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Need 4 SF Recommendations: July 4, Late night dining, dim sum, bfast

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We will be arriving in San Fran July 3 from Nashville for a two night stay before heading over to Napa for the rest of the week. I've been planning Napa for months and have all our dining squared away there, but need help with San Fran.

1) We'll be arriving LATE on Saturday night - flight doesn't even arrive until 9:40. I imagine we will be tired and hungry. Any thoughts on a casual late night dining stop near Nob Hill (that's where we're staying).

2) We're looking forward to Dim Sum, preferably right in Chinatown. I've read several posts on options. We're not very experienced Dim Sum diners, but we're pretty adventurous eaters. Was thinking Yank Sing or Gold Mountain? Anywhere else we should be thinking?

3) NEXT - dinner July 4th. Ideally we'd have a view of the fireworks or easy access to step outside and see the show after dinner. Otherwise, we're pretty open. Would like something characteristic of the area. We really enjoy a great prix fixe with wine pairings which is hard to find in TN.

4) FINALLY - breakfast on July 5th. Was thinking CHOW, but up for thoughts here as well. Would like to stay close to our hotel.

Thanks in advance for your advice!!!

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Gold Mountain Restaurant
644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Yank Sing
49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

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  1. 1. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/692375
    2. Search "dim sum" on this board. It’s been discussed at interminable length. I personally prefer Yank Sing, though neither of its locations are in Chinatown.
    3. Search “fireworks.” There are a couple of threads.
    4. Not sure what “CHOW” means in this context. General breakfast/brunch thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/662448.

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    Yank Sing
    49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

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    1. re: johnq

      Thanks for your help! I think we've got dim sum and dinner on arrival figured out (Yank Sing and GLOBE). Still struggling with July 4. We're considering Greens. We're not vegetarians, but menu looks nice and seems like it gets good buzz on here. Anywhere else? When I searched by fireworks the posts I pulled were rather old, but helpful none the less! Next, Breakfast - I thought I had chow written down as a breakfast resturaunt? I could not get the linke posted above to work?

      1. re: MSWhite325

        The link works better without the . on the end.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/662448
        Were you referring to the restaurants Chow?
        http://www.chowfoodbar.com/park_menu....

        1. re: wolfe

          Yes that's the Chow restaurant! Thank you. Looks like it may be one of our few choices for Monday breakfast. Now just to figure out July 4th dinner. Greens is booked out (according to Open Table). Any ideas out there? Maybe somewhere that we'll be able to step outside after dinner and view fireworks? Saw a great thread on Mexican, but I'm not sure on locations? Would Mexico DF be a good choice?

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          Mexico DF
          139 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

          1. re: MSWhite325

            I really like Mexico DF, but it may be different from what you're expecting "Mexican" food to be like. It's upscale, uses super-fresh, organic ingredients- not the enchilada/rice/refried bean combo that is so often thought of as Mexican. I would highly recommend it though, as the food is excellent (try the guacamole and the carnitas) and you can go for a stroll along the Embarcadero afterward. If you want something more casual, head to the Mission and try one of the countless taquerias.

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            Mexico DF
            139 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

            1. re: MSWhite325

              You're not missing much at Greens according to recent reports.

              Park Chow is across town but you can get there by metro (light rail)...or go to the Castro location.

              For a view on July 4th...might be difficult. The Cannery and Ghirardelli square but any seat with a view is probably reserved. FYI: high chance of fog any way.

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