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Since we’re having a lot of family come out in June for the wedding I’m putting together a list of places and restaurants for our visitors. I already have the sights and some SF restaurants down but I wanted to see what two cents you Bay Area brides might have to add. I’ve tried to include a range- Park Chow, Elite Cafe, Slanted Door, Bourbon and Branch. Any places that you’d add- can either be more well-known restaurants or hole in the walls.
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Here are a few of my favorite SF eats:
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Nopa, Zuni Cafe, San Tung
And you can pull from the Chronicle’s top 100 and bargain bites!
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The House, Gary Danko, Bobo’s Steak House, Firefly, Cosmopolitan Cafe, Roy’s, Mangarosa, Foreign Cinema
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My favorite fancy restaurants include Delfina & Range in the Mission District. Many have already posted other fancy options. But my actual favorites are hole in the wall type of places.
See Bargain Bites for more detail. I personally want to try Brenda’s Soul Food so bad but haven’t gotten around to it. I also heard the wait is >1 hr long.
I also love asian ethnic foods:
Saigon Sandwiches , great noodle place, many king of thai noodle places on Yelp, finally, who wouldn’t want to try a BYOB Indian place in the sketchy tenderloin? (makes me feel real local).
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Bargain Bites is a great idea! Love NOPA and Foreign Cinema… still want to try Saigon Sandwiches. Pizzeria Delfina opened up a few months ago in our neighborhood at Calif/Fillmore- delicious. Rumor has it that Out the Door is opening up on Bush and FIllmore. Crossing my fingers… keep the restaurants coming if anyone has anymore.
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On Chestnut street there is Mamacita and A-16. Those are great places as well. Thanks for the info about an Out the Door in my hood! I love Delphina Pizzeria!
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On the smalelr/less well known front:
I love Chez Maman (on Union at Steiner). It really feels like you’re in a french bistro, and the owner is always friendly and has great recommendations. It’s kind of fun to eat at the barstools by the kitchen b/c you can see food being made. Lovely french food at bistro prices, you can’t beat that!
I’ve heard great things about Borobudor (Indonesian). We have reservations for tonight so I’ll repost a review.
Lolo inthe Mission (spanish/mediterranean fusion small plates)…it’s excellent!
For upscale I still really like One Market (definitely worthy of its Michelin star in my opinion and not too pricey considering, but I know it gets mixed reviews for its class of restaurants).
I hear great things about Millenium, but haven’t been eyt.
For light snacks, great cocktails, and an incredible view, I can’t recommend the View Lounge on top of the Marriott enough. Waaaaaay better than the "Top of the Mark". I always take visitors there and they love it.
There’s also incredible views from McCormick and Kuleto’s (owned by McCormich and Schmicks) in Ghiradelli Square. It’s a chain, but I think M&S is always predicatably good…and good for tourists.
Oh, and the Tonga Room is great for kitschy (albeit somewhat overpriced) laughs.
I assume your guests probably won’t venture out of the city, but if you think they might I can recomend some South Bay and East Bay choices.
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-Cha Cha Cha on Haight St or Mission (SF)….yummy sangria!
-Gialina’s Pizzeria on Glen Park (SF) ….hazelnut/chocolate pizza anyone?
-Farmerbrown on Market? (SF) …southern comfort food…love the friedchicken and peacan pie!
-Tartine Bakery (SF)…almond and chocolate croissants!
-Mama’s (North Beach – SF ) & Dottie’s True Blue Cafe (jones st – sf) – breakfast/brunch…come late or early. usually with a long line especially on the weekends. they don’t take reservations
-Lychee/Lichee Garden for dim sum (chinatown -sf) really good and cheap! mandarin/cantonese intepreter needed or just point to the ones you want =D, a local spot in chinatown.
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- Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm
Townhall http://www.townhallsf.com is one of my favorites, in SOMA, lots of chatter, great drinks, even greater food, and also in Cole Valley – EOS http://www.eossf.com – wine flights, asian inspired tapas, you have to get the shitake mushroom dumplings.
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GREAT… keep ’em coming! They’ll be staying in the San Jose area and SF. Love Farmer Brown and I’ve always been meaning to try Town Hall. How about favorite lounges/bars? I love the idea of sending them to the Tonga Room. We’ll be on our honeymoon and they’ll be staying at our place.
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lounges/bars? hmmm…. i agree with Tonga Room, oh and check out their happy hour, it’s a deal! check out Medjool it’s in the Mission…Bambuddha Lounge, Poleng Lounge, Bubble Lounge, The Milk Bar on Haight.
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I’ve been to Millenium. It’s great!
Try Zadin and get the crispy Pad Thai noodles. They’re to die for!