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Double Trouble: 11 San Francisco Dishes and Menus For Two

Where to share dinner with your sweetie around town.

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While Eater is a staunch opponent of eating out on Valentine's Day (a major restaurant ripoff holiday), we understand that romance is sometimes best kindled gazing longingly across a table. So for you lovebirds out there, we've rounded up 11 different menus or dishes designed to serve two, perfect for adding a little extra spark to your next dinner out. Whether you're seeking a cheap roast-chicken combo or a lavish steak or shellfish feast, there's something here for every romance, and every wallet. Happy eating.

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1. Lolinda

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2518 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6970
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Lolinda's asado mixto offers enough meat for a duo, with chorizo, short rib, flap steak, and morcilla (blood sausage), plus potatoes and roasted shishito peppers. At $38, it's a good way to sample a sizable portion of the Argentine steakhouse menu. Or go upstairs to El Techo de Lolinda's roof deck for a platter of chicharrones de carne (roasted and fried pork shoulder) with tortillas and salsa; a pound is $21, and 1.5 pounds is $32.

2. Presidio Social Club

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563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 885-1888
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Meat mavens will go nuts for PSC's 30-ounce wood-roasted ribeye for two, which is accompanied by parmesan truffle fries. It's $96, though, so be prepared to shell out.

3. Cafe Jacqueline

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1454 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 981-5565
A hidden North Beach favorite for romantic dinners, Cafe Jacqueline is all about savory souffles for two, in flavors like mushroom, leek, crab, and broccoli ($30-60), followed by a sweet souffle ending (in chocolate, Grand Marnier, or strawberry, $30-40).

4. Anchor Oyster Bar

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579 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 431-3990
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For an iconic taste of San Francisco, pull up to Anchor's counter and order up the big bowl of cioppino ($55), full of clams, mussels, shrimp, fish, and crab. If you're especially hungry, you can kick things off with an Anchor Special of a dozen raw oysters, eight steamed clams, and four chilled prawns ($40, or $20 for a half-order).

5. Alta CA

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1420 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 590-2585
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If you like to share but would rather not indulge in a full meal, consider Alta's new $60 cocktail pairing menu, which comes with half-size versions of three drinks, like a barrel-aged Manhattan and pisco-pickle juice concoction, for each person. An order each of pastrami and deviled eggs are also included. This one is by reservation only, so be sure to call ahead and request it.

6. Zuni Cafe

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1658 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 552-2522
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No dinner-for-two list would be complete without Zuni's iconic roast chicken with bread salad, cooked in their wood-fired oven ($48). If you're too hungry to withstand the 45-minute wait, you can split a platter of oysters; they typically stock 10-12 different kinds.

7. Central Kitchen

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3000 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 826-7004
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Porchetta fiends will want to pounce on Central Kitchen's version for two ($80), which arrives with seasonal pickles and garnishes.

8. Bar Crudo

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655 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 409-0679
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Raw-bar aficionados should make a play for Bar Crudo's platter for two, which overflows with tasty seafood. For $95, diners get a dozen oysters, six clams, six shrimp, six mussels, half a crab, and half a lobster.

9. Limon Rotisserie

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524 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 252-0918
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For an affordable meal for two, one of Limon's signature roast chickens, complete with a trio of sauces and two sides like rice and beans, yucca fries, or salad, will set you back a total of $26 at any of their locations.

10. PPQ Dungeness Island

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2332 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-8266
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When Dungeness is in season, couples can be seen digging in gleefully to the $60 dinner-for-two special at PPQ, which includes imperial rolls, chicken-cabbage salad, and garlic noodles in addition to a whole roasted crab. They even throw in fried bananas with ice cream for dessert.

11. Little Nepal

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925 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 643-3881
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This hidden Nepalese gem in Bernal offers a $49 menu for two, with momos (Nepalese dumplings), samosas, cubes of BBQ chicken/lamb/pork, black-eyed pea curry, sizzling tandoori chicken, rice, and naan.

1. Lolinda

2518 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Lolinda's asado mixto offers enough meat for a duo, with chorizo, short rib, flap steak, and morcilla (blood sausage), plus potatoes and roasted shishito peppers. At $38, it's a good way to sample a sizable portion of the Argentine steakhouse menu. Or go upstairs to El Techo de Lolinda's roof deck for a platter of chicharrones de carne (roasted and fried pork shoulder) with tortillas and salsa; a pound is $21, and 1.5 pounds is $32.
2518 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. Presidio Social Club

563 Ruger St, San Francisco, CA 94129
Meat mavens will go nuts for PSC's 30-ounce wood-roasted ribeye for two, which is accompanied by parmesan truffle fries. It's $96, though, so be prepared to shell out.
563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129

3. Cafe Jacqueline

1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108
A hidden North Beach favorite for romantic dinners, Cafe Jacqueline is all about savory souffles for two, in flavors like mushroom, leek, crab, and broccoli ($30-60), followed by a sweet souffle ending (in chocolate, Grand Marnier, or strawberry, $30-40).
1454 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108

4. Anchor Oyster Bar

579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
For an iconic taste of San Francisco, pull up to Anchor's counter and order up the big bowl of cioppino ($55), full of clams, mussels, shrimp, fish, and crab. If you're especially hungry, you can kick things off with an Anchor Special of a dozen raw oysters, eight steamed clams, and four chilled prawns ($40, or $20 for a half-order).
579 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

5. Alta CA

1420 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
If you like to share but would rather not indulge in a full meal, consider Alta's new $60 cocktail pairing menu, which comes with half-size versions of three drinks, like a barrel-aged Manhattan and pisco-pickle juice concoction, for each person. An order each of pastrami and deviled eggs are also included. This one is by reservation only, so be sure to call ahead and request it.
1420 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. Zuni Cafe

1658 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
No dinner-for-two list would be complete without Zuni's iconic roast chicken with bread salad, cooked in their wood-fired oven ($48). If you're too hungry to withstand the 45-minute wait, you can split a platter of oysters; they typically stock 10-12 different kinds.
1658 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. Central Kitchen

3000 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Porchetta fiends will want to pounce on Central Kitchen's version for two ($80), which arrives with seasonal pickles and garnishes.
3000 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. Bar Crudo

655 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Raw-bar aficionados should make a play for Bar Crudo's platter for two, which overflows with tasty seafood. For $95, diners get a dozen oysters, six clams, six shrimp, six mussels, half a crab, and half a lobster.
655 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

9. Limon Rotisserie

524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
For an affordable meal for two, one of Limon's signature roast chickens, complete with a trio of sauces and two sides like rice and beans, yucca fries, or salad, will set you back a total of $26 at any of their locations.
524 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. PPQ Dungeness Island

2332 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121
When Dungeness is in season, couples can be seen digging in gleefully to the $60 dinner-for-two special at PPQ, which includes imperial rolls, chicken-cabbage salad, and garlic noodles in addition to a whole roasted crab. They even throw in fried bananas with ice cream for dessert.
2332 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

11. Little Nepal

925 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
This hidden Nepalese gem in Bernal offers a $49 menu for two, with momos (Nepalese dumplings), samosas, cubes of BBQ chicken/lamb/pork, black-eyed pea curry, sizzling tandoori chicken, rice, and naan.
925 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

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