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Apr 6, 2010 10:55 AM

somewhere new around the embaradero cinema in SF?

I'm taking a old SF'r out to dinner after a movie at the Embarcadero
and wondered if anyone has any restaurant suggestions.
Any style of food but preferable walking distance and not too pricey/trendy.

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  1. Barbacco
    Tadich Grill

    All within a block or two

    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Tadich Grill
    240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    3 Replies
    1. re: bobpantzer

      yes, except tadich grill is not new, kokkari is pricey, and and perbacco is trendy and pricey.

      1. re: vulber

        I'm not sure Perbacco's trendy any more, we walked in after a movie and the place was only half full, while Barbacco had people waiting. Might be a good idea to find out when the movie will get out and make a reservation.

        Tadich closes at 9:30, which might be after the movie gets out.

        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      2. re: bobpantzer

        Someone commented positively recently on Chiaroscuro. As I recall, it got off to a rocky start, reports here were bad, and it fell off the chowhound radar. It might be worth checking out, though. Also Italian, and right across the street, is Mangia Tutti.

        Mangia Tutti
        635 Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94111

      3. Not new but still around, Caffe Macaroni, a few blocks from the TransAmerica building. Not too pricey.

        1. Bocadillo's
          Osha Thai

          Schroeder's Cafe
          240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          710 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          Osha Thai Embarcadero
          100 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          Elephant & Castle
          425 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          1. A new placed called Georges just opened up and it looks pretty good, but not sure what "pricey/trendy" means to you. I've had drinks there, but other than noticing the stuff from the kitchen looked good, have not eaten there yet.

            Also Sens in Embarcadero Four.

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            1. re: farmersdaughter

              I've had dinner at Georges and really liked it. Definitely not what I would consider pricey/trendy, but not a dirt-cheap hole in the wall either. It's not a huge space, but they've done a good job of updating it and giving it a fresh feel. It's basically a Mediterranean seafood place that does a good job of fairly straightforward preparations -- nothing overly fancy or complex. They've only been open for a couple of weeks, but they seemed to be running very smoothly, perhaps helped by the fact that the dining room was only half full. All the dishes we had were very good and we'll definitely be back to try it again.

            2. Not particularly new, but not widely known is Sens, upstairs in Embarcadero One overlooking Justin Herman Square - I've had a number of good meals there, and I find it to be fairly priced and not too noisy.