Blue Barn’s newer Steiner St. venue has lots of seats and a partially-covered, airy back section. It still serves the same solid menu of salads and sandwiches that are overpriced but extremely satisfying. Stock up on their fantastic churro rice krispie treats on your way out.
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August 1 Five on Van Ness brings a very good restaurant option to a part of town that needs more of them.
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