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A super-welcome addition, if for no other reason than to educate people here that there's more to Mexican cuisine than gigantic greasy burritos (which are really an American thing, y'all). Occupies... read more
Featuring its own oysters straight from Tomales Bay in Marin, as well varieties from around the country at its fish-farm-to-table outpost in Napa, Hog Island provides a quick bite in the Oxbow Publ... read more
Despite taking its name from a children's card game, Cindy Pawlcyn's seafooder could be mistaken for a more serious place than it is. The mash-up between a classic oyster bar and a sushi joint toys... read more
Welcoming spot features an all-around creative and fresh nautical-themed menu, regularly peopled with good-looking Berkeley sophisticates and foodies. Home to arguably the best sandwiches on this s... read more
Sometimes a white wine demands oysters. At such times, there is Willi's, an east coast-style raw bar and seafood joint nearly as far west as you can get. If you can bring yourself to order a lobste... 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
Open and airy, Waterbar echoes the breezy bay feeling that San Franciscans love so much. An ever-changing menu of fresh seafood reflects seasonal changes. Treat yourself to a fancier evening w... read more
Hello sailor! Tiny whitewashed seafood joint on south end of the main drag. Been packing in Castro crowd and Japanese tourists at marble counter since '77 for swimmingly fresh bowls of Boston clam ... read more
This joint was the first to give the Hayes Valley scene some cred. On the street since 1979, it’s old-school SF—not as cool as Tadich Grill, but it’ll do. Co-owned by local foodie/writer Patricia U... read more
Newly renovated, so ye olde outdated vibe is gone. What’s left: killer ocean view, crowd of bluehairs and slack-jawed tourists in sandals hoping for sea lion sightings. Dine at Sutro’s if grandma’s... read more
Tiny, no-nonsense, and bursting at the gills with the freshest seafood ever since 1912. Motley assortment of lunchers, from socialites to Hell’s Angels, lining up on sidewalk for one of 22 counter ... read more
Like Alice in Atlantis or Disneyland of the Deep. Aquatic décor of your dreams: jellyfish lamps, sea-urchin light fixtures, glass clamshells. A must-see if only to gawk at designer Pat Kulet... read more
How do you say decadence? Could it be the corn polenta and rabbit stew? Poached free-range chicken with foie gras stuffing? Exec Chef Laurent Manrique has the answer. His Gascon-inspired menu combi... read more
Only two things on your mind: sex and oysters. Businessmen, epicures, ferry-riding tourists elbow-to-elbow at granite-topped bar in Ferry Building food mall. Robust young men shuck away furiously i... read more
Opened during Gold Rush as tent-covered coffee stand by three Croatian immigrants. Old-world feel kept alive by enormous wraparound bar, private wood-paneled booths, and all-male waitstaff in starc... read more
Contender for SF's top steak temple. Ignore smallish space and faintly silly decor in favor of what's on your plate, which is high-grade beef if you've any sense. They call it The Steak with good r... read more
Local produce and artisan showcase started as a one-time event in '92. Quickly transformed into a permanent deal with the best in regional veggies, fresh bread and wise street food. Swing by Tuesda... 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...