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Saturday night group dinner in Mission - ideas?

OliverB May 30, 2013 03:54 PM

Suggestions for a Saturday night dinner for 5.

We'll be on 24th and Mission for a flamenco performance and would prefer something within 15 min. walking distance or 7 min. bus ride.

Nothing too formal or pricey (~$45/person works) but nothing too casual either. No taquerias or counter places please.

What are the best mid-range restaurants in the Mission that would be fun for a small group? Preferably somewhere where plates could easily be shared amongst the table. Basque style pixtos menu would be fantastic, but anything works.

We used to live in the Mission but always seemed to find ourselves at the same restaurants, so I'm looking for some new suggestions.


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    macdog RE: OliverB May 30, 2013 08:12 PM

    Lolo's or Dosa?

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      macdog RE: OliverB May 30, 2013 08:18 PM

      Also Beretta on 23rd and Valencia is a casual place.

      1. Windy RE: OliverB May 30, 2013 08:48 PM

        What are the places you like and usually go?

        Limon Rotisserie
        Blue Plate
        Beast and the Hare

        maybe St. Vincent, which is tapas, and the portions are big. But not cheap if you're drinking.

        If it's after the performance, I'd go somewhere that takes reservations.

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          sugartoof RE: OliverB May 30, 2013 10:51 PM


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            OliverB RE: OliverB May 31, 2013 10:20 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

            We'd go to Limon, Bar Tartine, Delfina, Foreign Cinema, Beretta, Mission Chinese, Little Star, Flour + Water, the Mexican place with the Mariachi band on Valencia, the Asian fusion place on Valencia near 18th, Commonwealth, El Delfin, etc. These are just some of the middle to higher range sit-down places we'd frequent while living in the neighborhood.

            I'll filter through all the suggestions and pick something out! We'll probably only be able to sit down between 9:45-10pm though, in case that makes a difference.

            Thanks for all the tips!

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              Windy RE: OliverB May 31, 2013 01:25 PM

              That helps, thanks.

              Be aware tomorrow is MAPP so places along 24th will be busier than usual. Not that that's a bad thing. Lots of music and art.

            2. Robert Lauriston RE: OliverB May 31, 2013 10:38 AM

              Right around there I'd go to St. Vincent. Casual but somewhat elegant atmosphere, most dishes easily shareable. Open until 11 Fri.-Sat.

              Tuba would fit the description as well. Turkish meze. Open until 11 Fri.-Sat.

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                absc RE: Robert Lauriston May 31, 2013 06:14 PM

                Happy to second St Vincent.
                Maybe also Namu?

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                tjinsf RE: OliverB Jun 1, 2013 09:13 AM

                Lolinda, fits in your price range, near where you want to be, can fit a party of five. Lots of share plates.

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