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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

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    Sociale
    3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

    Osteria
    247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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      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.

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      Sociale
      3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

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        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!
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7008...
        Is it Lower Pac Heights?

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        Sociale
        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

          http://www.caffesociale.com/home.html

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            Cynsa Jul 2, 2010 03:49 PM

            Sociale is closed on Sundays :^(

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            Sociale
            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.

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        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?

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            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.

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                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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