The restaurants of Chinatown are a very unsatisfactory feature of the unsavory quarter.
The restaurant was no great place, but boasted a considerable cellar and a long printed list of vintages.
The typical San Francisco restaurant, however, is an institution as firmly imbedded in the life of the people as is Mile Rock in the current of the Golden Gate.
The Chinese restaurants naturally became assignation houses.
The largest of these is the Finnish Cooperative Trading Association, Inc. The restaurant is operated as the Workers' Cooperative Restaurant, Inc., and the housing association as the Finnish Homebuilders' Association, Inc. The restaurant is the oldest.
When he awoke to himself again the restaurant was a memory, and he, having recovered something of his tone, resolved to do what could be done that day to better his fortunes.
The restaurant which Hutcheson had indicated was, I found, situated about half-way up Westbourne Grove, nearly opposite Whiteley's, a small place where confectionery and sweets were displayed in the window, together with long-necked flasks of Italian chianti, chump-chops, small joints and tomatoes.
The restaurant, full of its noonday patrons, was a typical French cafe giving on the street.
Generally, however, Chinese restaurants are on the second story.