experience? I've never been since the wine list is not my style at all, but reports here have been pretty mixed, e.g.:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/38379

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Nothing like a current review. I commented on the cheese selection. The OP can judge whether the wines are to THEIR liking. It is academic since tribecasmith has already made a decision.

        1. re: wolfe

          Tribeca is for my neighborhood! In nyc. But yes, I am a woman.

    2. If you can wait until 5:30, Chez Papa Resto will be open. I haven't had their cheese plate (it just says "artisan", and probably is pretty good), but the apps are good there, as is the wine list. If it's a nice day, you can even grab a seat outside.

      1. Thanks for helping a NYC gal out! We will be on foot, so First Crush might be a little too far for my mom. Chez Papa Resto looks like it might be perfect. It also looks like the bar/lounge at Ame might be nice. This will probably be around 5:30/6, when the museum closes.

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        1. re: tribecasmith

          Just a distance note, Google puts both at the same .5 miles. You found what looks like the best bet in AME

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          Ame Restaurant
          689 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

          1. re: wolfe

            Ame is lovely, as is the bar in the St. Regis. I love an early evening wine and cheese (and desserts!) there.