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TABLEHOPPING Here's a cheat sheet to four SF wine bars, recently opened, that you really should visit.

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Wine and cheese party at 20 Spot
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AQUITAINE

This downtown bistro is (somewhat sneakily) holding an absolutely fantastic wine list a bit close to its chest. Co-owner Andrew Fidelman has assembled a French wine lover's treasure map that is deeply focused on Gascony, the home region of fellow owner Laurent Manrique. Bonus: The drinking list does double-duty as a shopping list (at retail prices), so the next time you need to grab a bottle after work, here's your spot. The menu boasts some rocking deviled eggs with duck bacon, and the roasted duck dish is also magnifique — although I could do without its campfire-like presentation: It's too smoky when it comes to the table. The riz au lait for dessert is a must, you won't find anything like it in SF. Aquitaine's a popular spot for lunch, although you may very well need to make it a long, drinking lunch. The décor feels a bit like someone's grand-mère put it together. (So. Many. Sunflowers.) But it does have an authentic Frenchy-coziness to it. You'll leave well-fed and tipsy.

175 Sutter, SF. www.aquitainesf.com

Marcia Gagliardi is the founder of the weekly tablehopper e-column; subscribe for more at www.tablehopper.com. Get her app: Tablehopper's Top Late-Night Eats. On Twitter: @tablehopper.

 

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Thanks for awesome overview. just thinking how much time and money will need to taste everything. won't able to handle every single one.so will choose one, let'e see which one she prefer.......

Posted by John on May. 07, 2014 @ 4:22 am

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