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1300 Fillmore St. San Francisco CA 94115
415-771-7100
Refined New American cooking, using French techniques and Southern accents, in a comfortable dark-brown room in the revitalized Fillmore Preservation Jazz District. Occasional live jazz in the adjacent bar and lounge room (pleasantly audible in the dining room) reminds you of the street's heritage (as does a dazzling wall of More
16 Mint San Francisco CA 94103
415-543-5100
Tucked behind the Old Mint in a charming bit of downtown urban renewal is this small, stylish Italian restaurant in SOMA. 54 Mint features the lusty, full-flavored cooking of Sicily: bucatini with fresh sardines, fennel, and raisins; baccala (cod fish croquettes); and arancini (deep-fried rice balls flavored with saffron). The More
2355 Chestnut San Francisco CA 94123
415-771-2216
Named for the Italian autoroute that begins in Naples, A16 Restaurant is a delightful combination of a sophisticated setting in the Marina; rustic, earthy food; and a well-thought-out Italian and California wine list with many unusual vintages, including 40 wines available by the glass, carafe, or in flights. More
1722 Sacramento San Francisco CA 94109
415-567-5432
Chef/owner Suzette Gresham-Tognetti, who made her name at Donatello, dishes up luxury versions of pan-regional rustic Italian specialties, mostly unconventional, interesting, and tasty at Acquerello in Nob Hill. The regional Italian wine list is awesomely long and costly; beg the sommelier's help and be prepared to spend big. More
1725 Haight San Francisco CA 94117
415-666-0822
The Alembic is not to everyone's tastes: too loud/too hipster/too much of a bar/too fancy/ew, bone marrow? But in addition to stellar cocktails (one favorite, the Southern Exposure, contains gin, mint, and celery juice), the kitchen puts out some of the most unabashedly creative food in this city: jerk-spiced grilled More
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
3471 Mission San Francisco CA 94110
415-550-8417
This family-run, Outer Mission/Bernal Heights favorite is worth the trip from anywhere in the city for its charming service and unique food. For a meal you won't find elsewhere, stick to the Cambodian specialties, including the "stewed ground pork" (prahok), a warm dip strongly flavored with fermented fish paste and More
1434 18th St. San Francisco CA 94107
415-252-1625
In a city with distinctive neighborhood restaurants, this is one of the best (and therefore worth a trip out of yours). It doesn't take reservations for parties of fewer than six, but call ahead and you'll get the first free table when you arrive at this snug, nicely decorated corner More
384 Hayes San Francisco CA 94102
415-626-1211
This charming small cafe, sister to fancy Absinthe down the street, has an especially pleasant large outdoor garden space with tree-shaded tables tucked behind it. There's good chow all day long, from house-baked pastries to lovely sandwiches, homemade soups, and moist roast chicken. It's close to Davies Hall and the More
5800 Geary San Francisco CA 94121
415-752-2222
Over Aziza's lifespan, the restaurant has undergone a quasi-mystical metamorphosis: What started out as San Francisco's best Moroccan restaurant, serving refined versions of classic salads and tajines, has turned into one of the city's best restaurants, period. Chef-owner Mourad Lahlou has embraced many of the techniques and aesthetics of modernist 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
2931 16th St. San Francisco CA 94103
415-701-8466
If you're aiming for a little slice of Italy, pop into this spot in the Mission where those behind the counter are quick to offer a tour of the world via vino. The 10-page, soft-leather-bound wine menu, arranged first by style and then by region, offers something for oenophiles of More
609 Hayes San Francisco CA 94102
415-621-5482
A lovely small restaurant in Hayes Valley that changes its entire menu virtually every day (check the blackboard on the Web site to find out what's cooking), in response to what's fresh and local and the whim of owner-chef Jessica Boncutter. The menu is tightly focused: usually there's a soup, More
561 Valencia San Francisco CA 94110
415-487-1600
Over the years, Bar Tartine has zigged back and forth between classic California cuisine and more experimental fare, and under Nick Balla it has tacked back into exciting waters. Balla is exploring his Hungarian roots, incorporating California vegetables and Japanese flavors (he was last chef of Nombe Izakaya), and his More
230 California San Francisco CA 94111
415-955-1919
Opened just two doors down from Perbacco on California Street, Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje's spinoff wine bar and casual restaurant is all about the filigree that surrounds Perbacco's renowned Northern Italian food: the wine list, the housemade salumi, the scrupulously curated cheeses, and Terje's thing for pork. The long, More
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