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in San Francisco/Bay Area (including Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, & Walnut Creek, California)

Ala Romana
Italian classics with a Peruvian accent.

Barlago Italian Kitchen
A friendly neighborhood trattoria with fine lake views.

Young hipsters pack this shared-plate restaurant adjoining the Presidio Theatre.

The Cavalier
High-end British brasserie from the folks who brought Marlowe and Park Tavern to San Francisco.

Chubby Noodle
Asian fusion, marinated in hipster chic.

Chef Chris Cosentino presents a blend of whole butchery and fresh, local ingredients.

The Commissary
Traci Des Jardins owns this Presidio outpost, offering California-interpreted Spanish cuisine in a former military mess hall.

Crystal Jade Jiang Nan
Chinese cuisine complemented by some of the best views in town.

California sensibilities meet Moroccan traditions.

Fat Noodle
OPENING IN 2015 --- Hand-pulled noodle dishes in downtown San Francisco.

Fattoria e Mare
California-updated Italian cuisine crafted with locally sourced products.

Freewheel Brewing Co.
English ales and California-influenced pub food bring a sip and bite of the U.K. to Marsh Manor.

"New American exotic" cuisine in the former Masa's space at Executive Hotel Vintage Court.

George Morrone, of Aqua fame, partners with Enzo Rosano of neighboring Locanda Positano.

Hawker Fare
James Syhabout's San Francisco debut, featuring spicy Thai and Lao flavors in dishes meant to be shared.

Fusionized comfort food that might be the voice of its generation.

Le Marais Bistro & Bakery
Croissants, kouign-ammans and boudin blanc stamp Le Marais indelibly as French, French, French.

Les Clos
Saison alums present a wine bar-café in San Francisco's SoMa district.

Libby Jane
Overflow crowds from Brenda's French Soul Food can feast on some of their BFSF favorites here.

Manos Nouveau
Latin-French restaurant in the Castro District.

Marla Bakery
Warm up after visiting the beach at this arty spot where husband-and-wife team Amy Brown and Joe Wolf bake up a storm.

Michel Bistro
Unpretentious Provençal-style pastis bar in Oakland's Grand Lake district.

Monsieur Benjamin
Chef Corey Lee presents modern French bistro cuisine in tony Hayes Valley.

Nob Hill Club
Semi-casual, totally convenient elegance on the ground floor of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.

A refined, modern Japanese izakaya and sushi bar from chefs Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga.

Palm House
Pepper-forward island fare heats up Cow Hollow.

Palo Alto Pizza Co.
A traditional/modern pizza parlor with updated custom toppings.

Pearl's Deluxe Burgers
A wide range of clever toppings turns Kobe beef, buffalo and other patties into huge, juicy burgers that you'll talk about after consuming.

An Italian take on tapas adds additional flavor to the Mission.

Italian seafood and handmade pasta dishes in San Francisco's Mission District.

Pressed Juicery
Fresh-pressed juices in bottles delivered daily.

The Progress
A follow-up from the team behind State Bird Provisions.

Queen Bee Ice Cream
Queen Bee brings 37 flavors of Marianne’s Ice Cream from Santa Cruz to Marsh Manor.

The Ramen Bar
This collaboration between Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga offers a fast-casual Tokyo-style ramen experience.

Old-world tradition meets friendly, sudsy fun at this classic German restaurant and bar, serving weissbier and wienerschnitzel since 1893.

Scoop Microcreamery
Micro-batch ice cream made on-site daily delivering intense flavors.

Seed + Salt
Thoughtful and artful chef-crafted vegan, gluten-free, trans fat-free and GMO-free food.

Shorty Goldstein's
Deli favorites in a nook of the Financial District.

Southside Spirit House
Strong, fresh, master-class cocktails served with bar bites amidst artistic, whimsically Wild Westish décor.

Dim sum on University Avenue from the family that brought you Tai Pan.

Third Rail
Serious cocktails meet diverse jerkies, from the brains behind Mission District favorite Range.

Tosca Cafe
Chef April Bloomfield and partner Ken Friedman revive a well-known North Beach bar and nightclub.

Central Berkeley's version of a friendly, classic neighborhood pub.

Sean Baker's flair for produce might just convert even the most fiercely vegetable-averse.


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