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antiques shop, so go ahead and
buy the tea set you're sipping from.
1351 Church St. (at Clipper St.)
y 415/648-5895. Tea service $12-
$19. MC, V. Tea Wed-Sun 11am-
5:30pm. Muni: Castro. Map p 93.
portions of satisfying food keep hip,
young diners coming back to this
noisy hot spot . 694 Valencia St.
(at 18th St.) y 415/553-8584.
Entrees $9.50-$16. AE, MC, V. Lunch
Mon-Fri, dinner daily, brunch Sat-
Sun. Bus: 14, 49. BART: 16th St.
Map p 93.
PERSIAN Local Iranians seek
Maykadeh for refined Persian fare,
like eggplant with mint garlic sauce
and lamb filet marinated in lime,
yogurt, and saffron. 470 Green St.
(between Grant Ave. & Kearny St.)
y 415/362-8286. Entrees $13-$24.
MC, V. Lunch & dinner daily. Bus: 15,
30, 41, 45. Cable car: Powell-Mason.
Map p 98.
McCormick & Kuleto's
The stellar view, elegant decor,
and well-prepared fish compensate
for the massive space and overly
long menu. 900 North Point St.
(in Ghirardelli Square, at Hyde St.)
y 415/929-1730. Entrees $11-$31.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Lunch & dinner
daily. Bus: 10, 30. Cable car: Powell-
Hyde. Map p 94.
Memphis Minnie's HAIGHT
BARBECUE SF's best BBQ serves
up slow-cooked brisket and succu-
lent pulled pork with three kinds
of sauce and a roll of paper towels
at every table. 576 Haight St.
(at Steiner St.) y 415/864-8461.
Entrees $6.25-$13. AE, MC, V.
Lunch & dinner Tues-Sun. Bus:
6, 7, 22, 66, 71. Map p 94.
★★★ Michael Mina UNION
dining room with 20-foot (6 m)-high
ceilings, expert waiters clad in sleek
charcoal grey, world class somme-
liers, and a multitude of startlingly
vibrant and luscious flavors make this
a not-to-be-missed dining experience.
Just beware that portions are overly
generous, and you absolutely must
save room for the astonishingly deli-
cious desserts. 335 Powell St. (in the
Westin St. Francis Hotel, at Geary St.).
y 415/397-9222. Prix-fixe $ 88-$120.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Dinner daily.
Cable car: Powell line. Map p 96.
The grand entrance to Michael Mina's superb cuisine.
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