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Going over to the city for lunch need recommendations.. any kind of food - just want to try new interesting or old interesting

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Barblarry Mar 22, 2013 12:41 PM

Please give me your top 5 restaurants for lunch in SF - like all kinds of food
and have been to so many restaurants -- just need a fresh opinion of a real foodie :) thanks

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    calumin Mar 25, 2013 01:46 PM

    If you are north of Market, Chez Fayala is really good both in terms of their buffet and their sandwiches (esp. salmon sandwich). I only do takeout there because it gets kind of noisy inside.

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      mlutsky Mar 24, 2013 09:23 PM

      In the rotation these days is Marlowe, Farina Pizza, Pals Take Away, Locals Corner and just discovered Darwin.

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        Melanie Wong Mar 24, 2013 10:12 PM

        Could you please tell us more about what you're liking at Farina Pizza?

        And here's some recent info on Darwin,
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/726953

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          mlutsky Mar 25, 2013 10:44 PM

          I had the rabbit ragu last time I was at Farina Pizza. I recommend it. Added appeal of the location is Craftsman & Wolves or Dandelion Chocolate a few doors down.

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        chocolatetartguy Mar 22, 2013 01:17 PM

        I was in the City last Saturday and ended up eating lunch at the Roli-Roti truck at the Ferry Plaza Market. They are now making much more porchetta so they don't run out (at least by 1:30). Lots of other options. Thought about having crab cakes at the Hayes St. B&G stand.

        Up California, Tadich is nice for lunch and if you're sentimental for a workday financial district rice plate, B&M Mei Sing will fill that bill.

        1. Robert Lauriston Mar 22, 2013 12:59 PM

          Galette 88 (partly because it's not open for dinner)

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