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Nine restaurants on the list, which one would you choose?

Have one Saturday in SF coming up soon. The following restaurants are on my possibility list. They need to be able to accommodate an eater who will eat fish, but not shellfish or meat. Looking for creative, great food with good service, price range under 50-60$ a person before drinks. Suggestions of other places welcome.

The House
Kokkari
Range
Delfina
Bar Cudo
Spruce
Frascati
Maverick
Nopa

We will have a car so any part of the city is okay.

Thanks, and I promise I will report back.

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  1. Of those I'd choose Delfina or Frascati- very different experiences, but both great.
    Delfina is in the heart of a great food neighborhood of the mission, really interesting, delicious food, italian but with a California/fresh seasonal ingredients slant. Great service and the atmosphere is very homey & casual (though it's still expensive). Frascati is much more traditional- on Russian Hill, more traditional menu,very delicious food. Service is great, and setting is really classy and beautiful. You can't miss with either one. or, for that matter, the others on that list.

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    Delfina Restaurant
    3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Frascati Restaurant
    1901 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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    1. re: balabanian

      I would choose Delfina too, but good luck getting a Saturday reservation on short notice.

      Suggest you start with OpenTable and see what's available.

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      Delfina Restaurant
      3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    2. From that list I would say Nopa. They always have a fish entree. Good service, too, though I'm not sure "creative" would be the first word I'd use to describe the food. I think Ame should be on your list, as it fits your criteria (though perhaps just past the price range?).

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      Nopa
      560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

      1. Bar Crudo would be my choice. Creative, delicious, and fun.

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        Bar Crudo
        655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

        1. Great list with tough choices. I think I'd go with Frascati (for the neighborhood setting on Hyde Street and great food) or Delfina (also great food in and in the interesting Mission area). Range would also be among my top three on that list.

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          Delfina Restaurant
          3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Frascati Restaurant
          1901 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

          1. Bar Crudo would probably give the fish eater the most choice.

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            Bar Crudo
            655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Have not eaten at any on your list but Delfina (good but not my favorite) and Bar Crudo.
              I loved Bar Crudo and posted an article after eating there:
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7133...