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

pleasurepalate Apr 14, 2011 10:29 AM

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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    lrealml RE: pleasurepalate Apr 14, 2011 11:33 AM

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

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

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      Robert Lauriston RE: lrealml Apr 14, 2011 12:08 PM

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

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

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

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      morningbun RE: pleasurepalate Apr 14, 2011 12:30 PM

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

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

      Olea
      1494 California Street, San Francisco, CA

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        DavidT RE: pleasurepalate Apr 14, 2011 12:53 PM

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

        http://www.milanosf.com/

        1. Windy RE: pleasurepalate Apr 14, 2011 12:53 PM

          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.

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