Arc Café: 1890 Bryant (at Mariposa), 437-2233, www.arccafesf.com. Potrero Hill. Gourmet cafe food, coffees, beer, and wine.
Asqew Grill: 3563 16th St. (at Market), 626-3040, www.asqewgrill.com. Castro. Skewers, starches, salads.
Baku: 400 Valencia (at 15th St.), 437-4788. Mission. Thai.
Big Lantern: 3710 16th St. (between Valencia and Guerrero), 863-8100. Mission. Chinese, dim sum.
Blanca Cafe: 1441 Grant (at Green), 291-9944, www.blancacafe.com. North Beach. Spanish wine bar and tapas.
Blupointe: 239 Kearny (between Bush and Sutter), 986-4450, www.blupointesf.com. Financial District. Raw bar, seafood, bistro.
Boudin at the Wharf: 160 Jefferson (at Taylor), Pier 43 1/2, 928-1849, www.boudinbakery.com. Fisherman's Wharf. Bistro, bakery/cafe, and demonstration bakery.
Cafe du Soleil: 200 Fillmore (at Waller), 934-8637. Lower Haight. French bakery-cafe.
Canteen: Commodore Hotel, 817 Sutter (at Jones), 928-8870. Downtown. French with a California influence.
Impala: 501 Broadway (at Kearny), 982-5299, www.impalasf.com. North Beach. Deluxe Mexican, cantina.
La Parrilla Grill: 3101 24th St. (at Folsom), 550-1193, and 279 Columbus (at Broadway), 391-1740. Mission, North Beach. Mexican, South and Central American, and Cuban food.
Luna Taqueria: 799 Bryant (at Sixth St.), 974-5862. South of Market. Mexican.
Monte Cristo Café: 4 Embarcadero Center (Clay & Drumm), 362-0646, www.montecristocafesf.com. Downtown. French-Californian.
Sicily Aisle: 1292 23rd Ave. (at Irving), 566-6674. Sunset. Waffles, crepes, panini, soba.
Thai Chef: 2123 Irving (between 22nd and 23rd Aves.), 753-3347. Sunset. Thai.
The Window: 211 Valencia (at Duboce), 626-7750, www.thewindowrestaurant.com. Mission. Southeast Asian.