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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
Hard times trigger a retreat to Americana, and what could be more all-American and comforting than a crispy grilled cheese sandwich, served here with an SF foodie twist? Small, café-like spa... read more
Straightforward concept that's right for the times: Delarosa and Starbelly cicerone (beer connoisseur) Rich Higgins has developed an awesome beer and beer-derived menu, housed in a low-key space bu... read more
One of several optimistic SOMA openings with smart, simple concept and high-quality food, most sourced from within a 100-mile radius. Formerly Julie's Supper Club (which enjoyed an outsized rep but... read more
Sandwiched ibetween 76 gas station and former auto mechanic; in any other city at any other time, this place would be a brake repair shop. Welcome to late-stage Valencia gentrification, where you c... read more
Inside downtown Oakland's art epicenter a cavernous warehouse is home to a californian-soul-food-asian-fusion/art gallery/dance party /restaurant /bar. Surprisingly mastering all and jack to none. ... read more
We sincerely wish that more Sil Valley restauranteurs approached their businesses with the humility and attention to detail that Chef/Owner Ross Hanson has. Tucked into a 100-year old house (that u... read more
Stunning, gorgeous, all-enveloping modern interiors - by Walid Mando of FORMA design, including a three-story glass-encased wine cellar with 2000 selections and 20,000 bottles - alone merit a visit... read more
From an owner/designer/chef dream team, this super-smart-yet-unpretentious blending of Catalan and California has been steadily copping awards and foodie buzz, and deservedly so. Housed in a 1940s ... read more
Tiny, intimate, homey spot feels more East Village than Mission, one of the toughest tables in town some nights due to a loyal, growing foodie following craving their unique sustainably-farmed and ... read more
Centerpiece restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel has a design that has to be seen to be believed - windows on three sides, with streaming sunshine during the day and dramatically illuminated at nig... read more
One of the more refined denizens of Murphy Avenue strip of restaurants, but not stuffy at all and even a bit romantic on quiet weeknights. Expansive interior defined by long wood bar and exposed br... read more
Don't let strange strip mall mapping deter you. Chef Diane Rose's specializing in comfort food's creative side might not garner major accolades, but stays stocked full of hot young things on weeke... read more
Couture California Cuisine in the bull’s eye of the Valencia Strip with all the vestments: sumptuous local organic produce, clever cocktails, impeccable wait staff and exorbitant price. For t... read more
From chef Bradley Ogden, original and inspiring, dare we say patriotic, take on contemporary American cuisine built upon seasonal and regional ingredients. Sophisticated and smart yet still low-key... read more
We generally eschew "brewing companies" because they tend to draw a night-ruining noisy frat crowd - thankfully not here. Atmosphere is warm, friendly and chatty and, surprise, chef Jim Stump is a ... read more
Welcoming spot adjacent to the Cypress Hotel, owner Bob Puccini and Chef Brad Kraten aren't trying to topple Sil Valley culinary heavyweights here, rather create a casual, uncomplicated environment... read more
One of the best brunch spots in the South Bay/Peninsula area, if for no other reason than the spacious, relaxing patio and all-you-can-drink champagne. Interior décor is nice enough - muted ... read more
Winner of funniest/weirdest restaurant name in the Bay Area, for robust, creative grilled fish and sweet cocktails. Sleek glass-and-wood design, with full views of Castro Street parade. Dungeness c... 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...