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Sunday night dinner in Pacific Heights

hungryindallas Jul 2, 2010 06:53 AM

Having dinner with out of town guests wanted to stay in Pacific Heights. Want a great meal and neat atmosphere. Not too loud. Need some help please.

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    youngsf Jul 2, 2010 03:23 PM

    Consider going up 8 blocks to Presidio Heights neighborhood. There is La Osteria, classic Italian and nearby Garibaldi's and Ella's. 4 blocks from here are Spruce, Sociale, and Magic Flute.

    Also, there is Eliza on California near Divisadero

    3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

    247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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    1. re: youngsf
      DavidT Jul 2, 2010 03:31 PM

      Yes, those are all good suggestions, especially for this coming Sunday nite (July 4), given the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival going on Saturday & Sunday. Sociale is very pleasant and the food is good.

      3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

      1. re: youngsf
        Cynsa Jul 2, 2010 03:37 PM

        I'd take them to Sociale for "a great meal and neat atmosphere" -
        or, Spruce. http://www.sprucesf.com/

        Baker & Banker can be exuberant/noisy - unless you sit at the 4-top table in the front corner. I like this one - alot!
        Is it Lower Pac Heights?

        3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

        Baker & Banker
        1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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          DavidT Jul 2, 2010 03:46 PM


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            Cynsa Jul 2, 2010 03:49 PM

            Sociale is closed on Sundays :^(

            3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

      2. CarrieWas218 Jul 2, 2010 03:08 PM

        Not sure if this request is for THIS Sunday night, but all of Fillmore will be shut down for the Jazz Festival and getting into a restaurant in this 'hood this Sunday is going to be a nightmare.

        If not, I would recommend Chouquet's.

        2500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

        1. foodseek Jul 2, 2010 02:55 PM

          I think Spruce may be a good choice. It is open Sunday for dinner ,not too loud with great service and good food. It is located in the Laurel Heights/Presidio Heights area on Sacramento St. which would fit in greater Pac Heights, if there was such a label. The decor is warm and relaxed and conducive to a leisurely meal with conversation.

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            Fig Newton Jul 2, 2010 12:19 PM

            How about Florio?

            Florio Bar & Cafe
            1915 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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              bobpantzer Jul 2, 2010 09:11 AM

              I wouldn't necessarily call it great, but Cassis is reliable, has a nice, quiet atmosphere, is reasonably priced and has a classic French/Italian menu. Though I havn't been, Bushi-tei is on my must try list as a result of recommendations from several friends.

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                DavidT Jul 2, 2010 09:02 AM

                Some of the usual suspects are Fresca (nuevo Peruvian) and Florio (American bistro, good steak frites). Frankly, I am not sure there are any "great" restaurants in Pacific Heights.

                Fresca Restaurant
                2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

                Florio Bar & Cafe
                1915 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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                  vulber Jul 2, 2010 07:55 AM

                  The more I think of it, a lot of the best restaurants in Pacific Heights are quite noisy (SPQR, DOSA, pizzeria delfina)

                  It gets panned a lot on these boards, but I really enjoy La Mediteranee, and it's not too loud with a nice atmosphere. While the food is delicious though, it's nothing you couldn't get at a good Mediterranean restaurant anywhere else.

                  Not sure how formal you want to go, but Baker and Banker has been getting pretty good reviews,

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