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Eating out.

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Eating out.

Any advice on places to eat [lunch -Evening].We are staying at the

Comfort Inn by the Bay on Van Ness Avenue.

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1. Re: Eating out.

For a quick lunch the dingy-looking sub shop across the st. is actually quite good. Caffe Como on Van Ness and Greenwich is a new Italian place and pretty good (no beer and wine license yet but you can bring drinks in with no corkage fee). Also across the st. is Bobo's for dinner - expensive, but one of SF's best steak houses. Several sushi restaurants a short walk down Lombard (Atami, Zushi Puzzle),and Wasabi and Ginger a few blocks south (away from the bay) on Van Ness. Also a fondu place a few blocks south.

Walk over to Polk St. and you have a German beer house, pub food at the Rex Cafe, Mexican at Nick's cripsy tacos, as well as several chinese, vietnamese and thai restaurants.

Chestnut st. past Fillmore has many restaurants, as does Union st. past Gough.

You are a 15-min walk to North Beach/Chinatown, with multitudinous Italian and chinese eateries...

If you are more specific about your preferences I can give you more detailed advice. Have fun!

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2. Re: Eating out.

As tdubb says there are tons of places along Chestnut and Union. These are all a few blocks west of your location but it's flat and a pleasant walk.

Here's a list of just a few of the more reasonably priced spots.

Chestnut

The Grove, Squat & Gobble, Blue Barn, Pluto's, Asqew Grill, Judy's, delaRossa, Tacolicious, A16, Mamacita, Ristobar, Izzy's (steaks)

Union

Capanina's, Betelnut, des Amies, Rosa's Cafe

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3. Re: Eating out.

Let me give you a clue about finding nice places to eat in unfamiliar locations: Take a walk, see places that are crowded. These are good places to eat. Stay away from uncrowded places. Chuck...

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8. Re: Eating out.

Van Ness is a really busy thoroughfare and I wouldn't recommend any places to eat directly on that street, but you can

1) walk one block up to Polk Street where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Leopold's is a German restaurant with good food at very reasonable prices-- though beware that it's really loud in there. There's also La Boulange, which might be good for a light lunch. There are a few other restaurants and cafes nearby too.

2) walk up three blocks to Hyde Street, with more restaurants, such as Frascati, Seven Hills, Zarzuela, Luella.

3) walk down to the Marina/Cow Hollow for a huge range of restaurants on either Union Street or Chestnut Street. Roam is good for lunch- burgers, etc. Gamine, for French; Bistro Aix, Tacko, Tacolicious, Pacific Catch, and Capanina would be my recs.

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9. Re: Eating out.

Keep in mind that for lunch, you are unlikely to be near your hotel. So let us know where you are going to visit, and we can give recommendations in those areas.

In Fisherman's Wharf, most places will be fine for a quick (albeit expensive) lunch -- Scoma's at Pier 47, Franciscan at Pier 43-1/2, etc.

In North Beach, the House is excellent for lunch (rather than Italian, it's Asian-fusion). There are also a lot of sidewalk cafes that will be fine for a quick salad or sandwich.

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