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Apr 14, 2011 10:29 AM

Any No Miss, Must Eat Restaurant Options in the Nob Hill area

I'm going to be staying a couple of days in the Nob Hill area on a business trip and would love to know about any restaurants that are a must visit. I'm open to any cuisine, from hole in the wall to fine dining. I'm not interested in the tourist traps, but in a more unique dining experience. Thanks in advance! :)

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  1. If money is not an issue: Acquerello
    Possibly the best meal I've ever had in SF....

    Acquerello Restaurant
    1722 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109

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    1. re: lrealml

      If we're talking down the hill, La Folie and Helmand.

      La Folie
      2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

      Helmand Palace
      2424 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

    2. I enjoy Nob Hill Grille and Olea. More of a low-key, neighborhood feel than the other suggestions so far.

      Nob Hill Grille Restaurant
      969 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

      1494 California Street, San Francisco, CA

      1. I am not quite sure Milano qualifies as a "must visit," but it is certainly a very good option for Italian in that area.

        1. It sounds like you think the city is bigger than it is. No need to limit yourself to Nob Hill, an area known more for high prices than great food: there are probably 50 good to great restaurants within a 2-mile radius.

          There are a bunch of current visitor threads on this board in the past week. Suggest you take a look.

          While I don't disagree with any of the places listed here, they aren't necessarily the first places I'd recommend to a vistor with the geographic restriction removed. I'd add Cafe Zitouna to the Nob Hill list for casual Tunisian.