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scarlet knight Jan 18, 2012 02:55 PM

We are staying at the St.Francis Hotel near Union Square tthis weekend. We are going to meet a cousin for lunch on Saturday. Any recommendations within walking distance?

  1. rworange Jan 19, 2012 03:32 PM

    What kind of food do you want? What price? What is walking distance to you?

    There is just such a BIG choice in that area, from the Tenderloin Indian/.Pakistani joints and other cuisines to upscale ladies who lunch places like The Rodunda or Capmton Place or French on Beldon, to old-time Seafood like Sam's to Chinatown, etc, etc etc.

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      scarlet knight Jan 19, 2012 05:07 PM

      Could you describe The Rotunda, French on Beldon and Sam's?

      We would like something nice. New American, French or seafood.

      Thanks for the help. We are coming from the East Coast tomorrow.

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        ML8000 Jan 19, 2012 05:12 PM

        You can walk by all of those places pretty easily and quickly if you're staying in USq. Otherwise, try the search function.

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          GH1618 Jan 19, 2012 05:13 PM

          Union Square is reasonably close to the French district. Choices include Café Claude, La Central, Plouf, Café de la Presse. I like the Catalan restaurant in Belden Place (B44).

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          Robert Lauriston Jan 19, 2012 05:21 PM

          For French, I prefer Cafe Claude to Café Bastille. http://www.cafeclaude.com

          B44's not open for lunch on the weekend.

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          scarlet knight Jan 19, 2012 08:17 PM

          We booked B44 for a dinner and Cafe Claude for a lunch. Thanks for the help!

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            Bruce in SLO Jan 20, 2012 06:16 AM

            Le Central is always a delight in my opinion. I has lust for their Onion Soup and the Cassolet.
            Visit their web site.

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