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Best low-key date restaurants in San Francisco?

Chiwee Jul 18, 2013 06:55 PM

Looking for a fairly casual, but still nice, easy to hear each other talk date restaurant with really good food in San Francisco. Any ideas?

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  1. CarrieWas218 RE: Chiwee Jul 18, 2013 11:01 PM

    Alamo Square Seafood.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: Chiwee Jul 19, 2013 08:44 AM

      Bodega Bistro, Maykadeh, Helmand Palace, Angkor Borei

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        SarahS RE: Chiwee Jul 21, 2013 01:02 PM

        Slow Club

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          Prabhakar Ragde RE: Chiwee Jul 21, 2013 04:30 PM

          Blue Plate?

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            psb RE: Prabhakar Ragde Jul 22, 2013 12:03 AM

            >Blue Plate?
            oh, good choice. esp if nice day and cant sit in the back yard. i havent sat inside ... but it appeared a bit cramped.

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              Prabhakar Ragde RE: psb Jul 22, 2013 08:44 AM

              I sat inside, but at a table for six. It is not a large room and the 2-tops might be close together. It just struck me as the kind of place I might bring someone I was getting to know.

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                absc RE: Prabhakar Ragde Jul 22, 2013 08:46 AM

                Having had a first date at Blue Plate, I'd agree. Nice low-key atmosphere with very good food and a fun wine list.

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                psb RE: psb Jul 23, 2013 06:41 PM

                And I recommend:

                Blue Plate
                grilled hearts of romaine smoked bacon, avocado, cherry tomato, balsamic, grana $10

                [BP was the second/dinner stop on a memorable although logistically complex date which started with drinks at Sea Salt/Berkeley and continued with drinks downtown].

                I havent been to the "new" Helmand but thought he old place was pretty solid (well, untill the mountain fell on it). although while some privacy is nice, a couple of times the HP dining room felt a little desolate ... maybe one or two other parties there.

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              uclagee RE: Chiwee Jul 24, 2013 01:04 AM

              I like Le Charm's prix fixe.

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