Long weekend in San Francisco & Napa, any suggestions?
Arriving in October for a concert in Napa and meeting up with 2 other couples. My husband and I are flying in a night early for a quick stop in San Francisco before heading to Napa. Our hotel is in Union Square and we arrive SFO at 9:30 pm. Most of the restaurants I wanted for dinner aren't serving past 10 pm (Boulevard, Quince, Gary Danko) so I need a recommendation for a great late night bite. Not as concerned with the place as we are with the food, and a close cab ride from our hotel. So far, thinking Flour + Water. Looked at Zuni but its only open until 11 on Thursday, no good for us. Is there a better choice?
Next morning we want to walk and walk, and eat something great, but not fussy, for lunch. Just good food! We typically like anything so whatever your favorite recommendations for lunch. Sushi, street food, seafood, chinese- doesn't matter.
Rest of the weekend we are so lucky to go to an amazing concert 1 day and great wineries the next, with dinners at Bottega and Morimotto & a Sunday brunch at Bouchon's.
Just want our 24 hours in San Francisco to be great!
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109
6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599
6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
re: Scott M
If you don't have it in Atlanta, Burmese is a good bet for lunch in SF. There are several options including my favourite as a visitor, Burmese Kitchen in the Tenderloin. Be sure to try the tea leaf salad there if you go, which we also enjoyed at Mandalay. Less successful were versions at Burma Superstar and Pagan.
Bar Agricole, 1am daily
Cafe des Amis, Thurs.-Sat. 1am, Sun.-Wed. 11pm
Flour + Water, midnight daily
Globe, Mon.-Sat. 1am, Sun. 11:30pm
Heaven's Dog, 1am Mon.-Sat. 9pm Sun.
Lers Ros, midnight daily
Nopa, 1am daily
Oola, 1am Tues.-Sat., midnight Sun.-Mon.
Scala's Bistro, 11pm Sun.-Wed., midnight Thurs.-Sat.
Thai House Express on Larkin, midnight daily
Yuet Lee, 3am Wed.-Mon. (closed Tues.)
Second on Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen for lunch.
Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen
452 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Thai House Express
901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
432 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Oola Restaurant & Bar
860 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Yuet Lee Seafood
1300 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Lers Ros Thai
730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA
1148 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Flour + Water
2401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
355 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Cafe des Amis
2000 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
For the next day, if you want to make like a local, walk your way through the Castro and eat at Ike's @ Lime. Amazingly good sandwiches to go (you must call in your order). You will never regret it. You will dream of these sandwiches upon your return home. The Castro's pretty cool too.
Checked out the website, and think we have a winner for lunch! Thinking we can pick up our sandwiches for our drive to Napa. What a fabulous menu, how will we choose? If there is a favorite, please share!
Must confess that the best sandwich spot we've ever eaten is Mother's in New Orleans back before it became a tourist spot. Looking forward to the competition.
Please don't make pick a favorite. It would be like in Sophie's Choice when Meryl Streep has to choose which of her children gets to live. Every sandwich I ever had at Ike's was great. Get two different sandwiches and share each other's halves. The ingredients can be your guide; go with the stuff you like. Not sure how well these sandwiches travel, though. The inside's soaked in delectable sauce, and the outside's buttered and grilled, so it could end up a soggy shadow of itself in no time.
My thoughts on F+W, Scala's and Nopa: There has been a pizza explosion in SF so for me F+W is good but nothing I would go out of my way to have. Now if Atlanta does not have a good pizza/pasta scene this could be a good choice. Nopa is very good but my concern for you is if you are traveling all day, do you really want to venture out to eat at midnight which will really be 3:00 AM EST. Scala's is solid and close to where you are staying and you won't have to hassle with making your way through the city at such a late/early hour. It is really up to you.
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117