NYC hound with 2 days
I'm going to be in town for a couple days at the end of the month and am looking for some lunch/dinner recs.
For lunch: I'm attending a conference, so I'll need some places close to the center (it's at the Intercontinental, at Howard & 4th) that I can get to, get fed and get back in <1 hour. I get to have 3 of these!
For dinner: I have reservations at Flour & Water, and I only have one more night so I'm looking for the can't-miss moderately-priced SF locale. This doesn't have to be close to the conference center, but I'd like to be able to get there via public transit if possible.
A little about what I like: um, everything! Allergic to or afraid of: nothing!
Thanks!! I'm hungry already!!
Some places I like:
Cotogna, at the bar. Wonderful pasta, drinks and wine.
Bar Crudo. It's small, noisy, crowded and very good if you like seafood small plates. Service is spotty but I don't care.
Barbacco. Sitting at the bar, chatting with server/neighbors is good. Food and wine is very good.
SPQR has wonderful food, very good wine. Small, noisy but well worth a cab ride.
I get to most of these places by mass transit.
Edited to add: Pizza in San Francisco is undergoing a bit of a renaissance.
Here are a couple for lunch:
Mochica (Peruvian) - on Harrison near 5tj
Zero Zero - on Folsom between 5th and 4th
54 Mint - in Mint Plaza near 5th and Mission
Chez Papa Mint Plaza
Out the Door (Vietnamese) - in Westfield Center lower level (enter on Mission between 5th & 4th
937 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
54 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103
826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107