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Updated: List of good little neighborhood spots in SF

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Updated: List of good little neighborhood spots in SF

Maya | Jul 14, 2006 01:42 AM

People are _always_ asking me for recommendations like this, and luckily SF is rife with them... To recap, here are the criteria:

- excellent food, of course
- friendly vibe
- good service & value
- noise level not too loud to have a normal conversation
- tables not too cramped together
- return business from neighborhood residents
- can function as a mellow midweek last-minute dinner or a low-key "special occasion" dinner (ie jeans usually OK)

Here's the updated list: (I've tried those marked with *). The first 5 are my die-hard favorites.

- Firefly*
- Luella*
- The Richmond*
- Tablespoon*
- RNM*
- Chapeau! (even though the tables are pretty cramped)
- Garibaldi (maybe, haven't been in a couple years)
- Florio (occasionally too loud)
- La Provence (any more feedback on this?)
- Blue Plate*
- Chenery Park
- Incanto* (more of a destination than a neighborhood spot)
- Roti*
- Bursa*
- Fresca (any particular location?)
- Rue St Jacques
- Liberty Cafe
- Le Petit Robert
- Bacco
- Nopa* (a little larger than the others)
- Mescolanza
- Universal Cafe*
- Slow Club*
- Garcon
- Aperto*
- 1550 Hyde
- L'Osteria Del Forno
- Mescolanza
- Clementine (haven't been in a while)
- EOS

There have GOT to be others... anyone?

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