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Jan 23, 2010 08:05 AM

Help! First trip to SF and Sonoma. Need fun restaurant suggestion for Saturday night!

My wife and I will be traveling to SF and Sonoma for a long weekend. I already have dinner reservations at Cyrus and Dry Creek Kitchen in Sonoma on Monday and Tuesday as well as Delfina on Sunday and Kokkari on Friday in SF. I am looking for advice on somewhere for Saturday night. It is my first time in SF and up for any suggestions. Beyond good food, I am looking for somewhere with a fun and young atmosphere. We are both in our late 20s. We are staying in the Union Square area but are willing to go anywhere that is a taxi ride away.

Also, please feel free to weigh in on our other reservations if you think we can do better! Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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    1. For a "fun and young" atmosphere, near Union Square, try Gitane.... French/Spanish/Moroccan food, on a little alley called Claude Lane, just 3-1/2 blocks from Union Square.


      Gitane Restaurant & Bar
      6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

      1. I would suggest Foreign Cinema in the Mission. It has a great outdoor patio (with heat lamps) where they play a film on the brick wall while you are eating (quietly enough to talk), it is lively, the food is very good, kind of Mediterranean influenced, but for 20-somethings the fun is also that you are in the Mission District, which is where all the fun bars are. There is one right next door, Lazslo, which may even be part of FC, but if you walked down Mission toward 16th Street (FC is at 21st & Mission) and cross to Valencia (anyone on your walk can tell you how to get there) you will find dozens of hot spots to have a cocktail at after dinner. i've still not figured out how to link on this page, so here's the website.