Places we ended up at
Swan Oyster Depot - great Sicilian sashimi, crab appetizer with sauce on the side and clam chowder. The oysters were good but very briny and salty. Got in line at 10am and were the 2nd people. Very nice cool people behind the bar.
Hog Island Oyster - the oysters at Hog Island were better than Swan. A little bit smaller, less salty and great flavor.
Gott’s Roadside - good burgers and fries for the kids. Nice place to take a lunch break from the exploratorium. The Strauss soft serve inside is amazing. Creamy and delicious. Some of the best soft serve I’ve ever had.
Delfina - first time here and kicking myself for all the missed opportunities. Every dish we had was simple, rustic, fresh and well prepared. Octopus, french fries, spaghetti with red sauce (we liked it better than Scarpetta) and cod pasta with white wine butter sauce. Would go back just for that spaghetti.
Pizzeria Delfina - great pizza. Nice char on the crust and under carriage. Some of the softest pillowy meatballs out there. The red sauce from the Delfina group is flawless.
Tartine - great as usual. The croissants and morning bun are unparalleled. $4.25 is a pretty penny for a croissant but I’d eat them several times per week if they were near my house.
Tartine Manufactory - very good coffee. The breakfast sandwich - egg, cheddar, bacon and arugala on brioche bun was outstanding. There were 4-5 large strips of smokey bacon. The ham and cheese danish was really more of a croissant. But it was better than the ham and cheese croissant at Tartine. More compact, flaky, buttery and not as dense with the same wonderful flavors. I wish they had more egg options for breakfast as we were expecting a full kitchen.
Bi-Rite - good ice cream but not overly impressed. The ice cream was very soft and melted extremely fast even at night when it was 55-60 degrees. Flavors were nice - black sesame and birthday cake. No match for Salt n Straw.