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Range, Prospect, or elsewhere?

kganc Oct 18, 2011 06:03 AM

Upcoming (early Nov) trip to SF with only 2 nights for dinner out. Looking for a delicious mid-range place near/in downtown. Party of 4 and we like fresh, local fare. So far I have my eyes set on Prospect or Range. Any other recommendations or reviews on those two options?

  1. Robert Lauriston Oct 18, 2011 08:49 AM

    You might look at Bar Tartine and Cotogna.

    Bar Tartine
    561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

    490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

    1. mariacarmen Oct 18, 2011 10:51 AM

      I'm a fan of Range. Fresh, local, as you say, prepared with care, excellent flavors, great cocktails, intimate space, elegant yet not stuffy. Don't know Prospect. As to Robert's recs below, I would also very much liked Bar Tartine, though I haven't been since they've changed chefs/menu. I don't know Cotogna.

      Does anyone know/like Locanda, right next door to Bar Tartine?

      Bar Tartine
      561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

      490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

      557 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. k
        kmah Oct 18, 2011 04:10 PM

        Both are awesome, I especially like the desserts at Range. I would say that Range is more intimate, and perhaps a tiny bit cheaper that Prospect. Prospect is a lovely big modern space, closer to downtown.

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          SFDude Oct 18, 2011 04:29 PM

          It is really tough to go wrong with Range, particularly if you like nice cocktails. Canteen near Union Square is also excellent.

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          1. re: SFDude
            mariacarmen Oct 18, 2011 11:35 PM

            Canteen is another favorite - really homey space, always interesting, inventive & delicious food.

            1. re: mariacarmen
              m00se1111 Oct 20, 2011 06:04 AM

              I'm a huge fan of "Canteen" as well.

              1. re: m00se1111
                CarrieWas218 Oct 20, 2011 01:20 PM

                Really disappointed with a recent meal I had at Prospect - second Canteen but Range is a good second...

                1. re: CarrieWas218
                  Justin L Oct 20, 2011 02:59 PM

                  Can't go wrong with either canteen or range, I love both if cocktails are important than range might be more suitable but really both are solid. I haven't been to prospect but I think the chef there is stepping down, I don't know when though.

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