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1st night in Frisco will be in Pacific Heights: Need restaurant ideas

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thurman Sep 28, 2010 12:10 PM

1st night in Frisco will be in Pacific Heights: Need restaurant ideas

  1. mariacarmen Sep 28, 2010 10:32 PM

    Sociale - http://www.caffesociale.com/ Fantastic, well prepared food, lovely little setting. Not ambitious or adventurous - just delicious, fresh, homey, yet elegant food.

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    Sociale
    3665 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118

    1. tvham Sep 28, 2010 04:33 PM

      Two more not mentioned yet:
      Baker & Banker
      Dosa on Fillmore

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      Dosa on Fillmore
      1700 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

      Baker & Banker
      1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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        DavidT Sep 28, 2010 03:58 PM

        I would also suggest going to the Search box in the upper right-hand corner of this page and doing a search for Pacific Heights. You should be able to turn up a number of prior threads with suggestions for dining in the area.

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          DavidT Sep 28, 2010 02:40 PM

          To actually answer your question, restaurants in the Pacific Heights worth considering are :

          1) Fresca - Peruvian seafood
          2) Florio - American/French bistro
          3) SPQR - Roman-style trattoria
          4) Woodhouse - seafood
          5) Delfina Pizza - pizza!
          6) Harry's - good burgers

          All these places are within a block or two of the intersection of California & Fillmore Streets.

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          Fresca Restaurant
          2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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

          Florio Bar & Cafe
          1915 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

          SPQR
          1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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          1. re: DavidT
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            vulber Sep 28, 2010 02:59 PM

            I thought SPQR dropped the Roman influence after the new chef took over

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            SPQR
            1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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              bobpantzer Sep 28, 2010 03:02 PM

              I think you're right. It's still my favorite, though, among those suggested by DavidT. The pastas, particularly, are outstanding.

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              pauliface Sep 28, 2010 03:08 PM

              California and Fillmore is a bit 'lower' pacific heights, is it not?

              +1 for SPQR.

              I also like Pane e Vino, northeast at Union near Gough.
              And Jackson Fillmore, 4 blocks north of there.
              And Baker Street Bistro, at Baker near Greenwich.

              And for currently unuseful information:
              I miss Coffee Cantata (gone!) and I miss the day when Betelnut was original and new, though it is still there.

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              Betelnut
              2030 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

              SPQR
              1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

              Baker Street Bistro
              2953 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94123

              1. re: pauliface
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                DavidT Sep 28, 2010 03:37 PM

                Having lived in Pacific Heights (north of Sacramento & east of Presidio) for 20 years, I would consider not consider Pane & Vino or Baker Street Bistro (both worthy choices) to be in Pacific Heights at all. They are, respectively, Union Street and Cow Hollow restaurants.

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                Baker Street Bistro
                2953 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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                  pauliface Sep 28, 2010 04:22 PM

                  Well, given that we're referring to the city as Frisco, I think we can be off by a block (union) or 3 (baker & greenwich)

                  And I retract my statement about California being 'lower', it appears to be the border street between the two regions (at least as per the maps on sfrealtors.com)

                  I don't suppose the OP is allowed to stray far enough south to go to Bar Crudo?

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                stanbee Sep 28, 2010 04:57 PM

                Woodhouse is good for the fried clambellies fry of bland fish. The stuffed giant artichoke looks good.

                Sorry, have not been so lucky with the rest of the menu.

                The lobster of roll fame is too moist (like canned or frozen?) and contained too many off-tasting rubberish small claws for the price.

                Have had many fine meals at Fresca. Has my favorite grilled fresh fish sandwiches at lunch.

              3. Civil Bear Sep 28, 2010 12:49 PM

                Here is a start t-man:

                http://www.google.com/search?sourceid...

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