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Your recommendation: Union Square/Nob Hill area, moderately priced, quintessentially S.F.

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Cubancoffee Apr 29, 2010 09:29 AM

Our hotel is two blocks north of Union Square. Will be arriving just before dinnertime, with an appetite. We're not fancy, but love good food and good service. Suggestions within walking distance would be appreciated.

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    bobpantzer RE: Cubancoffee Apr 29, 2010 09:41 AM

    What day are you arriving? If it's today, it's probably too late for some places I'd recommend because you'd need reservations well in advance. If it's sometime in the future, you'll have time to make reservations.

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      Cubancoffee RE: bobpantzer Apr 29, 2010 09:47 AM

      Sorry, this afternoon. Holes in the wall where there wouldn't necessarily be a line are fine. Thanks.

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        bobpantzer RE: Cubancoffee Apr 29, 2010 10:11 AM

        You could walk down to Beldon Alley (parallel to and between Kearney and Montgomery and perpendicular to and between Bush and Pine) where there are about eight or nine restaurants of different types next to each other. My favorites are Plouf, Tiramisu and the Catalan restaurant whose name escapes me right now. Check them all out and then pick one. Sam's Grill on the corner of Beldon and Bush is probably the most "quintessentially S.F" of them all. You could also walk a few blocks further down into the financial district to Tadich Grill, one of the oldest restaurants in the City, which does not take reservations. Perbacco and Barbacco are right next door to Tadich, are both Italian and owned by the same chef and are both very good, as well.

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        Perbacco
        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Tadich Grill
        240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Plouf
        40 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

        Barbacco
        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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          wolfe RE: bobpantzer Apr 29, 2010 10:16 AM

          "With a little from your friends."
          http://www.belden-place.com/

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            bobpantzer RE: wolfe Apr 29, 2010 10:20 AM

            Thanks for the help.

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            mariacarmen RE: bobpantzer Apr 29, 2010 11:01 AM

            B44 is the Catalan place.

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            B44
            44 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

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              bobpantzer RE: mariacarmen Apr 29, 2010 11:05 AM

              Gracias

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              vulber RE: bobpantzer Apr 29, 2010 11:25 AM

              I tend to think of Belden Place as an escape from San Francisco to Paris; I love it, but would not consider it quintessentially SF

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              Belden Place
              44 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104

        2. tvham RE: Cubancoffee Apr 29, 2010 02:05 PM

          Perbacco would be my choice followed by an after dinner cocktail at Rickhouse

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          Perbacco
          230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          Rickhouse Bar
          246 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA

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            Pei RE: tvham Apr 29, 2010 03:56 PM

            ditto

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            sparky403 RE: Cubancoffee Apr 29, 2010 04:32 PM

            House of Nan King.... don't miss!!

            http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/6/85032/r...

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