AQ or Rich Table. Also safe to walk to AQ at night? [San Francisco]
so i'll be visiting SF this december for holidays. Just looking for opinions on AQ or Rich Table. Rich Table is a bit of a trek from my hotel, and AQ is fairly close by.
Also, i notice AQ is on mission st. Is it safe to walk to AQ at night? I'll be staying near union square.
I think the question is safe vs. comfortable. It is not a nice, comfortable walk. You are on major traffick-y streets, a lot of the homeless congregate in that area etc.
Will you actually get assaulted? Probably not, overall crime rates are low, and that's not an area where random shootings occur, but I wouldn't feel comfortable walking there from Union Square alone.
I appreciate what AQ does (mildly experimental/molecular Californian cuisine), but it didn't fully "work" for me. My understanding is Rich Table is less technique experimental.
I am a big fan of Rich Table, and from Union Square you can pick up any of the underground Muni lines at Powell, get off at Van Ness, and have a brief walk to the restaurant.
Are you walking alone? Are you male/female?
If I were alone (female) or two females, it wouldn't be the most pleasant of walks with uncomfortable catcalls from homeless people and other randoms down there.
If you do decide to walk, go up Market until 7th, then down 7th. Don't go down Mission around 6th.
Saturday night (2 am so was actually Sunday) 2 females were sitting in a car in a parking lot at 6th & Jessie. Another car backed up and hit the front of their car and the bumper fell off.
Words were exchanged and the "bad guys" shot the 2 women, one is dead and the other is in critical condition. Bad guys took off, no arrests.
Even in the best areas of SF there are a lot of smart phone thefts, I heard that one woman got her jaw broken when they grabbed her phone.