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tribecasmith Jan 20, 2010 10:22 AM

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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    tribecasmith Jan 20, 2010 11:46 AM

    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
      wolfe Jan 20, 2010 12:34 PM

      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

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        rahir Jan 20, 2010 06:35 PM

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

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      vulber Jan 20, 2010 11:39 AM

      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. wolfe Jan 20, 2010 11:28 AM

        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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          Robert Lauriston Jan 20, 2010 12:15 PM

          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
            wolfe Jan 20, 2010 12:26 PM

            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.

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              tribecasmith Jan 20, 2010 12:34 PM

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

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