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dinner for 5 in Mission / Noe / Castro?

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Hey all,

I've got a friend visiting from out of town and we're looking for a magical restaurant with the following criteria:

- Won't have to wait more than 45min-1 hour for a table for 5
- Affordable ($13-18 entrees)
- feels fancy-ish- We're all late 20's /early 30's and want this to be a nice dinner we can all afford. We dont want fluorescent lighting.
- good cocktails a bonus.

Ideally this restaurant is in Mission/Noe/Castro but other suggestions are welcome. Does such a restaurant exist?

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  1. Check out Luna Park , Medjool, Limon or Chenery Park

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    Luna Park
    694 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

    Medjool
    2522 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Chenery Park Restaurant
    683 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

    Limon Restaurant
    524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    1. People like Beretta (I don't - but others do, and they supposedly make good cocktails.) in the Mission. Also Limon Rotisserie. I had a few other suggestions (Foreign Cinema, Maverick, Bar Bambino) but all their entrees are in the $20s.)
      Eureka Lounge in the Castro.
      Don't know enough about Noe Valley

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      Bar Bambino
      2931 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

      Limon Rotisserie
      1001 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. La Ciccia is fantastic with the caveat that you would need to make reservations and is wine/beer only (great italian/Sardinian wine list).

        I had a fun yakatori dinner at Nombe. However it's more casual and the only cocktails are made sochu. However they can easily take 5 and most of their business seems to be walk-in.

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        La Ciccia
        291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

        Nombe
        2491 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        1. Sorry..I do see that La Ciccia's mains are in the $20's. However they are worth it!

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          La Ciccia
          291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

          1. Contigo

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            Contigo
            1320 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114