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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

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  1. Civil Bear RE: thurman Sep 28, 2010 12:49 PM

    Here is a start t-man:

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

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      DavidT RE: thurman 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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        vulber RE: DavidT 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 RE: vulber 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 RE: DavidT 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

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            DavidT RE: pauliface 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 RE: DavidT 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 RE: DavidT 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.

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            DavidT RE: thurman 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.

            1. tvham RE: thurman 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

              1. mariacarmen RE: thurman 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

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