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Restaurants in San Francisco in general
Member Name: katygriff
Restaurants in San Francisco in general
While I am writing quite a few reviews regarding my Honeymoon I thought I would tell you a little bit about the restaurants in San Francisco and what you can expect from there when you fancy a bite to eat. We were there for 4 days and did eat out quite a lot but some of it was at attractions such as Muir Woods and the Jelly Belly Factory. I will give you an honest opinion though on where we did go as I really enjoyed eating in san Fran as it was fab food.
San Fran is a huge and popular place so as you can imagine there is lots of choice. I am going to do this review in the 3 stages of the eating day.
We ate a lot of our breakfast on the move as there are plenty of places where you can pop in and get a croissant and a cup of coffee such as Starbucks. We did sit down once in Starbucks because it was just by Chinatown and looked busy with a good atmosphere so we gave it a go. It was nice and about the same price for everything as it is here in the UK. There were plenty of seats but this will be nothing new to some people so the next day we went somewhere else.
Next to our Hotel there was a lovely bistro called Cafe de la Presse which served all types of meals. We went for breakfast and I had a chocolate croissant and Dave had eggs Benedict. It did cost us around $18 for the 2 of us with some hot chocolate but it was lovely food and very filling for the day. They also did toast and normal things like that but then did salads for breakfast which we saw on a table next to us and they looked lovely.
There are plenty of cafes like this around San Fran but you have to look for them in the streets as you walk around but you should be able to find one. There are also lots of bakeries around if you fancy like just grabbing something but I would recommend cafe de la Presse if you find it by Chinatown.
Now we ate a lot of dinners out and just got sandwiches and pizza from places but in San Fran the best place for getting some lunch is at Pier 39. They have so much choice everywhere for proper lunches and snacks so you have plenty to choose from. We ate at Boudin bakery which has some seats and serves the famous sourbread which to be honest I was not a fan of. We shared and it cost us $10 for a huge sandwich and a drink. They also do clam chowder everywhere which is what San Fran lovers have.
There is a lot of seafood which is to be expected with San Fran and Chowders at Pier 39 sells lots of it if that is what you fancy. The smell was quite overwhelming from in here but for $10 each you could have a massive seafood lunch which was delicious. If you fancy normal sandwiches then there is a s which sells deli sandwiches and then if you want something really light you can get pretzels from the stands there.
There is also Wipeout and hook and cook which sells hot food and meal type food if you fancy that so as you can Pier 39 is brilliant for your lunch menu so I recommend going here.
I love eating out in the evening and we did ours in a variety of places. The first was an Indian restaurant which is by union square and I think it was called Shalimar. It was so swish and modern looking that I almost felt out of place in my denim skirt. It was delicious food and we had 2 courses with some wine and it was lovely. It cost is $65 and we both had Korma and then I had a crème brulee for dessert whilst Dave had a chocolate cake. It was delicious and I love Indian food. It was recommended to us by the staff in our Hotel and I would say it is def worth going to.
The second place we ate at was a small Italian restaurant we found on one of the streets and I cant remember the name of it but I am still looking for you all. It was delicious and this is the best thing about San Fran that you can stay in the main areas but sometimes you find little gems just down a side street. It was lovely food and cost us about $50 for 2 courses and we both had lasagne followed by a chocolate cake. So nice and the atmosphere in the evening although we were not in a main area was electric with so many people buzzing around.
We then ate at the Rainforest Cafe which was by Pier 39 so in a main area. It was lovely and had such a fab atmosphere inside as they have moving elephants and half hourly thunderstorms so we had a great time in here. We spent about $70 on the 2 course meal but we did have cocktails with souvenir glasses which are great. WE both had chicken burgers which were so nice and the food was spectacular and I just loved the staff.
Other restaurants we saw around San Fran were grills and steakhouses if you fancy that type of thing. There was a Hard Rock cafe and plenty of seafood restaurants too. You should be able to find somewhere to eat as we did and pretty easily all of the time.
In conclusion San Fran is good to eat out in because there is a huge variety of choice so you should be able to find somewhere to suit you and what you like or what you fancy on that day. We loved eating here due to the choice as where we had been previously we seemed to always get burgers and pizza unless you spend a lot of money so here was a nice surprise.
Thanks for reading.
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