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Jun 2, 2012 02:37 PM

narrowing down meal choices

what do you think of these restaurants? Only have 2 days.
Lunch Nob Hill Cafe ---Friday

Breakfast Mama's or HRD Cafe Shop---- Saturday Morning

Lunch Slanted door in ferry blg. (is there more than one?) ---Saturday

Dinner choices for Friday night only in 1 night for dinner.

25 Lusk, Marlowe, Townhall or Zarzuela


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  1. There's only one Slanted Door, the same chef owns four other places.

    1. What do you like in a breakfast? If you want more of a regular sit-down breakfast with omelets and such, Mama's is more for you, whereas if you are feeling adventurous and would rather try a slightly greasy but very tasty kimchi burrito in a dumpier atmosphere, HRD is for you.

      1. I had lunch at The Slanted Door last weekend and really enjoyed it. The BBQ pork spareribs and the chicken claypot were my favorites.

        1. I think breakfast at Mama's and Lunch at Slanted Door is a bad idea for a Saturday. If you're going to go to the Ferry Building on Saturday then you should go for the farmer's market (see multiple threads about what to eat there). If you go with plans to for lunch at Slanted Door, then you'll not get the best of either. If you insist on a traditional sit-down breakfast then you should get to Mama's EARLY (or spend a lot of your scarce time standing in line) before heading off to the farmer's market. But I really wouldn't bother. The Saturday morning farmers market is the biggest "can't miss" foodie destination in San Francisco.

          If you want to eat at Slanted Door, I'd suggest lunch on Friday (rather than the fine but nothing special Nob Hill Cafe).

          Only one dinner in San Francisco ... Townhall and Zarzuela aren't particularly "San Francisco" -- of those four, I'd go with 25 Lusk.

          1. Honestly, all are solid spots. You can't go wrong with any of them.