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    Tuba Restaurant and Grill

    1007 Guerrero San Francisco CA 94110
    This Turkish neighborhood bistro revives a San Francisco restaurant meme that seemed to fade out at the end of the 1990s: the red room. There's a whiff of the boudoir to the place, aided by Euroclub music that usually accompanies too much cologne and too much bare thigh. Tuba is More
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    Red Crawfish

    611 Larkin San Francisco CA 94109
    Red Crawfish is the city's best Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish house, a West Coast restaurant trend more viral than an OK Go video. During the day, it sells only Asian fare, but at night, the room becomes a garlic-and-chile-perfumed steambath, packed with tables covered in butcher paper and discarded shells. Crawfish, shrimp, More
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    Ebisu

    1283 Ninth Ave. San Francisco CA 94122
    After painful parking and an hour-plus of waiting-room chaos, you'll find gemlike creations at a sushi bar where (in delight-filled traditional fashion) each chef caters to just a few thrilled patrons. For full dinners, the miso soup is ultrarich, the sweet-glazed teriyaki delightful; other entrees are routine. More

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    1 Ferry Building San Francisco CA 94111
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    In addition to serving as San Francisco's butcher-in-residence -- dismembering carcasses at half the city's splashy meat-themed galas and supplying countless restaurants with his high-quality products -- Ryan Farr runs a food stand at the Ferry Building Farmers' Market twice a week. Among other preparations, he sells a stellar burger, More
    244 Jackson San Francisco CA 94111
    415-989-2539
    Named for top-quality Wagyu beef, this postmodern steakhouse also wants to be an inviting cocktail lounge. 5A5 Steak Lounge's menu offers new American and Asian-fusion twists on classic steakhouse fare. The Wagyu, sold by the ounce (at a four-ounce minimum) is very pricey; a World Wide Wagyu plate, featuring four More
    3780 Mission San Francisco CA 94110
    415-824-4584
    Adelita's Cakes is a dim little bakery whose commitment to birthday frivolity seems to resemble Tim Burton's. Nevertheless, it's one of the only places in town for Nicaraguan pastries and raspados (shaved, flavored ices). Just after the shop opens, a line forms for takeout nacatamales wrapped in banana leaves and More
    1303 Polk San Francisco CA 94109
    415-345-9947
    Aicha offers homey, full-flavored Moroccan cooking, served in a small storefront that has been painted peach and hung with glass Moroccan lanterns. The tagines, served in small versions of the conical pots they're named for, are mostly wonderful, especially the lamb shanks cooked with prunes, and the kefta tagine: small More
    535 Scott San Francisco CA 94117
    415-861-7120
    83 Minna San Francisco CA 94105
    415-501-9100
    This casual but chic fish house from the Rosenthal brothers (chefs Steve and Mitchell) and their partner, Doug Washington, joins their other downtown favorites, Town Hall and Salt House. The setting, a renovated turn-of-the-19th-century warehouse, has exposed brick, painted wood floors, and a sprinkling of maritime antiques. The seasonal, fish-heavy More
    SFO's Terminal 2, San Francisco San Francisco CA 94128
    650-821-9306
    2819 California San Francisco CA 94115
    415-922-9669
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    1331 Ninth Ave. San Francisco CA 94122
    415-566-3117
    This worker-owned cooperative is famous for its sourdough-crust pizzas (there's a different, occasionally whimsical topping every day), but it is equally adept at crafting organic-sustainable yet absolutely delectable scones, cookies, shortbread, pecan rolls, and morning muffins in great variety. Fragrant artisan breads are baked on a weekly schedule, and the More
    905 California San Francisco CA 94108
    415-989-3500
    235 Cortland San Francisco CA 94110
    415-285-6328
