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Aug 1, 2010 06:24 PM

SF Great Dining at the Bar?

I'm headed to SF on a short business trip solo, and my time will be a little unpredictable. Where can I get a really great meal without a reservation, perhaps sitting at the bar? Doesn't have to be fancy, just really terrific. Other suggestions for this kind of dining - without having to wait too long, and without a reservation also appreciated. Staying near Union Square (of course), but willing to hop a cab.

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    1. Give Prospect a shot.

      1. I would check out Tadich Grill. It's not only an SF favorite (with both locals and visitors), but it has a very large, lively bar that is the perfect place for single diners to eat! If you're a fan, I recommend either the ciopinno or the hangtown fry. Top either one off with an extra-spicy bloody mary! You can walk from Union Square (about 15 mins give or take), or catch the cable car!

        Tadich Grill
        240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        1. If you want something a bit more adventurous, try Anchor and Hope, which is a short walk from where you'll be staying

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          1. re: chuckl

            Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

            1. re: chuckl

              Thanks Chuckl - Really, really liked Anchor and Hope - had a lovely light dinner at the bar - the food was terrific, the vibe was perfect, and the company turned out to be wonderful.
              great recommendation in every way!

              1. re: amy626

                i'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did, Amy