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Feb 28, 2011 11:44 AM

Dinner recommendation near SF Art Institute?

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.

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  1. 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. 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.

      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.

      Caffe Sapore
      790 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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

        Da Flora
        701 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        1. 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.

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

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