Friday night after flight meal
I'm new to posting here. Four of us are arriving from Toronto on Friday night and are looking for a place for dinner. The only issue is that we won't be able to make any reservations before 10 pm. We enjoy great food and would appreciate any suggestions you may have.
Lers Ros is open until midnight, probably won't need a reservation at that time. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/592489
Zuni Cafe, Bar Bambino, Cotogna, midnight
Comstock, Nopa, 1am
Yuet Lee, 3am
re: Robert Lauriston
This is a good thread as we also arrive at 22:00, and after 12 hours on a plane will need to decompress with some food and drinks (our bodies will also think it is 14:00 so we won't be too tired). If we head to Zuni or Nopas do you think we need to book for a really late table....?
That late, reservations shouldn't be needed if it's a restaurant with a bar + tables. The bar may be crowded, but I haven't been to a restaurant where the tables were crowded at that time.
I would call before heading out (if possible) just to make sure the kitchen didn't close early, that there is room, but that's really out of an abundance of caution and shouldn't be necessary.
I believe Absinthe in Hayes Valley serves food until midnight, drinks until 2a, on Fridays. Ryoko serves excellent sushi until 1a in a basement den near Union Square; sit at sushi bar if you can.
Cotogna is a good option. It's an easy walk, an even simpler cab ride. Maybe cab out and walk back once you get the lay of the land. The food there is very good, drinks are outstanding, prices moderate and the vibe is both casual and sophisticated if that makes any sense. I like eating at the copper-topped bar but tables are available.