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

Modern Hawaiian enclave serving dinner and brunch in Dogpatch.

OPENING TBA --- A Moroccan/Mexican restaurant from chef Mourad Lahlou in the former Aziza space.

OPENING SUMMER 2018 --- A new, seafood-focused concept on the Embarcadero from Saison.

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

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 TBA --- A wine bar from chef Dominique Crenn in San Francisco's Marina District.

Hotel VIA's bar and restaurant for upscale California drinking and dining near the ballpark.

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

Chic-casual Spanish — tapas, pintxos, sherry cocktails and a lively space — from Adriano Paganini.

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.

Chez Marius
Cozy French bistro dining with sidewalk and garden patio seating in Noe Valley.

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

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.

Donato & Co.
Longtime friends and chefs Donato Scotti and Gianluca Guglielmi collaborate on this Italian project in the Elmwood District.

Dumpling Time
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.

Fieldwork Brewing Company
Fieldwork Brewing Company's European-style beer garden in San Mateo.

Finn Town
Classic American tavern "with a twist" in the Castro.

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

Gott's Roadside
OPENING FALL 2017 --- The East Bay's first location of this popular, high-end mini-chain based out of St. Helena.

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

Horsefeather presents small plates designed for sharing with cocktails.

OPENING WINTER 2017 --- Ice creams, milkshakes and more in downtown Berkeley.

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.

International Smoke
Barbecue restaurant from Michael Mina and celebrity cook Ayesha Curry.

Japanese import’s first West Coast location means big excitement for local ramen enthusiasts.

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.

Keeva Indian Kitchen
Tiny Richmond district eatery offering quality, authentic Indian cuisine.

Khai Vietnamese Nouveau
Upscale Vietnamese prix-fixe multi-course tasting menus offered via two seatings each night.

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

Inviting Neapolitan-style pizzeria with other Italian dishes in downtown Berkeley.

Chef Ron Siegel's intimate solo project in Marin.

Mademoiselle Colette
A true French pâtisserie in downtown Menlo Park.

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

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

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

Nico's 1508
Seasonal California cuisine offered in a multi-level space with sidewalk café seating in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto.

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

Paradise Park Cafe
California-style café fare on the Emeryville/North Oakland border.

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
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.

Japanese izakaya and ramen restaurant in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood.

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.

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

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.

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

The Village Bakery
Café and bakery from the Bacchus Management Group.

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.

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


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