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Afternoon glass of wine near Mission Dolores? [San Francisco]

carolineinthecity Jan 30, 2013 08:55 AM

Need to find a nice, glass-of-wine-while-we-talk-business restaurant near Mission Dolores around 4 pm. A place where 4 of us can hear each other. Some places we thought of do not open until 5 pm. TIA!

  1. bbulkow Jan 31, 2013 01:14 PM

    Dolores Park Cafe
    Correct hood, nice overlook the park, sunny, has wine and better beer, nosh, open all afternoon, what else do you want???

    Limon is all afternoon, Picaro, Osha Thai, The Liberties

    (Y*lp has a "search open at X time in this geo box" feature)

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    1. re: bbulkow
      carolineinthecity Jan 31, 2013 06:01 PM

      Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions! I found out Starbelly is open all day with "snacks" served 4-5PM, so will give that a try. Will keep the others in mind for future.

    2. grayelf Jan 30, 2013 11:49 PM

      The OP says she needs a "talk business" place, and I'm thinking Mission Cheese is too loud/crowded for that based on the two visits we had at that time of day a trip ago. There were only two of us both times and we had to wait for seats, plus the music was blaring to the point where conversation was difficult. Too bad as otherwise it fits the bill nicely.

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      1. re: grayelf
        absc Jan 31, 2013 07:02 AM

        Perhaps the outdoor seating is quieter?

        1. re: grayelf
          BAnders Jan 31, 2013 09:01 AM

          That's too bad. When I last was there the noise level was moderate and I had no trouble conversing, so that's why it came to mind. I was there a bit earlier, around 3, so perhaps that's a factor?

        2. pane Jan 30, 2013 10:06 AM

          At that time of day, it's often easy (or at least easier) to snag an outside table at Tartine. Non-weekend afternoons were pretty much the only time I'd go when I lived a couple blocks away and couldn't bear the morning lines.

          They sell wine by the glass and you could get a little plate of cookies or some baked good if you liked.

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            BAnders Jan 30, 2013 09:42 AM

            Mission Cheese

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            1. re: BAnders
              CarrieWas218 Jan 30, 2013 10:05 AM

              Mission Chinese is not exactly known for the wine list...

              1. re: CarrieWas218
                BAnders Jan 30, 2013 10:52 AM

                But Mission *Cheese* on Valencia has quite a nice list and is quiet :-)

                1. re: BAnders
                  CarrieWas218 Jan 30, 2013 01:57 PM

                  Thanks for the correction - I read that WAY too fast!

            2. Robert Lauriston Jan 30, 2013 09:13 AM

              Zuni Cafe, Pizzeria Delfina, Namu Gaji

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              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                CarrieWas218 Jan 30, 2013 09:44 AM

                Delfina and Namu Gaji do not open until 5:00 p.m.

                Zuni Cafe is not quite walkable, if that was their intention, but certainly drivable.

                But if you are going to drive, there are a ton of other places that are possible...

                1. re: CarrieWas218
                  Robert Lauriston Jan 30, 2013 10:52 AM

                  Pizzeria Delfina is open all day.

                  I guess Namu Gaji now closes between 4 and 5. The happy hour used to start at 4.

                  Mission Cheese is open all afternoon except on Mondays. http://missioncheese.net

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                    pane Jan 30, 2013 11:02 AM

                    Pizzeria Delfina also tends to be busy all day, though I'm sure there are some expections. Even at 4 p.m., there's often a wait list for late lunch (or pre-dinner?), which would preclude a table being used only for drinking.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston
                      wally Jan 30, 2013 01:02 PM

                      I always see people with glasses of wine at Mission Cheese when I walk by at the awkward hours.

                2. CarrieWas218 Jan 30, 2013 09:09 AM


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