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

Aatxe
A Basque restaurant on the street level of Upper Market's 100-year-old Swedish American Hall.

All Spice
The All Spice team doubles down in San Francisco with inspired dishes that showcase Sachin Chopra’s mastery of delicate spices.

Al's Place
Aaron London's very personal project in the Mission, offering California cuisine.

Aster
Colorful Northern California fare and an inspired lineup of fruit-forward desserts make for an inviting evening.

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

The Barrel Room
With a geographic focus that shifts quarterly, The Barrel Room pairs rare wine and spirit flights with an inspired menu of regional dishes.

Belga
A playful menu heavy in smoky meats and sausages anchors this popular Belgian-inspired brasserie in Cow Hollow.

Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar
OPENING SUMMER 2015 --- All-day French-style dining options abound at this 7,500-square-foot space from the team behind AQ Restaurant & Bar.

Bradley's Fine Diner
Bradley Ogden's upscale diner concept in Menlo Park.

Brenda's Meat & Three
Southern must-haves shine at this friendly, casual palace of catfish, andouille, johnnycake and grits.

Calavera
Fresh Mexican fare that tantalizes while maintaining respect for traditional cooking methods.

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

Chubby Noodle
Asian fusion, marinated in hipster chic.

Cockscomb
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.

Dragon Beaux
Edgy, artful dim sum and hot pots --- many of which are so attractive that you'll be torn between eating them and gazing at them.

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.

4505 Burgers & BBQ
Follow your nose to this barbecue bonanza.

Fournée Bakery
Francophiles, families and weekend cyclists are among those who flock to this sophisticated bakery beacon near the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa.

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

Homestead
A confident, cozy, rustic restaurant soothes patrons while stimulating taste buds with inventive seasonal specialties.

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

Johnston's Saltbox
A pleasant nook, especially for lunch, with indoor or outdoor dining, but no reservations and no groups larger than six.

Lazy Bear
Enjoy a tasting menu of Modern American cuisine in a communal dining setting.

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.

Liholiho Yacht Club
Ravi Kapur's very personal restaurant in Lower Nob Hill, a nod to his Hawaiian heritage.

Lord Stanley
Delicate, texture-rich small plates that traffic heavily in herbs and flowers paired with an approachable lineup of funky European wines.

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.

The Mill
Bread takes on a whole new meaning at this hipster-magnet café, a joint project of Four Barrel Coffee and superstar yeast-wielder Josey Baker.

The MINA Test Kitchen
Michael Mina's test kitchen and events space in the Marina District.

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

Mourad
Chef Mourad Lahlou (Aziza) venture offering high-touch, high-gloss cuisine with a hint of Moroccan spice.

Mr Holmes Bakehouse
Indulgent pastries emerge from this alleged birthplace of the croissant/muffin "cruffin."

Myriad Gastro Pub
Hearty pub fare in the Mission.

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

Nourish Cafe
Pretty and plentiful plant-based cuisine at this Inner Richmond café.

Octavia
Melissa Perello's Octavia features seasonally driven California cuisine in Pacific Heights.

Oro
OPENING LATE SUMMER 2015 --- Small plates on Mint Plaza from Commonwealth chef Jason Fox.

Palm House
This buzzing locals’ watering hole doubles down on a Cal-Tropic lineup of spice-forward dishes and craft cocktails.

Parada
Inviting, invigorating Peruvian repast just a stone's throw from the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART.

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.

Petit Crenn
Chef Dominique Crenn's casual restaurant in Hayes Valley.

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

plank
A fun-and-games dining destination at Jack London Square.

Pressed Juicery
Fresh-pressed juices in bottles delivered daily.

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

Reverb Kitchen & Bar
Refined comfort dishes paired with a refreshing and approachable line-up of craft cocktails in a sociable Russian Hill setting.

Sabio on Main
OPENING SUMMER 2015 --- Upscale, contemporary dining from Francis Hogan in Pleasanton.

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

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.

Slice House by Tony Gemignani
Master pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani’s impressive topping combinations grace lofty “ancient grain” crusts.

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

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

Tigerlily
Friendly and adventurous, it's the Gourmet Ghetto's Indian-fusion wonderland.

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

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