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    901 Columbus San Francisco CA 94133
    415-409-9001
    Close to the Art Institute, 901 Columbus Caffe host many artsy, young patrons. The WiFi, comfy couches, and delicious food keep them coming back. In the morning, grab a crispy waffle or a breakfast burrito alongside your coffee. The baristas are artists themselves, drawing beautiful art using milk, espresso, and 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
    68 Fourth St. San Francisco CA 94103
    415-777-1200
    This venerable hangout for tourists serves pricey bistro and bar fare with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce and sustainable, organic meats. Annabelle's is comfortable, whether you're plopped down at the bar for a glass of wine or gathered around a table with the whole family. The menu is highly More
    601 Divisadero San Francisco CA 94117
    415-563-3634
    A classic neighborhood coffeehouse on down to the exposed brick, sidewalk seating, and totally hip Western Addition clientele, the Bean Bag offers up impressive snacks and platters to go with your cuppa tea, chai, or java: juicy burgers, bountiful salads, full-to-bursting sandwiches, hearty pasta dishes, really tasty crepes, and a More
    400 Eddy St San Francisco CA 94109
    4 Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94111
    415-318-1800
    Originally Birley Sandwiches. More
    155 S. Park San Francisco CA 94107
    415-896-2075
    The music is Edith Piaf, the salad is Lyonnaise, and there's seating on the sidewalk, but the location is South Park, not the Fifth Arrondissement. The Butler and the Chef serves up casual Gallic fare like croques messieurs, quiches Lorraine, and baguette sandwiches stuffed with pate, cornichons, and imported cheeses. More
    22 Belden San Francisco CA 94104
    415-986-5673
    This echt Parisian cafe may be known more for its location -- on Belden Place, one of the best spots to spend a sunny-day lunch hour -- than its classic French fare. Nevertheless, the standards are all represented: celery root remoulade, frisée aux lardons, moules marinières. French and francophilic San More
    352 Grant San Francisco CA 94108
    415-398-2680
    Smack in the center of S.F.'s French Quarter is this Parisian bistro with sidewalk tables and 500 newspapers and magazines from around the world. After perusing the pages of Die Zeit, Il Messaggero, or Le Canard Enchaîné over a café au lait, head to the adjacent sunken dining room for ultra-classic dishes like cassoulet, More
    411 Columbus San Francisco CA 94133
    415-989-7033
    This Little Italy gem sits right on Columbus Avenue's main drag. Here, it's all about the rabbit ragu. It's not something you find on many menus in the neighborhood, and Cafe Puccini does it right - stewed to caramelized perfection and tossed with al dente tagliatelle. If eating bunnies isn't More
    1408 Clement San Francisco CA 94118
    415-750-9787
    Moved to 126 Clement St. More
    200 Pine San Francisco CA 94104
    415-773-1220
    CLOSED More
    1453 18th St. San Francisco CA 94107
    415-824-7166
    Chez Maman is a pint-sized French bistro in Potrero Hill just around the corner from its compatriot Chez Papa. Brave the crowd and sit at the counter for a view of the kitchen, and sample the comforting Provençal fare. Mussels are offered with four sauce options and served with frites; More
    1401 18th St. San Francisco CA 94107
    415-824-8205
    699 Delancey San Francisco CA 94107
    415-512-5111
    347 Geary San Francisco CA 94102
    415-616-5000
    The local chapter of the national restaurant chain has a handsome old-S.F. look about it ― white linens, dark-wood accents, comfortable booths, framed vintage photographs ― and an extensive menu of comfort food: Cobb salad, clam chowder, mac 'n' cheese, chicken pot pie, planked salmon, meatloaf made from freshly ground Angus beef. (You can also More
    119 Sacramento San Francisco CA 94111
    415-397-2900
    An establishment whose business consists solely of catering gigs and the lunching needs of denizens of the Financial District, sprawling Focaccia Market offers prepackaged salads, sandwiches, and plate lunches aplenty. Nonetheless, the custom salad counter always has the longest line at peak time. The process is simple and appealing. You More
    4063 24th St. San Francisco CA 94114
    415-647-9400
    330 Townsend San Francisco CA 94107
    415-974-5599
    This celebrated bistro has a rustic charm. The menu is composed of lovingly tweaked classics like a pork chop with Parmesan dumplings, bone marrow on toast with capers, and a fantastic burger with a little lamb meat added to the grind and horseradish smeared on top, which 60 percent of More
    1358 Mason St. San Francisco CA 94133
    415-374-7185
    A Nob Hill neighborhood bistro and wine bar which just opened in the former Lalola space that borders Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and Chinatown. The seasonally driven menu has a Cal-French bistro vibe, a bit like Frances, with a number of different starters and a few entrée choices. More
    1500 Hyde San Francisco CA 94109
    415-447-4100
    This cozy converted Victorian is a lovely place to pass an afternoon, sipping a macchiato, schmoozing with the locals, and watching the cable cars clatter by. Fresh flowers, gold and burgundy accents, and big sunny windows create a warm and groovy Frisco vibe, and the sidewalk tables are ideal for More
    199 Gough St. San Francisco CA 94102
    415-355-9085
    Rich Table could easily be another of those tiresome, expensive restaurants serving up small plates with a side of snobbery. It's testament to owners and chefs Evan and Sarah Rich that the atmosphere at their Hayes Valley restaurant is anything but pretentious. You're greeted with the hostess's genuinely warm smile. More
    401 S A St Santa Rosa CA 95401
    350 Rhode Island San Francisco CA 94101
    415-216-4415