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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.



Comal | Berkeley

Downtown Berkeley’s be-there-or-be-square hotspot puts a savvy spin on regional Mexican dishes both classic and obscure.

Recommended dish: Duck-and-mole enchiladas.

Review and rating of Comal restaurant in Berkeley.



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ContigoNoe Valley

Contigo | Noe Valley

Linger over cava and small plates inspired by Barcelona and made California-cool by the inclusion of local ingredients.

Recommended dish: Pork belly bocadillo with harissa aïoli.

Review and rating of Contigo restaurant in Noe Valley.



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Coqueta | Embarcadero

Daring, dramatic Spanish-inspired dishes prepared by a celebrity chef within a stone’s throw of San Francisco Bay.

Restaurant tip: Ask for a seat by the window so you can enjoy views of the bay.

Review and rating of Coqueta restaurant in Embarcadero.



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CotognaJackson Square

Cotogna | Jackson Square

A lively urban trattoria, operated by the same team behind high-end sibling Quince.

Restaurant tip: Enjoy a glass of wine with the very cool fixed-price wine program.

Review and rating of Cotogna restaurant in Jackson Square.



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EPIC RoasthouseEmbarcadero

EPIC Roasthouse | Embarcadero

Big views, charm and New American cuisine call the elite to this show-stopper on the Embarcadero.

Restaurant tip: Sit by the window for a view of Oldenburg’s “Cupid’s Span” and the iconic Bay Bridge.

Review and rating of EPIC Roasthouse restaurant in Embarcadero.



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