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Does any one know the restaurant I am thinking of?

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Raisel Aug 30, 2011 02:00 PM

The restaurant is very beautiful with 2 levels and a beautiful long bar.
They have a weonderful burger on the menu and I just cannot think of the name of this restaurant.
I am from NY and do not remember the exact location.

Thank you in advance

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  1. Windy RE: Raisel Aug 30, 2011 02:09 PM

    Zuni

    Or maybe Bix.

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    Zuni Cafe
    1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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      Paul H RE: Windy Aug 30, 2011 02:21 PM

      Probably Bix, as the bar at Zuni is neither beautiful nor long :-)

      For the OP, Bix is located in an alley (Gold Street) in the Jackson Square area of the city and the staff dresses very well, almost formally. Does this ring a bell?

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      Bix
      56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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        Windy RE: Paul H Aug 30, 2011 02:32 PM

        Zuni is better known for its burgers though. I prefer Bix personally.

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          CarrieWas218 RE: Windy Aug 30, 2011 04:43 PM

          I'm guessing Bix as well and their burger ROCKS!

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          Bix
          56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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            Windy RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 30, 2011 06:41 PM

            Good to know. I've never made it past their steak tartare, with a martini or two.

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              CarrieWas218 RE: Windy Aug 31, 2011 06:07 AM

              Windy - their Sidecar is legendary...

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                Windy RE: CarrieWas218 Aug 31, 2011 07:22 AM

                Sold! I love a good sidecar.

    2. mamachef RE: Raisel Aug 30, 2011 02:24 PM

      The description of the bar and the levels brings Bix to mind for me too.

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      Bix
      56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

      1. drewskiSF RE: Raisel Aug 30, 2011 03:54 PM

        NOPA has a long bar, 2 levels, and a nice burger, though might be more "hip" than "beautiful"

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          absc RE: drewskiSF Aug 30, 2011 04:25 PM

          I would have said Nopa as well. Long bar and great burger.

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          Nopa
          560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

        2. wolfe RE: Raisel Aug 30, 2011 04:15 PM

          Was it one of the ones recommended on your last trip? If you had reported back we would have had a record of it. Zuni was suggested in 2007, Neither Bix nor Nopa.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4107...

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          Zuni Cafe
          1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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            whiner RE: Raisel Aug 30, 2011 07:08 PM

            Nopa is my guess.

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            Nopa
            560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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              DavidT RE: whiner Aug 30, 2011 08:30 PM

              How long ago was the OP here? Nopa has not been open nearly as long as Zuni or Bix.

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              Zuni Cafe
              1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

              Nopa
              560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

              Bix
              56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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                wolfe RE: DavidT Aug 31, 2011 05:32 AM

                I believe Nopa was opened before the Raisel 2007 post.
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/447079

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                Nopa
                560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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              ANin RE: Raisel Aug 31, 2011 06:11 AM

              My guess would be Zuni, but all three restaurants suggested fit the bill.

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              Zuni Cafe
              1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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                Fig Newton RE: Raisel Aug 31, 2011 10:54 AM

                The main question is whether it was bright with lots of windows, or very dark and where you'd go to have an affair.

                If the latter, probably Bix. If the former, most likely Zuni, but possibly NOPA.

                Further, if you could answer whether the bar was copper, we'd have your answer: Zuni.

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                Zuni Cafe
                1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

                Bix
                56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

                1. Paul H RE: Raisel Sep 6, 2011 02:23 PM

                  So, Raisel, did anyone know the restaurant you were thinking of??

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