If you skipped lunch at the office and need to get some food in your body ASAP, Marengo on the Alley has good drinks, plus a menu of under-$5 sliders that could mean the difference between having a good time with your friends and going on a hangry rant that scares them all away. Not scaring your friends is good. Get some sliders.
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We can always rely on Cotogna in the Financial District for an excellent upscale Italian meal.
Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.
Oren’s Hummus in SoMa serves Israeli food and is perfect for a casual business lunch with coworkers and clients.
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Cockscomb in Soma is not a spot for vegetarians, or picky eaters. But if you’re on a carnivorous quest, you’re in for an experience.
Gary Danko is a taste of a fancier, older San Francisco you’re probably not used to. Fortunately, it’s a very delicious taste.
Angler on the Embarcadero is a seafood restaurant that lets you feel like a mega-billionaire for the night without having to spend a ton.
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Hit Palm House’s Happy Hour in Cow Hollow for alcoholic slushies and Caribbean bar food.
Hops & Hominy
Hops & Hominy, near Union Square, has strong Southern food, like shrimp and grits, cornbread, fried chicken, and black-eyed pea fritters.
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