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Please, not Cheesecake Factory or Burger Bar! [San Francisco, Union Square]

walkoffdinner Dec 11, 2013 12:47 PM

Those have been suggested following an outing to Union Square! There are 3 ladies this Saturday--budget is 2-3$ signs. Very wine knowledgable but budget- conscious. I am trying to steer to a great not too adventurous place --remember Chron's 3* 2$?-- and am open to cab-distance venues!!

  1. c oliver Dec 11, 2013 04:59 PM

    I've liked Kuleto's on Powell for over 20 years. It never seems to get a lot of CH-love but I've always been very pleased.

    http://www.kuletos.com/

    ETA: I second Ruth's recs for Cafe Claude and Belden Alley.

    1. wolfe Dec 11, 2013 02:53 PM

      Scala's Bistro?
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911200#8228949
      http://www.scalasbistro.com/menus-kit...

      1. pamf Dec 11, 2013 02:45 PM

        Cafe Claude or any of the restaurants on Belden Alley. Both are a short walk from Union Square.

        1. jupiter Dec 11, 2013 02:30 PM

          um... what exactly is your budget?

          If you are willing to cab it and can get a reservation, i would recommend Boulette's Larder in the ferry building.
          or even Delfina Pizzeria in the mission (but they dont' take reservations)
          Or even L'osteria Del Forno or House in north beach.

          The weather on Saturday should be nice and i am selfishly thinking of nice quietish places i would enjoy lunching with my girlfreinds and having a nice glass of wine followed up by a neighborhood stroll... so that is what is fueling the majority of my recommendations.
          Have fun!

          1. Robert Lauriston Dec 11, 2013 01:10 PM

            Some moderately priced places with great wine lists:

            Aquitaine
            http://www.aquitainesf.com

            B44
            http://www.b44sf.com

            Barbacco
            http://www.barbaccosf.com

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