Basque small plates along with fun cocktails and a hopping scene in the Castro's Swedish American Hall.
Confident presentation of smart, colorful dishes in a bustling Berkeley neighborhood from the team behind Comal.
Modern Hawaiian enclave serving brunch in Dogpatch.
Elevated garden fare with a side of (beef) cheek, courtesy of Aaron London.
Colorful Northern California fare and an inspired lineup of fruit-forward desserts make for an inviting evening.
b. on the go
Tuck into savory sandwiches and delectable pastries at this corner café from the team behind b. patisserie.
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.
Acai bowls and other healthful snacks just south of University Avenue.
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.
A playful menu heavy in smoky meats and sausages anchors this popular Belgian-inspired brasserie in Cow Hollow.
The Absinthe Group's foray into Spanish cuisine.
Black Bark BBQ
Masterful brisket, spare ribs and pulled pork, with classic Southern sides.
Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar
Sample craft brews and classic French bites at this upbeat mid-Market retreat.
Bradley's Fine Diner
Bradley Ogden's upscale diner concept in Menlo Park.
Russian baked goods and coffee inside the Second Act Marketplace.
Classy New American fare in the heart of mid-market, from the team behind Maven.
Pulling in customers for robust all-day brunch, late-afternoon happy hour and delectable dinners served with a touch of nostalgia.
Mexican restaurant from Gabriela Cámara near Hayes Valley.
Fresh Mexican fare that tantalizes while maintaining respect for traditional cooking methods.
Cuban-inspired cuisine highlights and never obscures the fresh ingredient heart of every dish and drink.
Young hipsters pack this shared-plate restaurant adjoining the Presidio Theatre.
Chef Chris Cosentino presents a blend of whole butchery and fresh, local ingredients.
Traci Des Jardins owns this Presidio outpost, offering California-interpreted Spanish cuisine in a former military mess hall.
Custom-built burgers, just like it says on the sign, on California Avenue.
Crystal Jade Jiang Nan
Chinese cuisine complemented by some of the best views in town.
Enjoy coffee and café food in this peaceful SoMa nook.
Notable cocktails and simple American dishes with a heavy dose of masculine Victorian charm.
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.
OPENING IN 2016 --- 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.
OPENING FALL 2016 --- Finn Town from chef Ryan Scott will debut in the Castro.
Wood-fired pizza and deft pairings in an upmarket scene that welcomes families.
Fogo de Chão
A traditional Brazilian churrascaria heavy on gaucho charm.
Francophiles, families and weekend cyclists are among those who flock to this sophisticated bakery beacon near the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa.
Taqueria, burger joint and much more, Garaje offers a variety of Mexican and other flavors with pretense-free, old-school appeal.
Café featuring weekly "homage" menus to California farm produce.
A confident, cozy, rustic restaurant soothes patrons while stimulating taste buds with inventive seasonal specialties.
Fusionized comfort food that might be the voice of its generation.
Horsefeather presents small plates designed for sharing with cocktails.
Wine paired with Indian street food on Divisadero.
The JCB Tasting Lounge
An opulent wine tasting lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.
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.
Le Marais Bistro & Bakery
Croissants, kouign-ammans and boudin blanc stamp Le Marais indelibly as French, French, French.
Saison alums present a wine bar-café in San Francisco's SoMa district.
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.
This welcoming, fast-casual retreat wants to be your go-to meal in Hayes Valley.
Delicate, texture-rich small plates that traffic heavily in herbs and flowers paired with an approachable lineup of funky European wines.
While easily overlooked, this authentic Guatemalan hot dog joint should not be missed.
A true French pâtisserie in downtown Menlo Park.
Unpretentious Provençal-style pastis bar in Oakland's Grand Lake district.
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.
A California take on Chinese cuisine in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Chef-owner Corey Lee presents modern French bistro cuisine in tony Hayes Valley.
Chef Mourad Lahlou (Aziza) venture offering high-touch, high-gloss cuisine with a hint of Moroccan spice.
Myriad Gastro Pub
A light approach to comfort fare marks this Mission retreat that feels as much cozy diner as it does convivial pub.
Light-filled, open-kitchen bakery featuring cinnamon sugar-scented mornings and pizza herbs and spices wafting at lunch and dinnertime.
Neal's Coffee Shop
As classic a family diner as you'll find, with friendly staff and early weekday breakfast service.
Nob Hill Club
Semi-casual, totally convenient elegance on the ground floor of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.
Pretty and plentiful plant-based cuisine at this Inner Richmond café.
Melissa Perello's Octavia features seasonally driven California cuisine in Pacific Heights.
San Francisco izakaya and sushi spot delivers delicate delectables.
Old Bus Tavern
This inviting brewpub serves up craft ales, creative cocktails and an inspired lineup of California comfort food.
Old Port Lobster Shack
Classic East Coast lobster rolls and chowder.
Old Port Lobster Shack
An outpost of the Peninsula's true East Coast lobster shack.
Intimate sushi spot offering a chef's choice menu of exceptional cuts.
Jason Fox crafts playful gems of California cuisine in the heart of Mint Plaza.
Casual dining celebrates fine, fresh fish dishes that will have you wishing you had dressed up fancy.
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 is unique for its "progressive agrarian cuisine."
Chef Dominique Crenn's casual restaurant in Hayes Valley.
An Italian take on tapas adds additional flavor to the Mission.
Fast food-style burgers, fries and thick shakes in the Mid-Market neighborhood.
Fast food-style burgers get a messy and delicious upgrade at Popsons.
Fresh-pressed juices in bottles delivered daily.
Pastrami, an extensive beer list and plenty more at this original location of The Refuge.
Gastropub with good pastrami served up on tasty, toasty rye, and a surprisingly diverse menu with beers and ciders galore.
Rusty's Roadside Grill
Pizza, burgers and ice cream in the Ladera shopping center area near Portola Valley.
Sabio on Main
Upscale, contemporary dining from Francis Hogan in Pleasanton.
Small and simple taqueria with a few outdoor tables and very good fish tacos.
Old-world tradition meets friendly, sudsy fun at this classic German restaurant and bar, serving weissbier and wienerschnitzel since 1893.
Sessions at the Presidio
This “New American public house” features 100 food-friendly beers, craft cocktails and local wines alongside a robust California menu.
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.
Smokey renditions of Italian standards and a steak well worth the spend. Negroni, too.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
A restorative culinary rock to cling to on the island of Alameda.
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.
The Twenty Five Lusk team offers up elevated American grill standards alongside 20 taps of craft beer and wine.
Serious cocktails meet diverse jerkies, from the brains behind Mission District favorite Range.
Drop into this glitzy FiDi bar for cocktails and bar bites, but don't pass up the sherry flights.
Trestle presents a daily-changing, three-course menu for just $35.
Inviting neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up generously portioned Latin-influenced food for young and old alike.
Vegans, sate your burger lust at this airy eatery in the Upper Haight.
Exciting Japanese pub food from a renowned chef, with sushi and much more.
French-Scandinavian brasserie fare in a lively atmosphere at the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
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.
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.
Wise Sons Bagel & Bakery
For many East Coasters and West Coast converts, Wise Sons fills the former bagel hole in San Francisco.