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Lexington Grill in the Tenderloin?

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chocolatetartguy Aug 16, 2012 01:00 PM

Anyone know anything about the place in SF Tloin? Anyone been there? It supposedly has a cool sign. I couldn't google anything on it.

  1. Melanie Wong Aug 18, 2012 07:15 PM

    Not ringing any bells. Also, no record of a food biz with that name in SF's restaurant inspection database. When I first saw your post, I wondered if you might have meant Lafayette Coffee Shop though its sign is not so exceptional.
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      chocolatetartguy Aug 20, 2012 02:05 PM

      My friend had the name wrong. It was Lafayette Coffee shop. They went there for dinner Saturday. Dr. Kayo said my leftovers from Shalimar were far better. I think the nicest thing he said about the place was that it was a greasy spoon.

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        ML8000 Aug 20, 2012 02:22 PM

        That's been there forever and I never heard anything special about it or anything in particular to order. Watch for a hipster to buy it and convert it into something foodie-ish.

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          wolfe Aug 21, 2012 12:33 PM

          Heck, at least you got the city right.

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            chocolatetartguy Aug 21, 2012 01:09 PM

            As Monsieur Rick said about the waters in Casablanca, "I was misinformed."

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        kairo Aug 21, 2012 01:23 AM

        I went there a couple months ago because I was craving Chicken Fried Steak. 2 observations: The couple who ran the place new 90% of the clientele by name and order (mostly old men). The chicken fried steak was home made. They took a piece of meat, pounded it and breaded it... as opposed to a frozen pre-made deal. This made for a tougher less "ground" consistency. No need to go back. If I was an older bachelor living in an SRO in the neighborhood I would eat there.

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          chocolatetartguy Aug 21, 2012 12:19 PM

          I had an OK chicken fried steak at Merritt Coffee Shop in Oakland. It might scratch that itch. It's not that expensive if you have it as a breakfast, rather than a dinner. I had it with a couple of eggs, grits and a bready biscuit.

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