As summer 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 and late-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 basil pesto with fresh ricotta ($16) and the wild mushroom with black-truffle-oil ($16). A full wine menu complements savory plates of king salmon atop boccacino pasta ($22), and a Hills Farm pork loin talks philosophy with fried polenta and gypsy peppers ($20). Toes are liable to curl and socks will spontaneously wield hands as their own puppets under the harmonious influence of a Principato 2008 Pinot Grigio ($8) paired with a rotisserie leg of lamb with globe artichokes, garlic, and nicoise olive tapenade ($24), with a side of macaroni and 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).
- 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
More than 400 Yelpers and more than 100 OpenTable users give Globe 3.5 stars on average. Citysearchers give it a four-star average, and 84% of more than 90 Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant. Globe gets very good ratings from Zagat:
- 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
- The gnocchi was pillowy with a wonderfully light green garlic and asparagus sauce. The service was prompt, the food was excellent, overall a really nice time in a fun, intimate atmosphere." – OpenTable user who dined on 04/03/2010
290 Pacific Ave.
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