Everytime I'm in the city, I have to hit up Mel's. Comfort food central. Everything they have is unbelievably delicious, but I particularly like to order the Spinach Salad. It will blow your mind.
Located somewhat off the beaten path. Great place to have a Guinness and meet up with friends. Friends who like to drink. Fun place to chill and not worry about what you're wearing.
Located on the first floor of the W Hotel SF. Ate there with my new husband and in-laws the morning after my wedding. Cheery atmosphere and great decor. A little pricey, but the breakfast was superb.
Alan made my engagement ring and my wedding ring and helped my husband design them. He is honest and professional. I would never go to a retail jewelry store now that I know how much they rip you off! My rings cost a fraction of what they would have at a retail store. High quality. A+++
There is no parking. You have to pay $$$ to park at the Cathedral Hill Hotel at Van Ness/Geary. Ancient elevator. Super tiny rooms. Porno store across the street. Due to location, lots of hobos, so be careful when you walk in the neighborhood. It is SF though, so there's really no avoiding bums. The good thing is that you are right off of Van Ness, which has lots of window shopping. Mel's Diner and Tommy's Joynt are right at the Van Ness/Geary intersection--YUM!!! Spend the time to look for another place to stay. I wouldn't stay there again.
I love this hotel. I stayed there the night before my wedding and the night of my wedding. Room was small, but clean and well appointed. Located right in the middle of everything. Great little bar scene downstairs. Restaurant is delicious, but pricey. Staff was courteous and professional. They kept the rest of our wedding cake for us in their restaurant kitchen. Room had a great view of the city. Would love to stay there next time I'm in SF.