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Marina area dining as well as the city [San Francisco]

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My son will be moving to San Francisco shortly. His apartment is in the Marina District. Any shopping/markets or dining not to be missed in that area or in the city? We will be visiting this summer.

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  1. Just to clarify, the Marina District IS in the city. Or are you talking perhaps Marin?

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    1. re: c oliver

      No, he is moving to Bay Street and Laguna. I was looking at the map and I thought it said Marina District, like Russian Hill etc., Sorry.

      1. re: Hilary

        Oh, that is the Marina District. And it's also in the City.

        Rather than try to give specific recs, here's a link that you can peruse. Also remember that SF is a relatively small city, geographically, so many things are reachable by walking and public transpo. Parking overall is usually difficult so driving isn't usually recommended. You're sure to have a good time.

        http://www.chow.com/search?query=mari...

        1. re: Hilary

          Swinging singles apartments just behind the Safeway where I met my wife 40 years ago. I know the restaurants have changed. E'angelo was something else back then. Is it still good?
          Buena Vista and Irish Coffee is walking distance to the East.

          1. re: wolfe

            Did you really?!?!?! I was of the generation that was supposedly picking up dates at that Safeway but it was too much hassle to get there :) But it WAS a nice store which one would expect in that nabe. Did you see that La Barca closed?

      2. This recent thread offers a number of suggestions for dining in the Marina area (along or off of Chestnut Street) and nearby Union Street.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/886451

        It would also be worth your while to go to the upper right-hand corner of this page and use the search function for Marina, Chestnut Street and Cow Hollow. You will find dozens and dozens of helpful suggestions already here to review.

        Here is another past thread that should be helpful:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/805124