SF Convention Season: Next Best Dinner Guide

Posted by Dana Andrews on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

NextBestDin                                                                                                                                                      Photo via E&O

E&O Asian Kitchen – 314 Sutter Street, Union Square. Sophisticated, modern Asian fusion to-die-for! Plenty of space for larger parties in a chic, yet warm environment, in a prime location right off Union Square. Local business goers and tourists alike rave about E&O for their unique dishes and unforgettable cocktails. The Ultimate Meal: Oysters and Indo Corn Fritters to start, Prawn Citrus Salad appetizer, finish with Drunken Noodles. 

FarallonFarallon – 450 Post Street, Union Square. One of the best little known happy hour spots in the city with an amazing jellyfish bar to boot! A seafood platter (Grand Platter $70/Royal Platter $130) gets a group of dinner-goers a little bit of everything. Forget waiting an hour, or three, for a table at one of the new foodie fish spots, this historic space boasts the charm as one of SF's more classic fish houses, reliably timely and delicious. 

Cafe Claude – 7 Claude Lane btwn Bush and Sutter, Financial District. A hidden gem! This intimate, low-lit, classic French bistro is situated along an inconspicuous alley whispering romantic nuances with every step, a rarity in the middle of the hustle bustle that makes up Downtown SF. Don't be suprised if there's a jazz band ruminating out of the corner of the room. Must Try: Fig Wrapped Prosciutto appetizer and the Duck Confit - bon appetit!


Sauce – 56 Belden Place, Financial District. This comfort food style restaurant is perfect for people looking for reliably good New American dishes. A go-to for groups in need of space, or couples looking for something more intimate (the outdoor patio is quite the romantic film scene). Must-Try: the Portobello Mushroom Fries paired with the Hangar Steak and a Moscow Mule. 

Naked Lunch – 504 Broadway, North Beach/Telegraph Hill. Located near the old beatnik neighborhood where literary rebels like Kerouac and Burroughs once frequented, diners are sure to catch onto the historic feel at this restaurant, but guaranteed a table and timely meal, all in a fun and casual setting. Order the fried chicken sandwich with the bartender's seasonal cocktail for a fulfilling, good ole' American meal.


Colibri Mexican Bistro – 438 Geary Street, Union Square. Get your Mexican food fix with a twist! Quality ingredients are used for every drink and dish. We never fail to order one of their many specialty margaritas and fresh guacamole to start, followed by any of the entrees, sure to invigorate those taste buds. If there's time: try their weekend brunch (includes bottomless mimosas)!

Aliment - 786 Bush Street, Nob Hill. This intimate & cozy space offers seasonal dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients. A neighborhood favorite, the menu and decor shouts San Francisco chic! We love the brussels sprouts, the bolognese, and/or the pork belly paired with a glass of one of their many choice wines.  

Need lunchtime inspiration? Check out our Top 5 Favorite Lunch Spots blog post!

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Top 5 Eats Under $10 Near Union Square

Posted by Megan Brandt on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

San Francisco Best Cheap Restaurants

Everyone likes a good deal, especially when traveling. These top 5 spots that we love are within walking distance to your San Francisco Personality Hotel, and will leave you and your wallet happy:

1. Pearl's Deluxe Burgers

When the burger craving hits, head to Pearl's. It's hard to go wrong here and with some many meat options and add-ons, pretty much anyone will leave feeling full and happy. Not to mention they serve melt-in-your-mouth milkshakes, and several different types of french fries. Sweet potato fries? Yes, please! Good for lunch or dinner. 708 Post St.

2. Kare-Ken

Only open in the evenings, Kare-Ken serves up a classic Japanese katsu curry. This place is small, but dishes up hearty comfort food and friendly service. Their made-from-scratch curry can be served mild or hot and topped with extras like a boiled egg, corn, fried seasonal veggies, and tempura onion rings. You can always add more meat, sauce, or rice to up-size the portions. The late-night (after 10pm) menu flaunts a beef curry dog and a katsu curry sandwich. 552 Jones St.

3. Bio

A cozy gem tucked in the middle of Union Square, Bio caters to those who eat a gluten-free or vegan diet. You'll find gluten-free quiche and vegan vegetable soups and salads. But don't worry, bacon lovers will still be pleased here - the prosciutto, fig, and gruyere sandwich always hits the spot. With both savory and sweet options, and hot and cold beverages (they even make their own Kombucha) Bio is a one-stop-shop ideal for breakfast or lunch. 75 O'Farrell St.

4. Bite

Sandwich lovers should look no further. This order-at-the-counter deli never disappoints. Build your own sandwich or order a specialty, like the Gouda Good - a heavenly combination of their rotisserie chicken with Gouda cheese and special pepperhouse sauces on Dutch crunch bread. Order a salad, or a rotisserie chicken with a side dish for a bread-less, but still delicious, alternative. Open-late. 912 Sutter St.

5. Golden Coffee Shop

With plenty of breakfast options, this mom and pop diner will satisfy the most important meal of the day. Fuel for a day of sight-seeing or to cure last night's hangover, jump-start your day with classic scrambled eggs with corned beef, hash browns and toast, or a stack of fluffy pancakes. Oh, and they also serve Chinese food after 11am. We'll let you be the judge of that. Cash only. 901 Sutter St.

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