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Harbor View recommendations

VivreManger | Nov 13, 200406:19 AM

Next Saturday I plan to go with some other conference attendees to Harbor View in SF for dim sum. They are not necessarily food fanatics and the purpose of the meeting is, unfortunately, more talking than eating. I have not been to the restaurant in several years, but all that I remember and have learned about it suggests that, given these not too adventurous customers, the choice makes sense.

I have two questions:

First the line: They don't take reservations for weekend lunch and I expect a wait to get in. They did say that if you arrive before noon the line should be much shorter and even after 12 the wait should be no more than 10 to 15 minutes. Can anyone confirm that from recent experience?

Second the choices: Is there anything that Harbor View does particularly well? The only recommendation I have gotten is to get the spicier of the two oils they offer -- the one with crushed chilis in the oil, if I recall correctly. What are their dim sum specialties? The last time -- a few years ago -- everything was good, but nothing leaps out from my memory.

Thanks for your help.

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