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UPPER FILLMORE STREET’s best
 
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Betw. Jackson St. & Ellis St., Pacific Heights.

Located in the second-wealthiest neighborhood in the U.S. (Greenwich, Connecticut is first), this popular shopping street is lined with trendy boutiques, restaurants, and coffeehouses. Thrift stores keep it real.

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Don’t miss D & M Wine and Liquor Co. at #2200 for the most mind-boggling selection of whiskeys and champagnes in town.

RESTAURANTS
Elite Cafe  2049 Fillmore St./California St.  Parties of four get the best seats here, in eight enclosed mahogany-wood booths left from the restaurant’s prior life as an old-time Chinese restaurant.  In addition to Cajun martinis and other exotic bar drinks, a raw oyster bar offers several varieties and the menu offers a selection of contemporary spicy Cajun-Creole dishes that includes gumbo, jambalaya, and blackened salmon.  And don’t miss the Meetinghouse biscuits.  Live music is scheduled some evenings.

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Jane  2123 Fillmore St.  This small, narrow venue features high ceilings and windows, a variety of seating options, and a scrumptious menu.  Diners order at the counter near a mouth-watering display of baked goods.  You can’t go wrong with the combo plate, most especially the veggie chopped salad combined with a tomato-basil-mozzarella-pesto panini.  More tasty possibilities include a Nicoise salad, Asian chicken salad, and Duroc ham-Gruyere panini.  Oh yeah, those pastries.  I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate chip toffee cookie, and plan to try the chocolate cherry cake next time. 

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria  2506 Fillmore St./Jackson St.  Those who show up at this trattoria without reservations usually find themselves standing in a line that stretches out the door; complimentary bruchetta and wine are sometimes provided to take the edge off.  Even those with reservations can wind up sitting at cramped tables or on a stool at the counter.  However, the exceptional antipastos and pastas make it all worthwhile.  Cloud-like gnocchi, fresh fish items, and truffle dishes are options, and a hot zabaglione classico fresh from the stove (a cold version is also available) makes a heavenly dessert.

La Mediterranée  2210 Fillmore St./California St.  For description, see Berkeley location

More San Francisco Neighborhoods/Shopping
CASTRO DISTRICT

CHESTNUT STREET
CHINATOWN
CLEMENT STREET
DOGPATCH
EMBARCADERO CENTER
FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE
FISHERMAN’S WHARF
     Ghirardelli Square
     Pier 39
HAIGHT-ASHBURY
HAYES VALLEY
JAPANTOWN
MISSION DISTRICT
    
Mission St./24th St..
      Valencia St..
NOE VALLEY
NORTH BEACH
SOUTH OF MARKET (SOMA)
UNION SQUARE
UNION STREET/COW HOLLOW
UPPER FILLMORE STREET

 

 

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