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Jun 6, 2014 03:29 PM

Post-wedding Saturday lunch in SF

My old friend is coming to town to get married at the end of June. I'm looking for a nice SF restaurant to take them to for after the event. Noonish on a Saturday (they're going up to wine country in the late afternoon, so please no recommendations for dinner). They'd like views, I'd like good seafood/fresh veggies. Can be pricey or funky. What do my fellow hounds think about Waterbar or La Mar Cebicheria? How about the Cliff House for the funk factor? I really like taking people to Top of the Mark for cocktails, but they're not open then for lunch. Thanks!!

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  1. Water Bar seems to make sense, although the food is so-so and sorta pricey.

    Otherwise Zuni.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        A vegetarian place may not be the best option for someone looking for seafood.

      2. The food at Waterbar and La Mar Cebicheria is better than the food at the Cliff House and certainly if you are looking for seafood. The Cliff House the history but there isn't much charm or funk in the current dining spaces.

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        1. re: tjinsf

          Along the same lines Coqueta or Slanted Door may make sense.

        2. Thanks! I'm leaning toward La Mar or Coqueta, although another twist is that they're staying in Union Sq and would like to walk. What do folks think about Cafe Claude?

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          1. re: SFMissingNYGal

            Cafe Claude is a classic, they have a mix of seafood and other things on on the menu, french bistro dishes with a California influence. Moderate price. Very nice room and good service but no views. I have always enjoyed my meals and the experience there.

            1. re: SFMissingNYGal

              In decent shoes, La Mar isn't a particularly long walk and they might enjoy the walk. That would be my first choice, given your OP.

              1. re: SFMissingNYGal

                Never mind, the places I was thinking of aren't open for lunch.

              2. Yes - lots of places open for Sunday brunch or lunch, but not my favorites on Saturdays. Thanks for the useful feedback about Cafe Claude - I've been reading about it on here, but don't usually go to that neighborhood. I agree about the walk to La Mar, but not sure what wedding shoes will permit.

                Thanks all - I've thrown the decision back to the brides.