Staying in the Handlery on Union Square after arriving on long-haul flight few hours earlier, decided to eat in the Daily Grill on ground floor of the hotel. It was a really good experience - very nice staff, lovely manager and beaut decor with a truly vintage feel - the hotel has been owned and run by the Handlery family since 1927 and the decor reflects the history. Knowing the meals (like elsewhere in the US) would likely be large, we only ordered mains ('entrees' in US!) and they were really good. Traditional meatloaf with mashed potato, gravy and side of grilled asparagus was really tasty; trout amandine equally good - nice variation on the usual, with panko crumbs and almond flakes one side of the two generous fillets of fish and natural skin on the other side - very tasty. The sides were humungous - the biggest baked potato ever seen (Yukon apparently) and a huge serve of grilled broccoli - great but a bit too much!!
On second visit a couple of nights later chose a soup and appetiser each - very good Manhattan clam chowder and jumbo lump crab cake, and beef and mushroom soup with barley, followed by popcorn shrimp - all very tasty and not too huge!
Would definitely recommend the Daily Grill and would certainly return if in SF again.
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