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Jul 6, 2011 05:57 PM

Bay Area Restaurants with Daily Changing Menus Online

Out of strange curiosity, I want to compile a list of SF Bay Area restaurants with menus that change daily and are available online. I'm trying to list only restaurants which post the actual menu daily, not a sample menu or menu which is posted/changed less frequently.

Here's what I have so far:

Delfina and Delfina Pizzeria - SF

Bar Jules - SF

Il Cane Rosso - SF

Ad Hoc - Yountville

Cafe at Chez Panisse - Berkeley

Ad Hoc
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599

Chez Panisse
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Bar Jules
609 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Il Cane Rosso
1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105

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  1. Does CP update the upstairs menu regularly now? Often I've found it a few days out of date.

    Camino and Oliveto upstairs.

    3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

    Oliveto Restaurant
    5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      The restaurant menu is posted weekly but I seem to see the Cafe menu updated daily.

      1. re: farmersdaughter

        They're still showing Wednesday's dinner menu on Friday morning. I think they update it maybe twice a week on average.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Yeah looks like you're right. Doesn't look like Nopa updates on a daily basis either - just lists a current menu.

          560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

    2. Local Mission

      Pal's Takeaway

      maybe Beast and the Hare

      Some places like Mr and Mrs Miscellaneous post on their Facebook pages. Plus anyone with a cart and a Twitter account, or an iPhone app.

      Please report any significant trends : )

      Beast and the Hare
      1001 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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      1. re: Windy

        I was trying to avoid the Facebook/Twitter menu postings for food trucks and other mobile or temporary sites. Perhaps I should amend the original post to limit to brick and mortar restaurants.

        1. re: farmersdaughter

          Brick and mortar restaurants are adding a Twitter or FB feed that displays on their websites to announce daily specials . . . although I can't think of an example at the moment, but have seen it a lot.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            I follow a lot of restaurants I like on Facebook, but that's not as much work or, to me, as useful as posting the day's menu online every day.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              That's a different thing. I'm referring to a widget on restaurant websites that displays recent posts to their twitter or fb pages. Guess it's easier for them to do this than to try to update the menupage on their site every day. You don't need to follow them on fb, you can just go to the restaurant website and see the fb post displayed there as the online daily menu. I prefer that to .pdf menus.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Which places? I've seen that only at takeout places that only have a few items. The restaurants that update their menus daily are a mix of PDF, HTML, and PNG/JPG (ugh).

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  As noted above, can't think of one right now, but I know I've seen more than a handful in recent months. Will post if I see one again.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    Nex & Mua have their Twitter feeds, though the first Nex Tweet to menu goes right back to their website menu page

                    2442A Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612

                    2442 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

                  2. re: Melanie Wong

                    Locanda has a widget on the upper right corner of their webpage that displays their recent Twitter posts. But they also post their menu online, which appears as if it's done daily.

                    557 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

              2. re: farmersdaughter

                Mr and Mrs is a restaurant, and their flavors change daily.

                Given how most restaurant websites and menus are designed, it's a lot easier to update using text messaging or a smartphone app.

                1. re: Windy

                  All that MM&M updates is a chalkboard with 8-10 flavors of the day. If you have only a chalkboard, uploading a photo to Facebook and/or Twit is super-easy. Places like that are often foregoing Web sites entirely these days.

                  If you have a real restaurant with a fair-sized dinner menu that you update and print every day, re-entering all the dishes using a teeny smartphone keyboard would be a lot of extra work. So would breaking it up into tweet-length strings and tweeting them. And the results would not be as easily browsable by potential customers as a single Web page or PDF.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    I prefer an updated tweet to a menu that's posted monthly and doesn't match what's offered in person. And many places that change their menus daily do have a chalkboard.

                    Out of date website menus are not especially useful. Hence this topic.

                    1. re: Windy

                      The opening post specifically asks about restaurants with menus that change daily that are available online.

                      Tweets of daily specials etc. may be useful, but aren't relevant to that request. Most restaurants I know that tweet, blog, or post on FB about specials do not keep their online menus up to date, so you get a mix of current and out-of-date info, maybe scattered in two or four different places.

                  2. re: Windy

                    If you use a tool like MenuPro, editing a menu and generating a new PDF file shouldn't take much longer than sending a text message from a smartphone.

              3. Pizzaiolo does.

                5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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                1. re: JasmineG

                  And Perbacco seems to.

                  230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

                2. Here are some that come to mind:

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                  1. re: nocharge

                    Also, the online dinner menu for Acquerello seems to have a current date in the lower right corner.

                  2. Nopa, Gialina, Bar Agricole (I think)

                    2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131

                    560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                    Bar Agricole
                    355 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103