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Jun 17, 2011 01:04 PM

Conservative eating in the Mission

Have some guests tonight that aren't really too adventurous with food; normally my go-to choice in the Mission for this would be Luna Park (or the former Monk's Kettle), but there aren't any reservations available for 6:30, and I don't want to have to wait a while.

Grub looks intruiging, but I haven't heard any reports on here, and the Yelp reviews are all over the place. South End Grill 'N Bar also looks good, but there usually doesn't seem to be many people in there, and I think they want a place that feels a little lively.

Am I missing something obvious?

Luna Park
694 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

The Monk's Kettle
3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. Little Star? Might be a bit of a wait, but you can always pre-order your pizza while you're waiting.

    Little Star Pizza Valencia
    400 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    1. How much are you willing to spend? On the small and intimate side but Woodward's Garden is safe...but on the pricey end.

      Woodward's Garden
      1700 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      1. Range
        Bar Tartine (new chef doing great things, see thread. Usually has places around 6)
        Chow (on Church St)

        Bar Tartine
        561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        1. re: Thomas Nash

          I'd be careful about Bar Tartine with the new chef. Some might think the Eastern European focus contains "weird" food.

          Bar Tartine
          561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

          1. Inkas, Bernal Heights vs The Mission.

            Inkas Restaurant
            3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110