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luciemom Apr 26, 2013 04:48 PM

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.

  1. Windy Apr 27, 2013 07:49 PM

    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
      tcheware Apr 28, 2013 04:08 PM

      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
        Windy Apr 28, 2013 06:18 PM


      2. re: Windy
        nocharge Apr 28, 2013 04:26 PM

        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
          Windy Apr 28, 2013 06:18 PM

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

          1. re: Windy
            nocharge Apr 28, 2013 09:14 PM

            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.

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        tstrum Apr 27, 2013 04:53 PM

        Tadich's grill

        1. CarrieWas218 Apr 27, 2013 03:26 PM


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            hungree Apr 27, 2013 10:43 AM

            hog island is nice

            1. Robert Lauriston Apr 27, 2013 10:38 AM

              Barbacco, Wexler's

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