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Recs for fun Sibling Night Out?

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Hi Chowhounders,

My brother (Boulder, CO) and I (NYC) will coincidentally be in San Francisco at the same time next week. I'd love some recs for places for dinner.

Here are our specifications:
--Funnish vibe (we're in our 30s, thus the "ish").
--Not a romantic date place
--Moderately priced for SF. I'm paying, but I don't want him to feel weird about too fancy-pants a place.
--Something that has a little bit of a cool factor
--No sushi

I'm staying near the Ferry Building and he'll be staying in the South of Market district. We're open to traveling too.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance--chowhound always steers me right!
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  1. Take a look at Marlowe on Townsend St. You can take the muni to the CalTrain stop and it's just a block away. If it's Friday or Saturday night be sure to go after the Giants games start.

    1. What about the Perry's on Steuart -- it's pretty close by. But haven't been to this branch... or any, since ...

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      1. re: Sarah

        If this is the perry's I'm thinking about, I wouldn't call it coolish.

        I think the best answer to this question is the Eater 38 list.
        http://sf.eater.com/archives/2012/04/...

        BUT NOT
        Swann's
        La Taqueria
        La Torta Gorda
        maybe Outerlands
        Zuni cafe
        (simply because it's out of your spec

        )

        All other places are mid-priced, hip good food. If you'd like a more specific answer, give some more constraints....

      2. In SOMA, Bar Agricole is excellent but could be on the upper end of your price range if you consume a lot. I say head to the Mission (like LES) because there's something for everyone. I had a great meal at Locanda the other week and they're open late (well 11p-12m is late here). Tons of other choices if Italian is not your fave plus great people watching. It's a $5-10 cab ride.

        1. I'd hang out at the bar at Gitane; great drinks and fabulous food or shared small plates in a really cool atmosphere (and practically walking distance for you).

          1. How about Limon in the Mission. It's Peruvian. A favorite among the cool and wish-they-were-cool Mission denizens; it's brassy, lively, and "funnish" (even plain fun), good ceviche, sangria, etc.

            http://www.limonsf.com/limonsf/valencia/