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Disappointing meal at Locavore

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On Friday my husband and I decided to try the newly opened Locavore in the outer
Mission. It's in our neighborhood and so we had really been looking forward to it's opening.

We arrived @ about 6 to and were greeted warmly. We were seated right away and given a small ramikin of pickled vegetables and another of tiny strips of pre cooked bacon. The veggies, (carrots and onion) were tasty. The bacon was not. Now don't get me wrong, I love bacon, but this was cut too small or too cooked too far in advance for it to resemble anything more than large bacon bits.

We ordered the Squash Soup and the Papardelle with meat Sugo for our apps, along with two glasses of wine. The squash soup was very good, but not great. The pasta itself was cooked to a perfect aldente but was ruined by the overly salty Sugo. Too bad really, that pasta (waitress said it was house made) had a lot of potential. What really surprised us both was the wine.We had ordered the Pushback Sauvignon Blanc for $11 a glass. The size of the pours were incredibly skimpy, they were barley 4 oz. (we know this because it was so outrageous we came home and measured what we were served) It was also severed freezing cold. Literaly . Freezing. We had had the Pushback several weeks before at Hog and Rocks, for about 9 bucks and recieved almost twice as much.

For our mains I had the Burger, which I will admit was very good, juicy and done to a perfect medium rare as ordered. My husband had the goat. Which was tough, dry and stringy.

We won't be returning, unless of course I hear from chowhound it has gotten much better, untill then if you want to take one for the team I can only recommend to go with the Burger and stick with a Beer.

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3431 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

3215 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Locavore is not located in the Outer Mission. Common mistake.


    3215 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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    1. re: rjk6w4

      I like the term "La Lengua" for the strip of Mission Locavore is in: http://wikimapia.org/11571144/La-Lengua

      3215 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. re: Calvinist

        One of my neighbors calls it the Sub-Mission.

        1. re: Windy

          The Intermission.

          1. re: Gustavo Glenmorangie

            It's actually in Bernal Heights

    2. I went tonight and had a very different experience (not surprising, as the kitchen has probably improved over the course of the past few months).

      Locavore kind of reminds me of NOPA, except in a lower-rent area (with lower prices) and no cocktail program (or late night dining).

      We split a few salads and fries, and like at NOPA, the salads were refreshingly tasty and "clean", portions were also respectable too. They cure their own bacon, and you can definitely taste it.

      Would like to go back to compare the burger to NOPA's (they also grind Marin Sun Farms beef in-house), as well as go back for lunch to try the house-made sausages.

      3215 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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      1. re: vulber

        Thanks for the update! This place is in my 'hood and I was hoping it would find its feet and be worth a try. I plan to check it out soon and will report back.

      2. I went to Locavore on day 4 of it being open and then several weeks later and thought it was fantastic. It's great California cuisine without the Range prices. Maybe not Range quality but we can't all eat there every night ;)

        3215 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110