SF Dogpatch & Bayview places to eat
I love this SF Bay Guardian list of places to eat in Dogpatch & Bayview. I saw many new to me places last year when I did Sunday Streets - this year it'll be Sunday 6/12/11. CHers - any recent reports?
These places are in Dogpatch & Bayview areas:
Old Clamhouse - 299 Bayshore, SF - fried clams, seafood
J&V Cafe-2020 Jerrold, SF - chilaquiles, soup, rotisserie chicken
Mr & Mrs. Miscellaneous - yummy ice cream - 699 22nd St
Las Isletas - 4508 Third St - nacatamales, baliadas
Auntie April's Chicken & Waffles - 4618 Third St
Hard Knox - 2526 Third St, SF - catfish sandwich, oxtail, fried chicken
Just For You - 732 22dn St, SF - beignets, hangtown fry
Frisco Fried - 5176 Third St - burger dogs
Piccino - 801 22nd St - pizza, antipasti
Junior Barbecue - Napoleon & Evans - Brazilian burgers
SF Bay Guardian article here:
Hard Knox Cafe
2526 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Just For You
732 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Piccino Restaurant & Coffee Bar
1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107
4508 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124
5176 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124
we recently had an excellent brunch at Just for You. the eggs with green chile made with Hatch chiles took me back to Santa Fe, and consistent in that style they went perfectly with the tortillas, black beans, and cheese ; my spouse really liked her frittata w. grits (many breakfasts include both grits or home fries plus house made breads, corn bread, or scones, and her corn bread was very good as was the side of home fries w. my eggs/chile). the beignet was one of the best in my experience anywhere, including the Cafe du Mond. one average but significant item -- the coffee.
Our wonderful dinner at Serpentine prompted this positive report.
Warm greeting from hostess, 8:30 reservation, seated immediatedly in a chic urban loft-like space, high ceilings but very warm yellow light. Everyone eating, laughing, enjoying, good energy in the room. Passed the bar (where I would feel comfortable eating alone) and were seated in the dining area, friendly busser as well. Some really great little Sonoma and Anderson Valley wine producers. Chose a Meyer Cellers Syrah (Yorkville), very small markup. Awkward clipboard menus, hard to read small font, not sexy. Lots of interesting choices for starters, padron peppers, stone fruit salad, homemade pickles, roasted corn, I had the grilled chicken livers. Main course was classics, salmon, steak, etc., done with a gentle spicing that didn't feel Asian or Indian or really out of anywhere, just vaguely yummy and well thought out. I had the roasted chicken, moist and crisp on a bed of corn, spinach and cherry tomatoes, lovely grilled fig on top. Companion had gnocci, delicately spiced cream sauce, light and firm gnocci with peas. You can get it with or without bacon. Very nice. So much care was taken to think about the eater, that for me is the measure of a good restaurant, who will eat this? what will it taste like to them? Everything was balanced.
The servers were friendly on a full house Saturday night, lots of generous smiles for everyone, no one kept waiting, no one rushed away. They were still seating people after 9PM. Service was correct, water glasses filled, plated cleared appropriately, and the best service line I've heard in a while. Instead of asking "is there anything I can get for you" which makes it seem like the server is doing you a favor, she asked something along the lines of "Is there anything else you might desire now" which sounded like she could just make it magically appear. Very smooth. The price was right for 2 apps, 2 entrees, bottle of wine and 2 dessert wines, a fair 120 bucks. Nice dessert wine menu (Beaumes de Venise, Walnut liquer). Great place to get a city vibe minus the city 'tude, and stress (ez parking). Will be going back with friends soon.
Second the addition of the New Spot to the list. Also would include the divey but oh-so-addictive Mariposa Cafeteria for their roast pork.
There's the Ramp, and Kelly's Mission Rock though I haven't been to Kelly's for a few years. I'm pretty sure they're still open. I hear there's going to be a new restaurant opening in the Esprit Square Buildings, but not sure on status there. There's also Oralia's Cafe, which also opened recently on Third Street. Also the sandwich place open only for lunch on 19th (I forget the name). That's all I can think of for now that hasn't already been covered.
1599 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Mission Rock Cafe
817 Terry Francois St, San Francisco, CA 94107
The New Spot
632 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Their pupusas are yummy, but I recently started to try some their other offerings since their menu is so broad. Their panuchos are excellent, larger than the ones in Mexico, but also more flavorful. They do not use achiote rub on the chicken, but it is otherwise an authentic rendition. They are my favorite version, better than the version at Mi Lindo Yucatan IMHO.
Also, they serve breakfast all day, and their chilaquiles are great. Two eggs over saucy tortilla chips with cheese and salsa and crema. Refried beans are good too.
Poquito - just opened, I thought I saw a thread
Serpentine - slow club but better
Moshi Moshi - I think rather underrated, but better for Anything Fried than sushi
Moshi Moshi Restaurant
2120 Cowell Blvd Ste 143, Davis, CA 95618
2368 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
My report on Poquito:
The Old Clam House is aptly named. Also, it's a long way from Third St. I don't know what it's doing on that list.
Old Clam House
299 Bay Shore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94124
2368 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107