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One night in san Fran - where to go

RUNNERFEMME Sep 8, 2011 07:55 AM

Hubby and I are spending one night - tonight - in San Fran. Our favorite city. Wish we had more time, but I digress. Staying about a block off Union Sq. Looking for dinner restaurant that we can walk to - casual, good food. Nothing glitzy or touristy please. Willing to hoof it a fair way. Any interesting suggestions would be most appreciated. We are adventuresome eaters. Thanks!

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: RUNNERFEMME Sep 8, 2011 08:34 AM

    Lers Ros. Stay on Geary while walking over to Larkin.

    Lers Ros Thai
    730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      bbulkow RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 12, 2011 03:24 PM

      I would, frankly, be disappointed if the only meal I ate in SF was at Lers Ros. I think the menu takes some getting used to, and I'm not sure I've conquered it yet (2 meals so far). A visitor might get pushed into ordering the ostrich or something, which I suspect isn't a prime wow experience.

      1. re: bbulkow
        Robert Lauriston RE: bbulkow Sep 12, 2011 04:31 PM

        There's lots of discussion here about favorite dishes and what to avoid at Lers Ros.

    2. Paul H RE: RUNNERFEMME Sep 8, 2011 10:19 AM

      Barbacco or Gitane would be my suggestions. And if you are willing to take a slightly longer walk, Piperade.

      1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

      Gitane Restaurant & Bar
      6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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        MDFoodMan RE: RUNNERFEMME Sep 8, 2011 10:46 AM

        If you have the budget then SPQR is really great. I guess one might consider this glitzy or touristy, but I think it is just upscale...

        1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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        1. re: MDFoodMan
          KelsEats RE: MDFoodMan Sep 9, 2011 08:10 PM

          I second SPQR. I wouldn't consider it glitzy or touristy at all. It's a casual neighborhood restaurant that doesn't get the attention it deserves and is really reasonably priced. It's easily my favorite Italian restaurant in SF. But you can't walk here...worth a cab though!

          Cafe claude is in walking distance and has very solid french food. It's right across the alley of Gitane, which is excellent for cocktails and owned by the same people.


          1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

          Gitane Restaurant & Bar
          6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

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          Courduroy RE: RUNNERFEMME Sep 10, 2011 11:37 AM

          I would highly recommend Citizen's Band on Folsom and 8th, not a terrible walk from the Square and definitely an awesome "locals in the know" kind of a spot

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          1. re: Courduroy
            estnet RE: Courduroy Sep 10, 2011 12:24 PM

            Umm "the night" was two nights ago

          2. wolfe RE: RUNNERFEMME Sep 10, 2011 01:17 PM

            RUNNERFEMME, where did you go and how was it?

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