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Sunday lunch in or near Asian Art Museum [San Francisco]

grassvalleygirl Apr 30, 2013 08:58 PM

Going to the Terracotta Warrior show on May 20. First time to AAM. How's the food at whatever cafe is inside the museum? Or would something nearby be better? Prob a mid afternoon time. We're open to any type
of food. Cathy

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    mdg RE: grassvalleygirl Apr 30, 2013 10:12 PM

    We went to Bodega Bistro for lunch when visiting the Terracotta Warriors and were very happy with that choice. A Chowhound favorite in that neighborhood for very good reason.


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      kc72 RE: mdg May 1, 2013 11:46 AM

      How far away is that? Few blocks? Does the museum do in/outs?

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        Windy RE: kc72 May 1, 2013 11:54 AM

        It's three or floor easy blocks. A wonderful choice.

        The cafe in the restaurant is best for tea and snacks rather than real meals.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: kc72 May 1, 2013 11:56 AM

          Bodega Bistro's four shortish blocks. Lers Ros is even closer.

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        TenderNob RE: grassvalleygirl May 1, 2013 11:34 AM

        The museum cafe is pretty good. Pricey, like most internal cafes. They use a steam table, but the supplies are refreshed quite often. Limited selection, mostly Asian influenced.

        1. Glencora RE: grassvalleygirl May 1, 2013 12:26 PM

          Soluna is very close. I've enjoyed lunch there a couple of times.

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            vulber RE: grassvalleygirl May 1, 2013 01:38 PM

            i usually just end up at saigon sandwich (or sing sing, depending on your preference). tastes great and hard to beat the price.

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              sundeck sue RE: vulber May 1, 2013 01:46 PM

              I was also going to suggest Saigon Sandwich--but was trying to picture where you could have a pleasant "picnic"--on the steps of the museum or wall around it, if I'm visualizing right?

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                vulber RE: sundeck sue May 1, 2013 02:13 PM

                take it to the park outside of the museum, by city hall

            2. CarrieWas218 RE: grassvalleygirl May 1, 2013 08:24 PM

              I'd walk up to Hayes Valley for Absinthe's Sunday brunch...

              1. Cynsa RE: grassvalleygirl Aug 4, 2013 12:07 PM

                go to Elmira Rosticceria

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