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#241 Wilfrid

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:42 AM

I’ve eaten at John’s a couple of times. The Maltese Falcon place, as I think of it.

#242 Wilfrid

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:44 AM

One Market is so expensive I was glad it was a business meal. Nice duck, but $100 a head for one entree and two glasses from the bottom end of the wine list. Oh and a small side of spinach.

#243 StephanieL

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:24 PM

I've been meaning to go there during Restaurant Week.


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#244 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:02 AM

One Market is so expensive I was glad it was a business meal. Nice duck, but $100 a head for one entree and two glasses from the bottom end of the wine list. Oh and a small side of spinach.

 

Is it really?

 

I mean, there's a 6 course tasting menu for $99; and the prices look no higher than a mid-level NYC place these days. Your duck and spinach were $45, I think - certainly not onerous.



#245 voyager

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:12 PM

 Very interesting.    Was there perhaps an error on the bill?


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#246 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:21 PM

 Very interesting.    Was there perhaps an error on the bill?

Doubt it - but if the food was $45, another $30 on wine, tax, tip you're at about $100.

 

Which if I recall, isn't that expensive for a meal out - these days.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:15 PM

Ah...after tax, tip and SF 5% health surcharge.    'bout right.


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#248 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:44 PM

Yeah, my concern wasn't that it was $100, my concern was the surprise expressed by the poster, when the prices are actually quite normal.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:48 AM

Hey, Wilf, I know it's old hat for you but you do need to hit Buena Vista Cafe for an Irish coffee this weekend.     I remember a period when a night out always ended here for a nightcap.    Especially when I was working and visiting nobs always expected this SF institution.


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#250 Wilfrid

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:26 AM

Grateful to the learned poster above. Yeah, not so much abnormality as the thought that three courses and a bottle of wine, perchance a coffee, would have made the check ridiculous for the level of restaurant this is.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:27 AM

Hey, Wilf, I know it's old hat for you but you do need to hit Buena Vista Cafe for an Irish coffee this weekend. I remember a period when a night out always ended here for a nightcap. Especially when I was working and visiting nobs always expected this SF institution.


Thanks for the recommendation. I think I am going to be surrounded by a lot of Irish things tomorrow.

#252 Wilfrid

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:38 AM

The San Leandro side trip, on a lovely sunny evening, was great. Kendejah, a Liberian restaurant, offering a much more deeply flavored version of a dish I eat at B&D Halal (or the other one) in Chelsea. Cassava sauce with chicken and shards of smoky turkey. I dipped into another stew with jute leaves, and some oxtail.

Making a night of it, as the saying goes, the posse repaired to Cunha’s Cocktails, where we enjoyed the Wild West effect of the patrons falling silent and staring at us as we entered. I think the three of us separately, let alone together, strayed outside the demographic of the regulars.

I tipped small so we won.

#253 Orik

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:25 PM

Cassava sauce?
sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

#254 voyager

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:16 PM

It's a glorious day to be alive and five in San Francisco...

 

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Wilf seems to bringing out the best for us.


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#255 StephanieL

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:50 PM

Cassava sauce?

 

Cassava leaf sauce.  You can see a picture of it on their menu--scroll down to the Friday specials.

 

Yeah, the bar thing was....interesting.  I've never had an entire bar stare at me as I walked in.  But my rum and coke was pretty strong, and no one actually bothered us.  We sat in a table way in the corner which clearly wasn't any regular's usual spot.


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