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Jan 13, 2011 09:30 AM

superfast sitdown good food for lunch around 7th and Townsend?

Boss has given me a serious lunch challenge: we have from 11:45 to 12:45 to enjoy a sitdown mealomewhere near 7th and Townsend, MUST be back at the office by 1PM. The real challenge is this wasteand of a "neighborhood"- finding sitdown food that rocks that can be ordered and eaten in under an hour is near impossible. Skool maybe, SO perhaps....anyone else have any ideas? Maybe over by 6th and Folsom there could be something? Cabs are too unreliable so it's gotta be walkable. Ideas?

1725 Alameda St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. 7th and Folsom has a lot of places to choose from (I like Radius or Basil Thai). How about Marlowe? I've only been there for dinner so I'm not sure how fast the lunch service is.

    Is 11:45 to 12:45 just for time spent at the restaurant, or does that include travel time as well?

    Basil Thai Restaurant & Bar
    1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    1. Henry's Hunan, three blocks away.

      Henry's Hunan Restaurant
      1016 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      1. Well, it's not so fancy schmancy as Marlowe, but Mars at 7th and Brannan makes a decent burger, has some other good sandwiches, and good salads. It's big with the Hall of Justice courthouse crowd.

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        1. re: Rapini

          Mars is great and I was going to suggest it, but I wasn't sure if the OP wanted something fancy or not. Ha.

          Mars Bar & Restaurant
          798 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103

        2. Has anyone tried the branch of Perry's in the Design Center?

          1. citizen's band is at 8th and folsom, rocco's is folsom btw 7th and 8th (and speedy), moya (ethiopian) folsom btw 6th and 7th super speedy. grand puh bah (thai) on the back side of townsend,
            there's also live sushi bistro (a spin-off of live sushi) on bryant btw 6th and 7th. Not fancy but sit down nonetheless.
            skool is close to there but when i've been service has been a bit sluggish.