    This specialty-foods store, located in a historic storefront which has housed a butcher shop for more than a hundred years, features organic meats, sustainably raised and harvested seafood, organic dairy products and local produce, and enticing displays of jams, oils, vinegars, and all manner of interesting imported foodstuffs. There's no More
    1701 Octavia San Francisco CA 94109
    415-351-2500
    Baker & Banker's husband-wife team Jeff Banker and Lori Baker - he does savory, she does sweet - run this neighborhood bistro, which works both as a clubby Wednesday night place for Pacific Heights denizens and a destination for the rest of us. Banker prefers to call his seasonal, local More
    355 11th St. San Francisco CA 94103
    415-355-9400
    There are two grand gestures at work at Bar Agricole: ingredients of pristine integrity (house-made bitters, locally distilled spirits, Biodynamic vegetables custom-grown for the chef) and a space so epically designed it resembles an opera set. While Thad Vogler's drinks are deft and artfully presented, the modest ambitions behind the More
    1489 Folsom St. San Francisco CA 94105
    415-552-3963
    Occupying two floors in an industrial space rife with metal chairs and modern decor, Basil's tasty, comforting Thai fare belies its sleek digs. Some of the best dishes rarely pop up on local menus. The peurk tod, or taro fries, stand out, as do sakhoo saimu, or tapioca pork dumplings, More
    555 California San Francisco CA 94104
    415-994-4944
    Batter Bakery's clear, cylindrical kiosk on the Bank of America plaza is a magnet for downtown workers, who come by in the morning for scones and tea breads and throughout the afternoon for cupcakes and cookies. Highlights: mint chocolate cookies, orange-pistachio shortbread, and toffeelike "sand angels." More
    3925 Irving San Francisco CA 94122
    415-681-9588
    Beijing Restaurant's second location serves much the same rustic, simply seasoned Northern Chinese food as its Excelsior parent: "warm pots" with fish or meat and pickled Napa cabbage, stir-fried potatoes, steamed meatballs, and multilayered "pies" (more like crepes) stuffed with ground meats and scallions. Beijing's twisty, irregular hand-pulled noodles have More
    1199 Valencia San Francisco CA 94110
    415-695-1199
    This popular, noisy place, decorated in spare grays and browns with filigree painted in the corners, feels as much like a bar as a restaurant. The front of the room, with a tall communal table set at the same height as the long bar, often feels like a crowded cocktail More
    493 Pine St. San Francisco CA 94108
    415-986-3808
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    3639 18th St. San Francisco CA 94110
    415-241-9760
    It's the Manny Pacquiao of quality-conscious grocery stores - small in size, but pound-for-pound, perhaps the best in the game. A full-sized cart couldn't squeeze through the skinny, makeshift aisle between the local heirloom apples and foraged morels, but all offerings are fresh and in prime condition. The cheese selection More
    2367 Market San Francisco CA 94114
    415-556-6200
    Served at a discounted rate until 7 p.m., the prix-fixe menu at this comfortable neighborhood bistro is the way to go -- that is, if you can handle making your choices from a slimmer array of options. With options like flank steak and frites and escargots, you shouldn't have too More
    1170 Market St. San Francisco CA 94102
    415-276-4048
    4123 24th St. San Francisco CA 94114
    415-285-2400
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    2105 Chestnut San Francisco CA 94123
    415-441-3232
    On offer at this snug place are upscale salads - choose from chef's specialties, including spinach and bacon, Caesar, Chinese chicken, and Niçoise, among others; or assemble your own, which is called You Pick Salad, including your choice of greens, dressings, and six or more additional ingredients - and sandwiches More
    2525 Telegraph Berkeley CA 94704
    510-540-6777
    Intimate, bamboo-lined dining compartments separated by beaded screens create a homey, relaxed atmosphere; the friendly staff serves up a thin, mild injera and a number of meat dishes ranging from spicy chicken ribs (doro wat) to a version of steak tartare (kitfo). Four standard vegetarian dishes are offered - the More
    219 King St. San Francisco CA 94107
    415-882-9889