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brooklynbunch Sep 22, 2010 06:27 AM

I'll be visiting San Francisco for the first time in October--staying for nine days. For four of those days, I'll be attending a conference while my spouse goes bicycling, gawping at nature, etc. We are staying at the harbor Court; the conference is at the Hyatt Regency. I'm looking for ideas on where to have lunch for 4 days--Wednesday through Saturday--within walking distance of the Hyatt, and that I can get to and eat in an hour. Also dinner places--we get an hour to an hour and a half for dinner, from 5:50 to 6:30 or 7:00. I'd like to find place under $30., that a solo woman would feel comfortable in, and might have vegetarian options. A non-related food question, is it safe to walk back to the Harbor Court at night, around 9-11pm? Thanks a bunch!

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    linjudy Sep 22, 2010 08:56 AM

    There are many options in this area for single female diner. Some of my favorites are listed below. I would opt to sit at the bar at most these places. You'll get great food and friendly service

    * La Mar: Great Peruvian food. Large beautiful bar where they serve food.
    * Perbacco: Awesome northern Italian. Go for a pasta dish, and the warm custard cakes if they're on the menu
    * Barbacco: Perbacco's little sister right next door. Less expensive, more like a Roman trattoria. Has TV at the bar usually tuned to sports if that's important to you (it is to me :)
    * Plant Cafe: An organic/vegetarian type place. Very mellow. My sister-in-law the vegan loves it. The Plant Burger is pretty tasty even to carnivores.
    * One Market: Solid California food and another nice, big bar area.
    * Other options in the Ferry Building: Market Bar for happy-hour price drinks/appetizers, great outdoor seats on a nice day. Slanted Door, I don't really like this place but it's the most popular restaurant in SF. Il Cano Rosso, great 3-course dinner for $25.

    Hope you have a great time! The area is pretty safe. I routinely walk/run on the Embarcadero after dark. There's usually lots of people around.

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    Slanted Door
    Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Perbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    One Market Restaurant
    1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Barbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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    1. re: linjudy
      josquared Sep 22, 2010 09:53 AM

      Another fun thing is also in the Ferry Bldg - buy some cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, some bread from Acme next door, and then head on over Wine Merchant to add some wine.

      Did the same thing last time I stayed at the Hyatt Regency, but didn't have the wine the last time out

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