A couple things. If you are going out the night before or the night of the game or whatever, please consider this map:
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Also, if you are around and going out for good eats in SF, consider
Dotties True Blue Café – tiny place – absolutely amazing – long line starts before they open – not too touristy compared to the others…Jones St in “tenderloin” – that’s west of financial district and south of Russian Hill
Mamas – Washington Square Park in North Beach – amazing place – cash only – try the dungenous crab eggs benedict – get there early
Sears – on Union Sq – if you ask your concierge where to go, this is the spot he will most likely recommend – pretty good but def. in the heart of the tourist shopping – get the silver dollar pancakes
Curly’s – this place is close to Mamas and is a good alternative. This is a good blue collar spot but you could be in anytown USA. However, - quick hearty meal. This is around Green and Taylor.
Gourmet Pizza and Italian - Tomasso’s – good authentic Italian and not too touristy like the rest of North beach Tommaso's Italian Restaurant | Pizza, Pasta and Italian Specialties
Sodinis – this is my absolute favorite – its on Grant and Green in North Beach – get the house carafe and the seafood linguine in the rose cream sauce. Then go across the street for drinks at “Grant and Green”
Za – really good pizza – pizza in this city is about 25 bucks a pie so don’t get too shocked. Classic place though right on the trolley car route on Union……
Frascatti – best restaurant in the city probably – Mediterranean – on the cable car route that you may take from Union Sq or Fisherman’s Warf
Betel Nut – this is to the west of North Beach in a neighborhood called Cow Hollow or possibly considered Marina. Its out on Union Street which is a nice neighborhood to walk around in. This place is Asian –Fusion and has some good entrees.
Allegro Romano – this is in my neighborhood and is at Broadway and Jones. If you are bringing the wife, go here. Reservations required. Probably one of the smallest restaurants I have been in – probably 6 or 8 tables – just when you call ask for Lorenzo and he will set you up. Really top notch.
Salt House – if you are looking to drop some dough, check it out. Its pretty well known as one of the best restaurants here. Also Boulevard which is right on Embarcedero is pretty fancy.
If you want a good steak, check out Izzy’s in the Marina District. Also a very good place to go out afterwards is nearby called The Horseshoe
Polkers – best burgers in the city. On “polk corridor” around Polk Street and Green. Very good place to go out afterwords.
In & Out Burger – gotta go – in Fisherman’s warf down by the hotels on the water on the north side of the peninsula.
House of Prime Rib on Van Ness – if you want a cheesy 70s styled steak house, go here.
Burgermeister- multiple around the city – horrible and overpriced
Beach Chalet – out by the ocean and the end of GG park. A tourist trap in my opinion.
The Buc (Bucaneer) – Boston Bar – lots of Patriots fans will be their the night before. This place is packed for the games. Its across the street from Polkers (above). Very good place to watch the Red Sox game on Friday night if you are in town.
Shang Hi Kellys – good bar – good people – problem is it’s a Pittsburgh Steeler’s bar….but also a Red Sox bar – good place to watch the ALDS. Broadway and Polk
Vusidio – on Broadway and Columbus – close to gentlemen’s club and good spot
Cigar Bar – very very good place – on the southern edge of north beach but basically in the financial district close to the Trans America Building. Want to say its on Montgomery south of Broadway. Classic place with a good latin band and killer Mohitos. Probably a 7 or 10 dollar cover on a Friday
LaRoccas’ – Columbus and Filbirt(?). Basically close to Fisherman’s Warf where some of you will probably be staying so just be there. One of my favorites.
330 Ritch – the is in the SoMa down by the AT&T park – good neighborhood but don’t get lost down there latenight
500 Club – dive bar in Mission District – good spot if you are checking out Dolores Park