Good eats: Restaurants found a short hike from convention center

February 1, 2009

There is no shortage of lunch and dinner options near the Moscone Center, yet not all restaurants are created equal. For some recommended "good eats," here are some potential choices:

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There is no shortage of lunch and dinner options near the Moscone Center, yet not all restaurants are created equal.

For some recommended "good eats," here are some potential choices:

Pazzia
For great Italian food, try this old world-flavored place.
337 3rd St. (between Folsom St. & Harrison St.)
(415) 512-1693

Chavo's
For a trusty Mexican lunch just five minutes from the convention center, try Chavo's.
595 Bryant St. (between 4th St. & Zoe St.)
(415) 495-5822

Lulu Restaurant
This locale features a seasonal Provençal menu that highlights its wood-fired oven, rotisserie and grill.
816 Folsom St. (between 4th and 5th St.)
(415) 495-5775

Le Charm French Bistro
At this upscale venue, one reviewer says she keeps coming back because the cuisine is filling, comforting and never disappoints.
315 5th St.
(415) 546-6128

Mehfil Indian Cuisine
At Mehfil, which means "gathering of family members," the menu is a mix and match of Indian food from several states.
600 Folsom St.
(415)974-5510

Thirsty Bear Brewing Co.
This South of Market brewery concocts tasty Spanish tapas.
661 Howard St. (at 3rd St.)
(415)974-0905