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Dinner recommendation near SF Art Institute?

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Bay Gelldawg Feb 28, 2011 11:44 AM

I am looking for a place to have dinner within walking distance of the San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street (between Jones and Leavenworth).

Criteria: within a block of the Art Institute if possible, quiet, and able to get us in and out within an hour.

Thanks for any suggestions.

  1. wolfe Feb 28, 2011 12:56 PM

    Google isn't too helpful but it's a 1/2 miles to Mario's Bohemian.
    FWIW there's Pat's Cafe upon which Yelpers are divided.

    1. Windy Feb 28, 2011 01:02 PM

      Nothing is 1 block from SFAI except their own cafe, which I don't think is open at night.

      Best nearby option is Sushi on North Beach on Columbus. They have happy hour pricing.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/720422

      There are several good cafes within a few blocks including Cafe Capriccio and Caffe Sapore. But this is sandwiches and espresso. Rico's has decent burrito's.

      Kennedy's Curry House isn't bad. I haven't tried Pat's Cafe.

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      Caffe Sapore
      790 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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        trespinero Feb 28, 2011 08:13 PM

        Da Flora is walking distance. I would make a reservation and get there early. It is pricey but well worth it.

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        Da Flora
        701 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        1. Robert Lauriston Mar 1, 2011 07:27 AM

          The closest restaurant is Kennedy's, two blocks away, the food's not very good but they could get you in and out.

          Albona is three blocks, quiet, and good, I imagine they could get you served and out quickly if you mention that when you make the reservation.

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          Kennedy's Irish Pub Curry House
          1040 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          Albona Ristorante Istriano
          545 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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