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What is the best Sea Food restaurant in San Francisco?
Also need a good restaurant opened on Sunday.

What is the opinion of Bix?

Thanks in advance

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Bix
56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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  1. You are asking a really loaded question. Seafood in what regard? Cooked or crudo or sushi? Price range? Atmosphere? Any particular dishes you are looking for?

    For cooked seafood, Farallon has recently gotten better reviews from The Bauer man and I am a fan of Anchor & Hope, Swell, Bar Crudo, and Ame on the high-end.

    For oysters, I am a Swan's Oyster bar fan and appreciate the $1 oysters (and fried clams) at Woodhouse. I also really like Sam's Grill for retro seafood.

    Lastly, I am a huge fan of Bix. Their tartare is the best I've known and served with a Sidecar and a potato puff starter with caviar, is a great meal!

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    Farallon
    450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Bar Crudo
    655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Bix
    56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

    Anchor & Hope
    83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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    1. re: CarrieWas218

      I enjoyed Bix as well. A 'grown up' atmosphere and civilized service. I couldn't imagine the chicken hash to be as good as I've heard raves over and while it is NOT seafood, it was an interesting and savory hash, albeit more compacted than I expected.

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      Bix
      56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

      1. re: CarrieWas218

        We got to try Anchor & Hope today and it's perhaps the best seafood restaurant we've been to so far in the Bay Area - certainly in terms of more creative cooking. (Though we certainly haven't tried all the places out there, including Farallon and Bix.)

        The New England clam chowder was exceptional, better than nearly any clam chowder we had when living in or visiting Boston - certainly comparable to my current favorite in Boston, Neptune Oyster. These were some of the best clams we've ever had in a chowder, and there was great clam/bacon balance.

        The peppercorn spiced seared ahi and the spice-crusted sea scallops with Madras curry sauce were both outstanding entrees. Both featured absolutely first-class seafood in a complex preparation with strong flavors that complimented rather than overwhelmed the seafood. It's a style of cooking that's a lot easier to find in the Boston area these days than in San Francisco, and I'm delighted to have finally found someplace like it out here!

        The beer and wine lists are both outstanding - not the largest you'll ever see, but still a large and very well curated selection. We were delighted with the Lost Coast Downtown Brown as well as the Whispering Angel rosé.

        Plus they are open on Sunday!

        Michael

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        Anchor & Hope
        83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

      2. My opinion of Bix (albeit based on a visit a few years back)
        - every dish was fantastic
        - elegant service
        - great cocktails

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        Bix
        56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

        1. Long thread with many comments on the Tadich Grill, SF's oldest (and possibly most successful) seafood restaurant::

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3972...

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          Tadich Grill
          240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111