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

aina
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.

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.

Bar VIA
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.

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

Bellota
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.

Coin-Op
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.

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.

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

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

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

Horsefeather
Horsefeather presents small plates designed for sharing with cocktails.

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

Ijji
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.

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

Ju-ni
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.

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

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

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

Madcap
Chef Ron Siegel's intimate solo project in Marin.

Mademoiselle Colette
A true French pâtisserie in downtown Menlo Park.

Mezcalito
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.

Omakase
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.

Paradise Park Cafe
OPENING AUGUST 17, 2017 --- 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.

Rooh
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.

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

Slainte
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.

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

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.

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

Waxman's
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.

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

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