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As spring weather lures homeowners further and further from their nests, hunger pangs are prone to strike without a kitchen pantry nearby. Today's Groupon covers wandering appetites with $40 worth of fresh farmer's-market fare, artisan pizzas, wine, and more for $20 at Globe in the middle of the Financial District. Crisp ingredients andlate-night hours unite under handcrafted recipes fit for midday cravings and late-night food vacancies.
Globe boasts a chill and welcoming dining room blessed by the simmering aromas of seasonal dishes. Foodies can quell the insistent inner-monologue that demands rustic pizzas with a supper menu that features artisan thin-crust pies like the potato, rosemary, and fontina pizza ($15) and the wild mushroom with black-truffle-oil pizza ($16). A full wine menu complements savory plates of king salmon atop boccacino pasta ($22), and a Hills Farm pork chop talks philosophy with cabbage, potatoes, and a smear of whole-grain mustard ($20). Toes are liable to curl and socks will spontaneously wield hands as their own puppets under the harmonious influence of a Borgo Belvedere 2008 Pinot Grigio ($8) paired with braised and boneless short rib, whipped potatoes, and collard greens ($24), with a side of macaroni with Tillamook cheese ($8).
While traditional Sunday dinners with family are known to contribute to stress, indigestion, and over-carbing, Sunday feasts at Globe are a special occasion of market-fresh inspiration sans post-meal board gaming. Each Sunday, the delightful chefs at Globe assemble a four-course farmer's supper using local produce from the weekend's farmer's markets. The Sunday menu changes every week to reflect new concoctions and fresh finds, but it always gives diners three different choices for each round of soups and salads, small plates, entrees, and desserts ($39 per person).
Both San Francisco Weekly and Gayot list Globe as one of the best late-night restaurants in the area. The San Francisco Chronicle also offers a warm review of the restaurant:
A former brick livery stable has been transformed into a comfortable, warm restaurant that serves until 1 a.m.---the kind of place where chefs and waiters from some of the city’s top spots go after their own kitchens close. – Gayot
...[the restaurant is] maturing to one of the solid destinations that underscore the vibrant nature of the San Francisco dining scene. –Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle
More than 380 Yelpers and 120 OpenTable users give Globe 3.5 stars. Citysearchersgive it four, and 82% of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant:
The menu is fresh daily and always delicious. The ambience is lively and eclectic. I always feel comfortable regardless if I am dressed up or down. – sfconnoisseur, Citysearch
Down to earth wait staff and small eclectic CA menu with great mushroom pizza with thin just right crunchy crust. – OpenTable user who dined on 01/13/2010