great down to earth eats in the city end of this month
my husband and i will be in sf (where we met in 1990...) end of this month- we lived there for many years so using public transit and getting around is not a big issue- we will be staying in laurel heights and have reservations (that i am not married to , btw...) at micheal mina and atelier crenn--so i think we have enough big name fine dining --though i am open to comment on these 2 choices...we have been in LA since 1992 and really miss the easy access to great ethnic food that SF offered (we have a ton of awesome ethnic dining here too, but it is harder to get to) so, looking for some fantastic down home burritos, latin, any asian that is not too peanut heavy, whatever is great- esp interested in lunch or brunch so we have the rest of the day to walk it off! also wondering about good seafood choices- the way i see it we have like 10 or so meals to fill- also - what is the consensus on spruce which is walking distance from our hotel
Take Spruce over Micheal Mina! I would also suggest Baker & Banker, Aziza (nothing like it in L.A.!), Zare at the Flytrap, and Canteen for great meals.
I lived in L.A. for 18 years before my decade in the Bay Area and what I love up here is Burmese food and from Laurel Heights, you are not far from a handful of great Burmese restaurants, from Burma Superstar to Mandalay.
4721 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
Baker & Banker
1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Mission Pie, Boulettes Larder, Samovar Tea in Yerba Buena Center-outside, Slow Club, Skool, Pals Takeaway, El Metate on Bryant, Universal Cafe, Out The Door, La Corneta, Liberty Cafe, Chez Maman, Gracias Madre
2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111
2501 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
El Metate Restaurant
2406 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA
2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1453 18th, San Francisco, CA 94102
1725 Alameda St, San Francisco, CA 94103