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San Francisco Weekend

An October 2006 trip to San Francisco by Mormik

Hostelling International -USA: San Francisco Downtown Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
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Hostelling International -USA: San Francisco Downtown Photo, San Francisco, California
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I stayed in a private room. The price is competitive with other hostels and is half the price of hotel rooms in the same neighborhood. This hostel is great for its central location. It is very close to Union Square, Market Street, and Nob Hill. It is also close to the Tenderloin, a rough neighborhood that should be avoided at night. Be careful, there are usually homeless people outside the hostel asking for money, however they are quite harmless. The hostel is relatively clean. The shower rooms are small and for one person only, so sometimes you have to wait.The staff are friendly. To go inside, you have to show proof you are staying there, so it has reasonable security. There is free...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 26, 2007

Hostelling International -USA: San Francisco Downtown
312 Mason Street
San Francisco, California
(415) 788-5604

Roxanne's Cafe

Restaurant

Roxanne's Cafe Photo, San Francisco, California
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A small cafe near Union Square that serves breakfast as their specialty. Between 7am and noon expect to wait for a table, especially on weekends. This restaurant makes amazing large plates of breakfast food. My favorite is the omelet which has brie cheese, onions, mushrooms, sauté apples, and cilantro. Price range is between $8 and $12 for a good breakfast.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 29, 2007

Roxanne's Cafe
Pine Street
San Francisco, California

Piraat

Restaurant

Piraat Photo, San Francisco, California
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Chicken and pizza are the draw at Piraat, a simple and relaxed restaurant. Inside, the decor is simple. The menu includes roasted herb chicken (roasted right their in the dining area!), salads, appetizers, calzones, sandwiches, and pizzas. The pizzas are available in various sizes including small size for solo visitors. The specialty topping is of course roasted chicken. They offer wines and beer too. There are a couple of table on the sidewalk for those who wish to people-watch. Piraat is located in the theatre district and near Union Square.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 31, 2007

Piraat
696 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 593-7771

Sotano Grill (El)

Restaurant | "Sotano Grill"

Sotano Grill (El) Photo, San Francisco, California
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Sotano Grill is located on Powell Street, which is the street the cable cars run on. They serve a variety of Tex-Mex and American foods, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, taco soup, and salads. The atmosphere is very casual and the decor is Mexican. They serve many Mexican beers and have daily Happy Hours for Margaritas. The solo visitor can eat at the bar and watch sports on the TVs. The food portions are very generous.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 31, 2007

Sotano Grill (El)
550 Powell St.
San Francisco 94108
(415) 989-7131

Washington Square Bar & Grill

Restaurant | "Washington Square Bar & Grill"

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The Washington Square Bar & Grill is a landmark San Francisco restaurant. They have two dining rooms that are intimate and charming. The walls covered with jazz memorabilia and there is nightly live jazz music. They serve homemade pastas, aged New York steaks, double cut pork chops, and roast chicken. They have a fine selection of wines, many of them from Nappy Valley in California. The meals come with warm bread and salad. The waiters are very attentive. I have been to this restaurant twice and was very impressed both times.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 31, 2007

Washington Square Bar & Grill
1707 Powell St
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 982-8123