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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.


Fog CityEmbarcadero

Fog City | Embarcadero

Bruce Hill’s exciting homage to all-American diversity brings a whole new meaning to roasted chicken, burgers and fries.

Recommended dish: The Fog City burger.

Review and rating of Fog City restaurant in Embarcadero.



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Hard WaterEmbarcadero

Hard Water | Embarcadero

This New Orleans-themed excursion from Slanted Door’s Charles Phan has bay views and a Bourbon bar.

Recommended dish: Braised rabbit.

Review and rating of Hard Water restaurant in Embarcadero.



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La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaEmbarcadero

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana | Embarcadero

Modern Peruvian cuisine and sweeping Bay views distinguish chef Gastón Acurio’s first U.S. restaurant.

Restaurant tip: If you’re overwhelmed by all the choices, make things easy with the Sunday night multi-course prix-fixe dinner.

Review and rating of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana restaurant in Embarcadero.



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La UrbanaNoPa

La Urbana | NoPa

Artisanal mezcal and out-there ingredients inform this artistic urban take on the traditional cantina.

Recommended dish: A menudo featuring braised oxtail, hominy, clams and cabbage tostadas.

Review and rating of La Urbana restaurant in NoPa.



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MaderaMenlo Park

Madera | Menlo Park

California rustic meets pastoral luxury at this Menlo Park hot-spot that also boasts an attractive cocktail lounge.

Recommended dish: Potato gnocchi with seasonal vegetables.

Review and rating of Madera restaurant in Menlo Park.



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