Landing at SFO around 1 p.m...late lunch in the Haight or wait for dinner?
Hi there hounds...
Was trying to see if I could get some expert advice from some SF locals for the first day of our long weekend in SF.
We're scheduled to land at SFO on a Saturday around 1 p.m. (flying in from the east coast). I can't quite remember how long it took us last year to deplane and get to our hotel in Union Square, but I'm guessing to play it safe, we probably won't be in SF proper until what, 2:30, 3 p.m.?
Right now, we're debating what to do that first afternoon. We made two trips to SF last year, so we don't need to kill ourselves trying to hit up all the major attractions, although we didn't get to explore the Haight, so we'd like to hit that up at some point.
I was thinking maybe we could head over there for a late lunch before maybe having dinner at about 9 (hoping for Zuni Cafe, although their reservations aren't open for that weekend just yet). The only other thing I was considering was maybe heading over to the Ferry Building and having something light there before lunch. I can't predict how hungry we'll be since I'm going to assume we'll probably have a snack on the plane.
Would we be pressed for time heading to the Haight and then back to Nob Hill to change and get ready for dinner? Is it worth trying to get out there and have a light, late lunch or some snacks? If so, is there a place you'd recommend? A search of the board turned up Nopalito and I remember we were curious to try that last year--we just didn't make it there.
Or would you stick with something at the Ferry Building?
Thanks much in advance :)
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Simply on the question of food, I'd be inclined to go to Nopalito, which is in Western Addition and closer to downtown than Alembic in Upper Haight (near Haight Ashbury, as opposed to Lower Haight, which is closer to downtown).
If you're interested in checking out Upper Haight, though, Alembic and Magnolia are both good choices.