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Good little neighborhood places...

Maya | Jul 12, 2006 12:53 AM

I'm frequently asked for my recommendations for small, attractive, neighborhood spots in SF and I am finally compiling a list so I don't keep reinventing the wheel.

Criteria are:

- 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)

So far I've come up with (in no particular order):

- Firefly
- Luella
- The Richmond
- Tablespoon
- Chapeau!
- Garibaldi (maybe, haven't been in a couple years)
- Florio (occasionally too loud)

I'm definitely forgetting some, and the Mission is my blind spot. Any others for the list in any part of the city?


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