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gajen Dec 6, 2010 02:51 PM

Hi: I need recommendations for good food at a moderate price in the area close to Market and the Moscone convention center. We are staying for 4 nights and enjoy a variety of cuisines --Indian, Thai, Italian, fresh local foods etc. Quality is more important than "bulk". One seafood meal is a must.
What would be your top four?

  1. Robert Lauriston Dec 7, 2010 04:06 PM

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&am...

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
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      chuckl Dec 7, 2010 06:05 PM

      chaat cafe is cheap and pretty good. I'm not a big fan of the Thai restaurant around the corner, though. Pazzia is decent. There's also a cafe on Harrison, I believe, called Epicenter that's quite nice. It's around the corner from Whole Foods

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      Pazzia Restaurant
      337 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    2. steve h. Dec 7, 2010 04:41 PM

      There's not a lot of good food near the convention center. There's plenty of good food north of Market (FiDi) if you want to spend 10-20 minutes or so to walk there. I'm pretty fond of Perbacco/Barbacco and Tadich on California. None are cheap but they are not pricey, either. There's value, in my opinion, if you seek it out.
      Lunch at the Ferry Plaza? Oh yeah. I like cherry-picking from the shops and bringing the goods to the Wine Merchants where I get a chance to eat, drink and gawk at the crowds. Hog Island has its appeal if you're an oyster fan.
      Yank Sing on Stevenson is very cool. Spend as much or as little as you want. Lunch only.

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      Yank Sing
      49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

      1. Paul H Dec 7, 2010 05:45 PM

        Henry's Hunan (Natoma Street)
        Osha Thai Restaurant (3rd @ Folsom)
        Mehfil Indian Cuisine (2nd @ Folsom)
        Pazzia (3rd btwn Folsom and Harrison)
        Pesce (Polk Street)
        Anchor and Hope (Minna Street)

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        Pesce
        2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

        Pazzia Restaurant
        337 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

        Mehfil Indian Cuisine
        600 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

        Henry's Hunan Restaurant
        110 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94105

        Osha Thai
        149 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105

        Anchor & Hope
        83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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        1. re: Paul H
          Robert Lauriston Dec 8, 2010 11:47 AM

          Pesce is miles away.

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          Pesce
          2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            Paul H Dec 8, 2010 05:58 PM

            True, though it is less than two miles. Seafood restaurants are not that common in San Francisco, and moderately priced ones, even less so. Besides, I have a soft spot for Pesce.

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            Pesce
            2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

            1. re: Paul H
              CarrieWas218 Dec 11, 2010 08:10 PM

              I am shocked to hear you say that, Paul... Not that common?

              The list below does not even include sushi... Are there other coastal cities that have significantly more per capita?

              Swan
              Sotto Mare
              Anchor Oyster Bar
              Bar Crudo
              La Ciccia
              Scoma's
              Pacific Café
              Woodhouse
              Pesce
              Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar
              Tadish Grill
              Farallon
              Sam's Grill
              Crab House at Pier 39
              Swell
              Pacific Catch
              Catch Isle
              South Sea Seafood Village
              Caffe Sport
              Pier Market Seafood Restaurant
              Old Clam House
              Georges
              Alamo Square Seafood Grill
              Yabbie's Coastal Kitchen
              Anchor & Hope
              El Delfin
              Waterbar
              San Francisco Fish Company
              Cioppino's
              Catch
              Red Crawfish
              Franciscan Crab Restaurant
              Mc Cormick & Kuleto's
              Plouf
              Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
              Hog Island Oyster Company
              Fog Harbor Fish House
              Sun Fat Seafood Company
              Pacific Catch
              Brindisi Cucina di Mare
              California Shellfish Company
              S&T Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
              Capurro's
              Alioto's
              Mayes Oyster House
              Nick's Lighthouse
              Skool
              Netti's Crab Shack
              Ferry Plaza Seafood
              Chowders
              Basa Seafood Express
              Weird Fish
              Neptune Palace Seafood Restaurant
              Chic's Seafood Restaurant
              Joe's Crab Shack
              Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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

              Farallon
              450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

              Pesce
              2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

              Bar Crudo
              655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

              S&T Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant
              2578 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

              Alamo Square Seafood Grill
              803 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117

              El Delfin
              3066 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

              Alioto's Restaurant
              8 Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133

              Capurro's
              498 Jefferson St., San Francisco, CA 94109

              Joe's Crab Shack
              245 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

              Nick's Lighthouse
              2801 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133

              Caffe Sport
              574 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

              Weird Fish
              2193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

              South Sea Seafood Village
              1420 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

              Plouf
              40 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

              Mayflower Seafood
              6255 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

              Seafood House
              102 San Pablo Dam Road, San Pablo, CA

              Ferry Plaza Seafood
              1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

              San Francisco Fish Company
              1 Ferry Building # 31, San Francisco, CA 94111-4230

              Kuleto's
              221 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102

              Old Clam House
              299 Bay Shore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124

              Brindisi
              88 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

              Anchor & Hope
              83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

              Sotto Mare
              552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

              Pacific Catch
              2027 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

              Fog Harbor Fish House
              202 San Pier 39 #A, Francisco, CA 94133

              Pier Market Seafood Restaurant
              39 Pier # 103, San Francisco, CA

              Red Crawfish
              611 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

              Anchor Oyster Bar
              579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

              Basa Seafood Express
              3064 24th Street, San Francisco, CA

              Cucina
              510 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960

              Pier 39
              , San Francisco, CA 94102

              Mayes Oyster Bar
              1233 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

              Skool
              1725 Alameda St, San Francisco, CA 94103

              Crab House
              3395 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

          2. re: Paul H
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            Jim Dec 11, 2010 06:08 PM

            This little French bistro is on 5th between Folsom and Harrison. It's quite good and has a nice outdoor courtyard.

            http://lecharm.com/

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            bobpantzer Dec 8, 2010 12:27 PM

            Mochica (excellent Peruvian) on Harrison near Fifth is not that far away and could serve as your seafood option. Zero Zero on Folsom between Fourth and Fifth has excellent pizza, pasta and some great appetizers. Le Charm on Fifth between Folsom and Harrison is a nice little French bistro. Someone else isn't so excited about Cha Am, the Thai restaurant on Folsom just off Third but, at least for lunch, I like it better than the more expensive Osha at the corner of Third and Folsom. In Mint Plaza off Fifth between Mission and Market is Thermidor, Chez Papa and 54 Mint. Check those out, too.

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            Mochica
            937 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

            Chez Papa
            1401 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94107

            54 Mint
            54 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103

            Thermidor
            8 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

            Zero Zero
            826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

            1. Eugene Park Dec 9, 2010 10:56 PM

              The Sentinel isn't too far of a hoof from Moscone, and they're great for either breakfast or lunch to go.

              Eddie Rickenbacker's is just a bit further, and their renditions of classic American are decent and well-priced. Full bar is definitely a bonus for many.

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              Eddie Rickenbacker's
              133 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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