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Are restaurants open late in the Bay Area? What time do most places to res until?

OliverB | Dec 13, 201101:53 PM

I will be staying on McAllister St. in Alamo Sq. for two weeks (Jan. 20 - Feb 03) and am in town primarily for the Noir City film festival which is taking place at the Castro Theatre between Jan. 20th and 29th.

The schedule for the films has not been released yet, but a SF native friend just informed me that the screenings typically kick off between 7pm and 8pm nightly, depending on the day of the week, and as they are double-features with a long intermission, the nights only wrap up around 11-12pm.

This has me concerned, as I had a long list of restaurants that I was hoping to make it out to, and fear our dinner plans might be compormised by this schedule. We'll either have to eat at 5-5:30 nightly, which I don't really want to do (especially since I was hoping to do 3 proper meals a day) and with the distance between destinations, it will just be tough.

I'm not sure if kitchens run on similar hours as they do here in Montreal, but save for a few after-11 specials, it's rare to get a good sit-down meal here in the city. Is the same true for San Francisco? Would it be unheard of to make dinner reservations at 11:30 for a nice restaurant in the city?

Thanks for your help!

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