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Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky style in tow. Cool blue lighting, classy light green fabric booths and chairs, and dark stained cedar tables remind you of that Hakka... read more
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has made the 2,200-mile haul to Northern California, setting up its first satellite in San Francisco's Mission District. And though it l... read more
This distinctly charming coffee and cocktail bar is just the place to get a warm meal and commune with literary giants. Inspired by a Krakow bookstore, a Vienna coffeehouse, and a local bar in Pari... read more
A lively spot, open to the street. Mediterranean menu, by Rudy Mihal, of mostly skewers and small plates (there's also a well-received brick chicken) provides a base for main attraction: the cockta... read more
A literal take on farm-to-table: elements of the fixtures and furniture are actually from the restaurant's farm, Long Meadow Ranch, and the building itself is a former barn. LMR produces wine, make... read more
Poolside patio at Solbar is the spot to get a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the Mayacama mountains across the valley. The Euro lounge-y vibe and a bar menu -- served until midnight -... read more
What you get when cross a saloon, piles of barbecue, a healthy does of taxidermy, and a wine bar: Hee-freaking-haw. This being downtown Napa though, the focus is on wine, with the historic space do... read more
A neighborhood place (though consider the ritzy neighbors) surrounded on all sides by Thomas Keller extravagance; Hurley's is at ground zero for Napa Valley wine snootery. Given the environs, its s... read more
Red naug-a-beast booths ring the bar, forming the sizable dining room at this crowd-pleasing chophouse from Hillstone Group, the folks who bring you Houston's. Like the space, the food is big, basi... read more
Take the edge off that hour-plus layover in Anchor Steam's clean, modern, almost futuristic restaurant/bar. Elaborate bar menu boasting signature seafood entrees-- crab melt sandwich, crab salad, a... read more
One of the more sophisticated outposts of the Osha empire boasts funky wavy walls and modern white plastic chairs. Menu includes contemporary takes on Thai classics - there's really no wrong answer... read more
Flinging punch lines, expletives, orgy jokes, and the hottest comedic acts, there's no wonder this is San Fran's longest-running comedy club. Two-drink minimum and legroom-free space, but with big ... read more
With its focus on California cuisine and wine/beer pairings, this Cellar doubles as both an intimate and sexy going-out spot and a trendy place to eat. Dimly lit, stocked with lots of local beers, ... read more
Buckingham Palace for SF royalty. Mayor Gavin Newsom’s pet project (aside from the city itself, that is). Power politicos talk urban planning over Maker’s Mark at the corner table, while finance ty... read more
Raise your hand if you hate doing laundry. Thought so. What if you could drink while your clothes spun in the dryer? Laundromat/café combo is so the answer. Decent burgers and bar fare, variety of ... read more
Irish coffee’s American birthplace, so popular even the locals mingle amongst the tourists, and so much cred that in the shadow of tacky Fisherman’s Wharf this place still has soul to spare. Opened... read more
So they play the same spiritual music as your acupuncturist. We don’t care, we like it. Castro neighborhood institution that’s kinda like partying in a greenhouse, except with espresso machine and ... read more
The most relaxed and least annoying of the so-called “triangle bars” (Eastside West and Balboa Café being the other two corners), with come-as-you-are vibe, people-watching windows, and reasonably ... read more
Supper club goes seafood. Come for the happy hour oysters, stay for the booze. Live jazz and a consistently laid-back thirty-something Marina crowd swilling beer and fried calamari. Sidewalk tables... read more
As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persi...
Surreal cocktailing in SoMa. Heady mix of gothic and steampunk deco...
With just 18 seats (plus 12 bar seats), exposed brick, unglaze...
Hakkasan takes its Cantonese cuisine west with signature swanky sty...
The storied New Orleans venue named after the legendary band has ma...