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Seafood For One; State Bird Provisions [San Francisco]

lawyerbriefs Jul 17, 2013 05:15 PM

I'll be in San Francisco for a Thursday-Sunday trip. Looking for a seafood dinner. I was jazzed by the Block + Tackle menu in Portland, and by what I saw of Connie & Ted's in LA. Any recommendations for San Francisco, along those lines.

Separately, the weekend I am in town is the last weekend before State Bird Provisions closes. Worth a visit? Do I have any likelihood that I'll get in? What if I have someone with you? Any suggestions.

  1. Scott M Jul 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    For seafood you can check out the menu for Bar Crudo.

    With regards to State Bird Provisions, I am in the camp who believes it is overhyped, esp. considering how difficult it is to get in. I would recommend you check out AQ, Rich Table, Frances, Commonwealth.

    1. lawyerbriefs Jul 17, 2013 08:01 PM

      Thanks for clarifying. Sorry for any false alarms.

      1. grayelf Jul 17, 2013 06:29 PM

        So casual readers don't have a heart attack: State Bird is closing for several weeks for renos as it takes over the old Hapa Ramen space http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/06/13/state-bird-provisions-to-expand-its-dining-room/

        Here's Block and Tackle's menu in case any locals can suggest similar in the Bay Area: http://blockandtacklepdx.com/menu/

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          amydeastbay Jul 17, 2013 08:08 PM

          Based on th Block and Tackle menu, i'd say Local's Corner in the Mission would be most like it in SF and satisfy your search for a seafood dinner. I've only been once, but I liked the food, room, and service. Tight space but charming and tasty.

          1. re: grayelf
            grayelf Jul 18, 2013 01:56 PM

            I don't know if the style will appeal but maybe take a look at Skool's menu. We really enjoyed everything we had there in May. The uni flan is particularly worthy.

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