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Modern Hawaiian enclave serving dinner and brunch in Dogpatch.

Asian Box
Easy 1-2-3 ordering defines this build-your-own-box, Asian-street-stall-inspired eatery.

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

August 1 Five
Modern Indian restaurant named in honor of the date India achieved independence from Britain.

Babu Ji
New York's Babu Ji returns to its roots in San Francisco's Mission District.

Bar Crenn
OPENING IN 2017 --- A wine bar from chef Dominique Crenn in San Francisco's Marina District.

Bar San Pancho
Cantina-style Mexican food and sports-bar-friendly dishes in the Mission.

The Barbary Coast
North Beach gastropub serving dinner and brunch.

A Mediterranean bistro and wine bar from the team behind Sens.

Bare Bowls
Acai bowls and other healthful snacks just south of University Avenue.

Casual-but-cool Italian pasta bar with a short list of mains and desserts.

The Absinthe Group's foray into Spanish cuisine.

Buffalo Theory
Tim Luym's new American beer hall on Polk.

Burger Lounge
Burger Lounge offers fast-casual, grass-fed burgers and other fare in Walnut Creek.

Cafe Eugene
Pulling in customers for robust brunch, late-afternoon happy hour and delectable dinners served with a touch of nostalgia.

Mexican restaurant from Gabriela Cámara near Hayes Valley.

China Live
China Live is alive with drinking and dining possibilities in San Francisco's Chinatown.

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

Two-story ode to vintage arcade fun, complete with craft cocktails and comfort bar bites.

The Counter
Custom-built burgers, just like it says on the sign, on California Avenue.

Curry Up Now
Indian street food with Bay Area cred.

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.

Dumpling Time
OPENING SPRING 2017 --- Casual, fun dining featuring fresh dumplings made on-site from the Omakase Restaurant Group.

Eve's Waterfront
Attractive waterfront dining in Oakland's Jack London Square.

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

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

Modern Mexican food in SoMa.

Finn Town
Classic American tavern from chef Ryan Scott of "Top Chef" fame.

Purists will delight in a menu stacked with simple, cohesive Mexican dishes.

OPENING SUMMER 2017 --- Lazy Bear's casual, cocktail-focused sibling.

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

Café featuring weekly "homage" menus to California farm produce.

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

Horsefeather presents small plates designed for sharing with cocktails.

Offering European-inspired fare, a petite neighborhood bistro unusual for its choice of neighborhood.

Omakase menu emphasizing the realization of intrinsic flavors.

In Situ
Chef Corey Lee oversees the flagship restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Indian Paradox
Wine paired with Indian street food on Divisadero.

The JCB Tasting Lounge
An opulent wine tasting lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

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

Omakase-style sushi made from fish flown in from the famed Tsukiji Market in Tokyo.

Kagawa-Ya Udon Noodle Company
Mid-Market eatery showcasing udon, curry and more.

Artful, well-conceived prix-fixe omakase menu at this Russian Hill restaurant.

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

Fast-casual concept featuring fresh, seasonal California-inspired dishes.

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

Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson are behind this wholesome fast food spot in Oakland.

Mademoiselle Colette
A true French pâtisserie in downtown Menlo Park.

Come for the mezcal. Stay for the sweet potato salad.

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.

Mister Jiu's
A California take on Chinese cuisine in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown.

The Morris
Sommelier Paul Einbund's debut bistro focuses on flavor, community.

Myriad Gastro Pub
A light approach to comfort fare marks this Mission retreat that feels as much cozy diner as it does convivial pub.

Nabolom Bakery
Light-filled, open-kitchen bakery featuring cinnamon sugar-scented mornings and pizza herbs and spices wafting at lunch and dinnertime.

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

Intimate sushi spot offering a chef's choice menu of exceptional cuts.

Pacific Catch
Casual dining celebrates fine, fresh fish dishes that will have you wishing you had dressed up fancy.

Pagan Idol
A tiki lounge from the team behind Tradition, Rickhouse and other locally beloved bars.

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

The Perennial
The Perennial is unique for its "progressive agrarian cuisine."

Popsons Burgers
Fast food-style burgers, fries and thick shakes in the Mid-Market neighborhood.

Pressed Juicery
Fresh-pressed juices in bottles delivered daily.

The Refuge
Pastrami, an extensive beer list and plenty more at this original location of The Refuge.

The Refuge
Gastropub with good pastrami served up on tasty, toasty rye, and a surprisingly diverse menu with beers and ciders galore.

The Riddler
Boasting the best name for a Champagne bar ever, The Riddler features more than 100 selections of Champagne.

Progressive Indian cuisine in SoMa.

Salt & Straw
OPENING IN 2017 --- Portland-based boutique ice creamery boasting unusual, indulgent flavors.

Sancho's Taqueria
Small and simple taqueria with a few outdoor tables and very good fish tacos.

The Saratoga
A classy, spirit-driven project from the team behind Spruce and Village Pub.

Sessions at the Presidio
This “New American public house” features 100 food-friendly beers, craft cocktails and local wines alongside a robust California menu.

Traditional Irish pub with home-style cooking in Jack London Square.

Smitten Ice Cream
Liquid nitrogen and top-tier ingredients set this boutique ice cream maker apart.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
A restorative culinary rock to cling to on the island of Alameda.

Sprout Café
Extensive salad selections make for a favorite healthful lunch spot on University Avenue.

State Room Brewery Bar Kitchen
Farm-to-table gastropub features beer and seasonal dishes in downtown San Rafael.

Tamarind Hall
Thai street fare and playful twists on classic cocktails at this restaurant and sports bar.

Tap 415
The Twenty Five Lusk team offers up elevated American grill standards alongside 20 taps of craft beer and wine.

Tartine Manufactory
Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt have followed up with Tartine Manufactory, including a bakery, coffee shop and restaurant.

The Treasury
Drop into this glitzy FiDi bar for cocktails and bar bites, but don't pass up the sherry flights.

Urbano Latino
Inviting neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up generously portioned Latin-influenced food for young and old alike.

Village Sake
Exciting Japanese pub food from a renowned chef, with sushi and much more.

Jonathan Waxman's first San Francisco restaurant is located in Ghirardelli Square.

WesBurger 'N' More
WesBurger 'N' More features burgers, fried chicken and happy hour in the Mission.

Western Room
American fare is offered at this unique country destination in Marin County.

This surreal gin joint is worth a visit for the vibe alone, if not the incredible cocktails.

Sleek bar with bites from the PlumpJack Group, located in the former Lex.


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