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I'm meeting some friends for lunch on Monday. I haven't eaten in that area in a while--last time was a couple of months ago and thought Slanted Door was very overpriced for what it was. Any other suggestions? Doesn't have to be fancy, just enjoyable and walkable from Embarcadero BART.

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  1. Barbacco, Wexler's

    1. hog island is nice

      1. Perbacco.

        1. Tadich's grill

          1. Anyone been to Coqueta yet? http://www.coquetasf.com/ In the beautiful location where Lafitte was. Good review in SF Weekly.

            For less expensive: Osha in the Embarcadero is a nice space for catching up. There's a Plant Cafe in Pier 3.

            Or, if you want to spend more and get drinks and ceviche, La Mar is awfully nice outside on a sunny day.

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            1. re: Windy

              Just got back from lunch. Well worth the trip. Its good food, a good atmosphere and not unreasonably priced for SF.

              Service is still a bit spotty. Just don't let your server forget about you at the end of the meal. Otherwise, very attentive and well-informed. Already made a reservation to go back for dinner!

              1. re: tcheware

                Thanks!

              2. re: Windy

                I've been to Coqueta for dinner, but only once. Had a very good experience. Seems like a very competently run opening by a celebrity chef just like Wayfare Tavern was a few years ago, except that I think I like the food at Coqueta much better.

                1. re: nocharge

                  That's great to hear. I'll add it to my list next time I'm downtown.

                  1. re: Windy

                    Will certainly go back there. If I were to have one negative comment, it would have be to about the space. We were seated in the lounge outside and the original area where we were seated would have been very awkward for the dinner that we ordered. They transferred us to an area that worked much better. But then, the concept is a small plates, tapas place and the way the place is laid out way well be a very good fit for that restaurant concept. Just to let everyone know since I think the best way not to be disappointed by a restaurant is to have the right expectations before going there.