It’s often said that one of the most charming aspects of San Francisco is in the diversity of its neighborhoods. That has certainly been my experience and one of my favorites is the inner Richmond – specifically Clement St. The stretch from Arguello St. to 25th Ave. is home to the city’s lesser known “second” Chinatown and a variety of other fun shops, pubs, coffee houses and fun eateries.
One of my go to spots is Q Restaurant and Wine Bar. This place features an eclectic interior with an open kitchen, a fun vibe and a menu packed with delicious comfort food at a reasonable price.
Who wouldn’t enjoy Macaroni and Cheezy with Tater Tots & Bacon? How about Crispy Baja Fish Tacos with Papaya Salsa and Sour Cream on Warm Corn Tortillas and Q Slaw? On my most recent visit I devoured the Fried Calamari with Chili-Lime Aioli along with Smilin’ Andy’s House Applewood Smoked Pork Spare Ribs. Let me say that they left me smilin’ as well. The sangria is also well priced and can pack a good punch in either a half or full carafe.
The Q was once featured on a national Food Network show and that has helped fuel the restaurant’s popularity. Be prepared because they don’t accept reservations and there is sometimes a line for a table. It’s not a problem because you may find a spot at the bar, or put a name on the list and wander the neighborhood for a few minutes while you wait.