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As the gaudy sign outside describes, this is a combination of Persian, Italian and American cuisines, with a clientele of ex-pats and locals neatly representing the three said cultures. Welcoming i... read more
With just 18 seats (plus 12 bar seats), exposed brick, unglazed walnut tables, and an unobstructed vision of the exalted kitchen, it's feels a bit like you're attending a big dinner party. Wit... read more
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 exotic Amber brand expands with this 6,000-square-foot restaurant of bright yellow, orange, and sex appeal, set on Valencia and next door to Luna Park. The ground floor is for cocktail drinking... read more
Only master mixologist Scott Beattie (author of Artisanal Cocktails) could pull off a craft cocktail scene in a wine-specific destination. While he needs no introduction (nor do his innovative, han... read more
If you're a cool cat, you're in. This boutique vineyard calls to the tragically hip, the tirelessly chill and fancy 30-something tastemakers. There's no distribution (you have to hit up the winery ... read more
Americans unfortunately tend to associate fusion-y sushi trattorias with traditional Japanese cuisine, when the street-level izakaya is much closer to the soul of urban Japanese cuisine. Owners Tad... read more
Occupying a highly visible corner on the urban highway known as Fell, this unassuming café may help open many a Frisco foodie’s eyes to the joys of Lebanese food. Smart, simple d&eacut... read more
Mina flipped his namesake spot in the Westin St. Francis into another incarnation of Bourbon Steak (the 5th nationally), giving it a strong, masculine redesign defined by leather and dark wood. Exe... read more
A striking emblem of gentrification and possible harbinger of the Mission’s future – was home to a 20+ year-old Mexican joint El Herradero, and a 1920s donut shop before that. Given a s... read more
Exactly what displaced New Yorkers crave – more space and great pizza. Anthony Mangieri of NYC’s East Village classic brought his reputation and coveted no-yeast dough recipe to the Bay... read more
Chef Corey Lee is one of our favorites because he’s simultaneously cool and crazy focused. And, ahem, he won the James Beard award and helmed that one restaurant called French Laundry for a f... read more
Big fun to be had in Bruce Hill’s humongous SoMa pizzeria, notably housed in a relic of the former dot-com boom. The original late-90s industrial chic design was given a makeover and lots of warm t... read more
Tough act to follow occupying the former home of 31-year vet Café Mozart – the self-proclaimed (yet slightly creepy) “San Francisco’s Most Romantic Restaurant.” Given... read more
Much better than your standard lo mein takeout spot, much more fun than anything with a Michelin star. Mission Chinese delivers the goods when you're craving Asian classics, with no entree priced a... read more
When Iron Chef Morimoto hit wine country, he did so in grand fashion, with a restaurant that's an experience to be had. You are not thrust directly into the dining room but buffered from the street... 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
Food Network favorite Tyler Florence took a break from his various shows to open up this mature, heady spot that might signal of signs of new culinary life in the Financial District. Occupying what... read more
The restaurateur brave enough to occupy this space after Conduit closed faced a unique challenge - how to incorporate the original Stanley Saitowitz design elements into a new look and feel. Aom Ph... 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...