Bar Crudo

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I've been to Bar Crudo way in the beginning when they were located in the very small, quaint space in FiDi/Downtown.  Back then it was pricey, but delicious and fresh.  Now they've moved to the NoPa area of SF and added on a irresistible happy hour menu.  7 days a week (yes, that's weekends too) 5p to 6:30p, Bar Crudo does a happy hour for the whole restaurant.  Make sure you make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure a table during those happy hour times.

Loud, but they still kept the quaintness of their original location.  Seats at the bar are first come, first served.

In a city full of amazing bakers and bakeries, the bread here is nothing special.

 Every day, they choose one type of oyster as their $1 oyster of the day.  Today's was Chapman Cove, Washing Oysters.  On the medium size, but filled with briny goodness.  I've never met a raw oyster I didn't love.  Also plated with the raw oysters were the $1 Happy Hour herb & jalapeno marinated mussels.  Usually, I don't like my raw seafood too dressed, but the spicy addition to chilled mussels made these bites addicting.

$5 pan seared shishito peppers with boquerones, lemon oil, sea salt, and chives.  The boquerones were tasty and reminded me of similar ones I've eaten in Spain.

Creamy uni with avocado on toast with a frisee salad.  I'm a sucker for avocado and with uni, even better.  I've had this preparation a couple other places, but this one falls in the middle of all them.

Manila clams with smoked paprika, cilantro and white wine.  Another happy hour menu item at $5.  This preparation of clams never fails to disappoint.  I only wished they gave more bread to soak up the broth.

Seafood chowder at Bar Crudo-  2013 7x7 SF's Top 100 Eats
The seafood chowder is one of the dishes on the happy hour menu.  At $6 a bowl, I think its rich enough to share, but I saw a lot of tables with a bowl for each person.  Not exactly a thick chowder and came with a slightly twinge of pink color, it was filled with perfectly cooked fish, mussels, shrimp, potatoes, and applewood smoked bacon.  Its not the best chowder I've had, but there is amount of seafood in each bowl.

Surprisingly, my favorite dish of this seafood restaurant was the bone marrow.  The generous serving of plump, fatty bone marrow was served with a grilled shrimp and squid salad that gave the dish some acidity to cut all the richness from the bone marrow.

Address:                  Bar Crudo
                                 655 Divisadero St.
                                 San Francisco, CA 

Type:                       seafood/American

Popular chomps:     seafood chowder
                                 uni and avocado toast
                                 artic char    

Chomp worthy:        oysters
                                 bone marrow   

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