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Eater Heat Check (with map!): Polk Street Restaurants

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Spoiler: it was not a hot night inside at Le Petit Robert either.

If the cover story on today's food section has taught us anything (it has), it's that San Francisco loves its neighborhood restaurants, but with that love comes some fierce neighborhood competition. On that note, we're kicking off a new feature around these parts called Eater Heat Check, wherein Eater and its correspondents will tour a specific neighborhood to take its pulse during peak dining hours to see exactly which restaurants are packed on weeknights, and of course, which restaurants are veritable ghost towns. For our inaugural run, we take a trip to a strip that might have the most starred restaurants in a three block stretch: Polk Street. In addition to a time/crowd stamp, we've even included several other items with which to help determine a temperature, for your benefit:

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Antica Trattoria

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2400 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

2. Aux Delices

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2327 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Le Petit Robert

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2300 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

4. La Folie

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2316 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

5. Rex Cafe

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2316 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. Yabbies Coastal Kitchen

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2237 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

7. Pesce

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2227 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

8. Bar Johnny

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2209 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

9. Street

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2141 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

10. Nick's Crispy Tacos

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1500 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109

11. Cossu

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1516 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109

12. Polkers Gourmet Burgers

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2226 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

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1. Antica Trattoria

2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2400 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

2. Aux Delices

2327 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2327 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Le Petit Robert

2300 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2300 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

4. La Folie

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2316 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

5. Rex Cafe

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2316 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. Yabbies Coastal Kitchen

2237 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2237 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

7. Pesce

2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2227 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

8. Bar Johnny

2209 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2209 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

9. Street

2141 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2141 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

10. Nick's Crispy Tacos

1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109
1500 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109

11. Cossu

1516 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109
1516 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109

12. Polkers Gourmet Burgers

2226 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
2226 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

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