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Sunday night dinner in Pacific Heights

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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  1. 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,

    1. 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

      1. 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.

        1. How about Florio?

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

          1. 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.

            1. 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. 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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                1. re: youngsf

                  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

                  1. re: youngsf

                    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

                      1. re: DavidT

                        Sociale is closed on Sundays :^(

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                        Sociale
                        3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118