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Cafe Maritime

by Joan Simon

2417 Lombard Street at Scott Street (at the King Edward Hotel)

Cuisine: American Seafood

Pluses: Late night dining until 1am every day with inexpensive specials from 11-1am.  The well reviewed Wine list has 12 offerings under $35, with 8 more at $45 or under (although there are plenty of higher end, special occasion choices as well). Plenty by the glass. Full cocktail bar also.

Don’t Miss: Daily Oyster selection, Lobster Roll Kennebec with fries & house made coleslaw, Grilled Hanger Steak with bourbon green peppercorn butter, Crab Cakes with Meyer lemon aioli, watercress & beet salad. Plus, In Season Only- Soft Shell Crabs (mid May- mid Sept), Alaskan Copper River Salmon (mid May) and Local King Salmon (season changes each year)

Prices: Moderate

Hours: Dinner nightly 5:30pm-1am ; Brunch Saturday and Sunday

Since it opened in 2004, locals and visitors have bestowed a loyal and vocal thumbs up to what has become the Marina's most popular seafood and late night restaurant—only 5 minutes ride from the Golden Gate Bridge. Located in heart of the Marina, this is the culinary insiders' spot where the staff from the area's most upscale hot spots (Gary Danko, A16 etc. ) go after work to relax .

Conceptually, the interior design brings the ocean to you. A boat shaped, finely crafted bar welcomes patrons. Soft lighting and white panel walls highlight an abstract seascape mural that stretches along one wall. A curvaceous banquette, evocative of a curling wave, is the main focus of the restaurant—making Café Maritime a spot equally intimate for a casual dinner or a group get together any night of the week.

Fresh, fresh seafood is the byword that has gained Café Maritime stellar internet user comments. A lot of transplanted East Coast folks tell owner Mark Mitcheltree that it reminds them of back home spots specializing in simply prepared fish and shellfish . Sustainability is a special concern as well.


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