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Boomshockalocka
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?

Park Tavern


DonChowder
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
If you're in Bodega I hope that you've gone to the Spud Point Marina for a cup of clam chowder and a dungeness sandwich. Well worth the expense.

You'll have to look and see if they've got tickets available but Teatro Zinzanni is awesome. Dinner mystery theater where the audience gets voluteered for parts in the event. Really cool.


HebertFest08
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
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Slanted Door is incredible but, reading between the lines, probably outside OP's price zone.


No price zone
Just want something local... That being the main thing.
Getting some good ideas, will definitely look at getting a drink at that bar... Flight out isn't until 11.


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coolpapaboze
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
Perbacco is awesome. Other Italian options: Acquerello if you want something romantic, its' in an old chapel, A16 if you want a younger scene, Incanto is also great, but Cosentino is a big offal guy, so be prepared for that.

I agree that Slanted door is a bit overrated. It can be hit or miss. But the location is great, with nice views of the bay bridge.


Zach
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
If you go to China Town you'll find a few Asian places that are really good.


PBeard
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
The House - LINK

House of Prime Rib - Image: http://houseofprimerib.net/mobile/images/mh1.jpg


R&G Lounge- LINK for salt and pepper crab Image: http://farm1.staticflickr.com/182/481503992_f9a0d6da06_z.jpg


Gary Danko if you've got the coin


LSU-MNCBABY
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
RG lounge crab (a bourdain pick) is really good, can't remember the name of the other great place we went unfortunately.

For lunch the ferry building has some solid little shops in it with cured meats, cheese and wine if u want to do something casual


fleaux
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
House of Prime Rib is amazing


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JR Hamilsbach
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
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A16


Found it to be pretentious, expensive, and served small portions. I'd suggest Foreign Cinema over A16. I second House of Prime Rib, ambience better elsewhere if you're looking for fun, but it serves delicious Prime Rib that's for sure. For lunch, might want to check out Swan's Oyster Depot on Polk. I've never been, but have heard good things and the line is out the door on the weekends. Mama's in North Beach is a good brunch spot too, but you have to get there early because of the wait. I'll reiterate though, Ad Hoc is the best place of all IMO and if you're in Napa, I strongly suggest you dine there.


JR Hamilsbach
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
The House is good too, but I'd check out Slanted Door and Burma Superstar before I went there for Asian Fusion, but if you do go to House, get the sea bass.


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HebertFest08
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
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If you're in Bodega I hope that you've gone to the Spud Point Marina for a cup of clam chowder

Yeh... Will definitely hit this place up. I'm staying at the bodega bay lodge and they recommended it as well as a great rating on trip advisor


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coolpapaboze
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
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Found it to be pretentious,
Pretentious? It's a neighborhood restaurant serving Calabrian cuisine, there's nothing pretentious about it. The most expensive item on the menu is a ribeye for $30, it's not expensive, especially for SF.

ETA: having said all that, if you want a restaurant in that group, SPQR in the Fillmore is very good. I had the pasta tasting menu there last year and it was among, if not the best meal(s) I had in '12. It's a tiny space though.
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DEANintheYAY
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
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If you go to China Town you'll find a few Asian places that are really good.


astute observation...

Search for a guide I posted in various threads or hit me up at

<<<at livedot com

House is legit for a mid range eatery.

Z&Y in Chinatown'

Ferry building on Thursday or Saturday until 2.

Hit up Rohan2Reed for fancy recs.

Food trucks are a must, just google Off the Grid

Nopa and Nopalito are great.

Mission Chinese Food

Mission Pie

Much to eat in this city.


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DEANintheYAY
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
Slanted Door is a bit overrated but the food is still solid. Its not my go to place. I prefer cheap Vietnamese near old man park in Chinatown. 10 mins from my work.


HebertFest08
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
Dean, did you see where i was staying?


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LSU0358
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
For drinks I'd highly recommend Tunnel Top bar. They muddle fresh fruit for all of there mojito's.

For Chinese food in the burger joint price range try Brandy Hos.

For Italian try the stinking rose



DEANintheYAY
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
Union Square is easy for all areas. Good choice.


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For drinks I'd highly recommend Tunnel Top bar. They muddle fresh fruit for all of there mojito's.

For Chinese food in the burger joint price range try Brandy Hos.

For Italian try the stinking rose



Tunnel Top is OK. Not sure I would go there if I was in SF for only 1 day. And fresh fruits is common in SF

Brandy Hos is fair but Z&Y or Chili House or Great Eastern are better Chinese spots for a decent price. Golden Star is an excellent choice.

I'm not a big Stinking Rose fan but it has a good reputation.


JR Hamilsbach
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
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Pretentious? It's a neighborhood restaurant serving Calabrian cuisine, there's nothing pretentious about it. The most expensive item on the menu is a ribeye for $30, it's not expensive, especially for SF.

ETA: having said all that, if you want a restaurant in that group, SPQR in the Fillmore is very good. I had the pasta tasting menu there last year and it was among, if not the best meal(s) I had in '12. It's a tiny space though.


I think you're right and I confused A16 with SPQR. I'm all for fine dining, but we managed to rack up a $200 bill on the numerous small plates we ordered and it still wasn't lots of food and was good, but not amazing. A lot more bang for your buck can be found elsewhere imo.


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LSU0358
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
I love garlic so stinking rose hits the spot.


HebertFest08
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re: planning my honeymoon.... any must eats in San Fran?
So is Top of the Mark a good place to hit for a drink? The lady likes a good beer so if sometime through the day we could hit up a beer joint for some local brew that would be great... i've looked for some places, but man its too much to choose from.


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