I occasionally go with my coworkers to South Park Cafe (South Park, SF) for lunch, and they adore the place, but I haven't been overly impressed with anything yet. Today I had the ahi tuna with canellini beans--the ahi tasted overwhelmingly of black pepper and black pepper alone. It was seared beautifully rare, but I couldn't enjoy the flavor of the tuna for all the pepper. And the cannellini beans were cooked well enough, but they had little flavor--I like cannellinis with a bit of zingy saltiness to bring out the creamy flavor.
And the server got two of our table's orders wrong.
Is there something I'm missing? Any recommendations for what I should get there next time--something that's not overly heavy for a midday meal? (The oxtail looked great, but nohow is this girl getting back to work with a bellyful of oxtail.)