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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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    uclagee Jul 24, 2013 01:04 AM

    I like Le Charm's prix fixe.

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      Prabhakar Ragde Jul 21, 2013 04:30 PM

      Blue Plate?

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        psb Jul 22, 2013 12:03 AM

        >Blue Plate?
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        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 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 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 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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          SarahS Jul 21, 2013 01:02 PM

          Slow Club
          Piccino

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

            Bodega Bistro, Maykadeh, Helmand Palace, Angkor Borei

            1. CarrieWas218 Jul 18, 2013 11:01 PM

              Alamo Square Seafood.

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