Late Night Dining Options
It's been a while since this was discussed.
I recently discovered that Sauce, on Gough, serves their menu until 1 AM or so at their bar. The club sandwich sliders were tasty, the tempura fried shallot rings were genius (bite-sized, great flavor, perfectly crisp and non-greasy exterior), and the "peas and carrots" salad was a nice riff on fresh spring veggies.
A new addition to Hayes Valley from the Absinthe Group, The Boxing Room, also serves until 1 AM.
Zuni serves until about midnight, NoPa serves until about 1.
Where else can one get a good to great meal, well after the normal witching hour? Any reports on the new incarnation of Baghdad Cafe?
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
131 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102
399 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Namu's open until midnight on the weekend. Pasion on Irving until 11.
Thai House Express on Geary is midnight every day.
And of course El Zocalo until 2 or 3, and Grubstake until 4.
Thai House Express
901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
439 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
I want to like Grubstake for the Portuguese items on the menu, but most of their fare is pretty bad - I had a particularly awful caesar salad the last time I visited. From now on El Zocalo is my pick for truly late night fare.
It's Tops is open very late as well but again...yuck. Not a fan.
Aren't at least a few of the Korean restaurants in the Richmond open very late on weekends? To Hyang appears to have cut its hours back to midnight...did Brothers do the same?
El Zocalo Restaurant
1633 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Tommy's Joynt (2 a.m.)
Taqueria Cancun (m-th 1 a.m. fri/sat 2 a.m. sun 1:30 a.m.)
El Farolito Taqueria 3 a.m. (4 a.m. on weekends)
It's Tops Coffee Shop (w-sat 3 a.m., sun 11 p.m.)
2288 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109
i've only been there once past midnight, and we had some pretty amazing fries and desserts (not sure when they cut off dessert, but most restaurants will continue to serve it at least 30 min. after the main kitchen closes down), and i've heard spectacular things about their french onion soup, which is listed ont eh bar menu. i bet the burger is delicious too
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Arrived at Sauce 11:15 PM last night, located at 131 Gough. Very good indeed - convivial too. On your recommendation we stopped in after SFO Airport pickup. Bar area w/tables open and fairly busy but not overcrowded. Neighborhood not upscale but not bad. Parking readily available within a block.
Horseradish encrusted shrimp very good. Crispy shallot rings w/aoili, ditto.
Hanger steak & eggs w/potatoes rang my bell! Finished @ midnight; happy, well fed, and on our way home. With bottle o'sparkling water, $51 + tip. Kitchen still serving 'til 1:00 am.
On a Monday, they were one of the very few still open....a godsend!