I was in San Francisco recently and want to report on some new places I tried as well as some recommendations I received. As always I am interested in your thoughts on this topic.
Farmer Brown describes itself as farm fresh soul food and I would agree. We had some great fried chicken with greens and mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and gumbo seen below. It is located at 25 Mason at Market. 415-409-farm.
Moss Room is located inside the California Academy of Sciences, and open for both lunch and dinner service. We had a great dinner. I had shrimp and polenta repeating my shrimp and grits from Farmer Brown but it was different and great with speck. There is actually moss on a living wall with lots of carp and other fish swimming underneath. It is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA 415 876 6121.
Greens is one of the original gourmet vegetarian restaurants. I have had their first cookbook for some time and they now have several. Fresh local produce is the starting point. Even non-vegetarians like myself will like it. It is on the waterfront at Building A, Fort Mason Center Restaurant: 415-771-6222 Greens to Go: 415-771-6330
Cowgirl Creamery makes a small collection of cheese -- four, soft aged and three fresh cheeses. They get their milk from Marin County and have an outlet at the Ferry Terminal Building in San Francisco. I had a selection of their cheeses and a wonderful tomato soup. It is located at 1 Ferry Building # 17 San Francisco, (415) 362-9354
R and G Lounge – I had a wonderful two pound hard shell crab that had been battered and deep fried. You had to pick apart like eating a lobster. There was a nice combination of the greasy fried exterior and the light clean crab meat interior. “For years, every Christmas evening, the SF food mafia converge for a special in-kitchen banquet @ R&G”.- John Maloney. It is located at 631 Kearny Street San Francisco, (415) 982-7877
Thanh Long – Great for Vietnamese style garlic crab. It is located a4101 Judah Street on the corner of 46th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 415.665.1146
Zushi Puzzle – great sushi and sashimi – good for the exotics. It is located at 1910 Lombard Street San Francisco (415) 931-9319
Dumpling House – It is known for its Shanghai dumplings. It is located at 3641 Balboa St.(between 37th Ave & 38th Ave) San Francisco (415) 831-9288
Tony’s Pizza. Excellent old style pizza. It is located at 1570 Stockton St. San Francisco (415) 835-9888
Trattoria Contadina is located at the corner of Powell and Mason. Traditional family style Italian cuisine. 1800 Mason Street San Francisco (415) 982-5728
Java Beach – 60s style coffee house near Thanh Long - It is located at 2650 Sloat Boulevard San Francisco. (415) 731-2965