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Craving Lamb Shank, in town 2 nights

heychrisa Jan 9, 2012 04:04 PM

Years ago while on a business trip to SF (from Seattle) I stumbled into a bar (attached to a restaurant) near Union Square with a fabulous wine list and had the Best Lamb Shank Of My Life. It was on a bed of de Puy lentils, crispy, tender, oh my mouth is watering now!

where should I go to try and relive this experience? Not too expensive please.

I will be in SF 2 nights and other places on the top of my short list are Nopa, Bar Tartine, and Yuet Lee (ate there years ago and loved it!).

  1. Civil Bear Jan 9, 2012 04:28 PM

    *Aziza, for a slightly sweet Cal/Morrocan version.
    *Tommy's Joynt for a super cheap yet still very tasty version (Thurdays only).

    Tommy's Joynt
    1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109

    1. Robert Lauriston Jan 9, 2012 04:46 PM

      Lamb shank's the kind of rustic French dish that South Park Cafe does well.

      South Park Cafe
      108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

      1. drewskiSF Jan 9, 2012 05:14 PM

        Mezze on Lakeshore Ave in Oakland has a delicious Moroccan Lamb Shank Tajine, but may not be the most accessible without a car

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          bobpantzer Jan 9, 2012 05:24 PM

          I think Zare at Flytrap has lamb shanks.

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          1. re: bobpantzer
            Robert Lauriston Jan 9, 2012 06:05 PM

            That reminds me, Maykadeh makes a fantastic braised lamb shank dish with eggplant, tomato, saffron, and dried lime.

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            donbonus Jan 9, 2012 08:38 PM

            Fior D' Italia

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              ernie in berkeley Jan 10, 2012 11:17 AM

              Kokkari does a wonderful braised shank, if $28 is within your range.

              Kokkari Estiatorio
              200 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94111

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