by Samer K. on
I am SO impressed with this place. For a sports bar their food is INCREDIBLE. I had the calamari appetizer, which came with a light nice salad ensemble on the side. The calamari was delicious and tender. For my entree, i split the chicked fried chicken and the burger with my friend as we had heard from here those are good options. Both were amazing! The cole slaw side was fantastic, the mashed potatoes virtually perfect and the burger and chicken were the best ive had of the same dish at any other place in a really long time. After chatting with the bartenders a bit they explained Cover 3, besides being a football defense allusion, represents their priority system of #1 dining, #2 spirits, #3 sports. Well it was really obvious by this point that the food was the #1 priority and they nailed it here. They have probably 30+ flat screen TVs lining the whole place so no matter where you sit you have a great view. Also there are 2 large projector screens in the 2 ends of the restaurant. All around great place for food and/or sports watching! 5 stars all day!
by Cameron Hiskey on
The crowd at Cafe du Nord is so hip that even when I am in the band I feel slightly inferior. The venue itself is really cool. You descend down a perilous staircase to an early 20th century subterranean bar. The ambiance is vintage with lots of red and woodtones. It kind of reminds me of the bar in The Shining. They serve an array of good beer--my favorite being racer 5 which is beyond good. It's fantastic. The sound in the music room is very good. Bands get a buffet, a fridge filled with budweiser (boo!) and are otherwise dealt with very professionally. CdN was a great place before they converted what used to be a large pool room into a music room...and now it's even better as one of the city's best music venues. Upstairs is the Swedish American Hall. [According to Polk's 1953 San Francisco Directory, Calif Mut Aid Assn, Inter-Nos Circle No 215,Swedish American Hall, Rainbow Hobby Club were all here.]