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2298 Union St. (Steiner St.)
Cuisine: Quick food with Mediterranean flavors
Pluses: Nice seating outdoors; delicious chicken
Minuses: Service can be sloppy
Prices: Appetizers $4-$8; Entrees $10-$16
Overview: Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Celebrity chef Reed Hearon took a shot at a very casual quick food concept at the site of a former Il Fornaio. After a rocky start the food is very good these days, including the house baked focaccia, breakfast frittatas and great sandwiches. One recent lunch-time salad was a delightful nicoise with fresh poached tuna, olives, lettuces and just the right amount of dressing. At night, the oven-baked mussels are a fave with the Cow Hollow crowd as is the lamb shanks, roast chicken, and salmon. Try the house-baked fruit-filled desserts for a nice homey finish. The heated outdoor cafe seating is pleasant on a nice day.