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One dinner in SF for non-foodies

Foodie.wannabe Mar 7, 2011 03:50 PM

Please don't flame me for not searching but I really don't have time and want to pick your collective knowledge. I have friends visiting from Miami and we will get one dinner in SF (the rest of the trip was Tahoe). They are doing the night tour of Alcatraz so will be in the vicinity of Fisherman's Wharf but they aren't crab fans...

They are decidedly not foodies and used to chain restos. I would love to take them somewhere simple but good and uniquely SF. The only thing in my head is Tadich Grill. We live in Palo Alto so I am looking for something central to our route from the Wharf to 280.

Any recommendations are appreciated. Dinner is tonight, 3/7.

Tadich Grill
240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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    AdamD Mar 13, 2011 03:11 PM

    Next time go to Tommy's. Margaritas!

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      Foodie.wannabe Mar 8, 2011 08:47 AM

      I appreciate the feedback on short notice. In the interest of follow up I will say that we didn't end up at any of the suggestions but ate at Gordon Biersch. Not my first choice but my guests were happy (it was recommended to them by a friend back home) and that's what mattered to me most! Everyone including me ended up happy with their meals which is another plus!

      Gordon Biersch
      2 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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      1. re: Foodie.wannabe
        Ruth Lafler Mar 8, 2011 11:01 AM

        Thanks for the follow-up! What did you have at Gordon Biersch that was good?

        Gordon Biersch
        2 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

        1. re: Ruth Lafler
          Foodie.wannabe Mar 13, 2011 02:46 PM

          Miso sea bass with veggies and rice. Their menu is MUCH more extensive than I expected. I thought of them as garlic fries and beer but they have a lot more.

      2. scarmoza Mar 7, 2011 06:13 PM

        Tony's Pizza Napoletana in North Beach has really good pizza and salads. Your visitors might like that Tony was on the Food Network.

        Tony's Pizza Napoletana
        1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

        1. Robert Lauriston Mar 7, 2011 04:01 PM

          How about Capp's Corner? The last old-school North Beach-style Italian place still standing.

          Capp's Corner
          1600 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. wolfe Mar 7, 2011 03:57 PM

            Fog City Diner.

            Fog City Diner
            1300 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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            1. re: wolfe
              bbulkow Mar 7, 2011 06:18 PM

              Good call. It feels very SF, and the food's not bad at all.
              RN74 came to mind, if they like wine, although arguably it's not very "different".

              301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

              1. re: wolfe
                pauliface Mar 8, 2011 08:42 AM

                This is what I was going to recommend after reading the original post.

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