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Dinner tonight with two Norwegians

Justin L Dec 29, 2010 09:46 AM

I am taking my cousin and his girlfriend to dinner tonight and they are both from Norway. Last night I pointed them towards Bar Crudo and they absolutely loved it. I suppose they got there seafood fix (touristy wharf during the day today as well). However for tonight their only suggestion/preference is something unique to SF. There are a lot of places on my mind and I don't really know what to pick out. Canteen is awesome but a little limited and I ate there recently and want to try something new. So far I have these options

La Ciccia
Local Mission Eatery
PPQ (if they don't eat crab at the wharf)
Prospect (kinda more than I want to spend)

Any other suggestions? I don't want to do fine dining and no the restaurant doesn't need to start with an L or P, Thanks!

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

Bar Crudo
655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Local Mission Eatery
3111 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Justin L Dec 29, 2010 10:02 AM

    Maybe Peruvian, Burmese, or Yucatecan? Not unique to SF, but not found most places.

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      carfeng RE: Justin L Dec 29, 2010 11:52 AM

      How about Katana-ya? Last time I was there, I was with two Swedes and the table one over had two Danes. Though not uniquely SF, they probably aren't exposed to ramen much in Norway?

      1. Ruth Lafler RE: Justin L Dec 29, 2010 11:53 AM

        If you wanted to stick with the L and P theme, Limon and Piperade might be good choices. But personally I'd go with La Ciccia.

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

        1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

        Limon Restaurant
        524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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          Justin L RE: Justin L Dec 29, 2010 12:12 PM

          bummer Poc chuc is closed on Wednesdays (starts with a P!), it is not a special occasion dinner but our last one until we see each other again so I was hoping for something a little more nicer (nothing wrong with ramen though). I have a rezzy at La Ciccia any recommendations on what dishes? I want to try the spaghetti with botargga for sure.

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

          1. steve h. RE: Justin L Dec 29, 2010 12:31 PM

            I'd head to Cotogna near Jackson Square or take the "F" up Market to Zuni.
            Zuni's been around for awhile and says, "San Francisco" to me. Cotogna is brand-spanking new but is a wonderful example of current Bay Area cuisine.
            Neither will break the bank.

            Zuni Cafe
            1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

            490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

            1. Melanie Wong RE: Justin L Dec 29, 2010 01:12 PM

              Commonwealth for a chef's personal style of San Francisco cuisine in a casual setting.

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