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Dining Out for Thanksgiving
SAN FRANCISCO

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Anzu California
13/20
Dining Room at Anzu, San Francisco, CA Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Upscale hotel restaurant offering Asian-influenced California cuisine in a contemporary environment. More...

Beach Chalet Brewpub
12/20
Dining Room at Beach Chalet, San Francisco, CA Beach Chalet
1000 Great Hwy.
San Francisco, CA 94121

The draw here is the spectacular 180-degree view of the waves crashing on Ocean Beach. More...

Bluestem Brasserie Brasserie
No Rating
Dining Room at Bluestem Brasserie , San Francisco, CA One Yerba Buena Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Modern American brasserie with a versatile menu and outdoor seating. More...

Bobo's Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Bobo 1450 Lombard St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Boutique steakhouse dry-ages its Prime beef four to six weeks for optimal results. More...

The Cavalier British
14/20
Dining Room at The Cavalier, San Francisco, CA Hotel Zetta San Francisco
360 Jessie St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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High-end British brasserie from the folks who brought Marlowe and Park Tavern to San Francisco. More...

Chouchou French
14/20
400 Dewey Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94116
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Head to Forest Hills to visit quaint Chouchou and taste its authentic tarts inspired by the sweets of Paris. More...

Cocotte French
13/20
Dining Room at Cocotte, San Francisco, CA 1521 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Rustic French fare in a warmly welcoming space. More...

Curbside Cafe French
13/20
2417 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Locals vie for a seat at the mere ten tables here to enjoy stellar bourbon-baked french toast and one of the best hamburgers in the city. More...

Garcon French
13/20
Dining Room at Garcon, San Francisco, CA 1101 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Friendly corner bistro with a snappy interior and dishes that extend past the traditional fare. More...

Garibaldis California
14/20
347 Presidio Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Locals flock to this charming, consistently good neighborhood restaurant with an understated décor and windows that open onto Presidio Avenue. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
Levi's Plaza
1265 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Casual Italian restaurant with a beautiful patio on Levi's Plaza. More...

L'Olivier French
14/20
465 Davis Ct.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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This popular place for business lunches becomes a romantic dining spot by night. More...

Le Colonial Vietnamese
13/20
20 Cosmo Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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The décor evokes the exotic civility of French colonial Southeast Asia; entrées are a celebration of interesting flavors. More...

McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant Seafood
13/20
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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A restaurant in Ghirardelli Square with an encyclopedic seafood menu and panoramic views of the waterfront and San Francisco Bay. More...

MKT Restaurant – Bar California
14/20
Dining Room at MKT Restaurant – Bar, San Francisco, CA Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

A traditional yet modern space for California-inspired cuisine at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. More...

The Oak Room American
13/20
The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Old-fashioned hotel dining at The Westin St. Francis. More...

Palio d'Asti Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Palio d 640 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Sleek Italian eatery has good house-made antipasti, crisp brick oven-fired pizzas and baked eggplant Parmigiana. More...

Paragon Restaurant American
13/20
Dining Room at Paragon Restaurant, San Francisco, CA 701 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Classy venue near AT&T Park serving American brasserie fare. More...

Park Chalet Brewpub
13/20
Dining Room at Park Chalet, San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park
1000 Great Hwy.
San Francisco, CA 94121

Locals sip house-brewed beers to live music on the wind-sheltered lawn of this coastal beer garden and restaurant on the outskirts of Golden Gate Park. More...

Le P'tit Laurent French
14/20
Dining Room at Le P 699 Chenery St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
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Le P’tit Laurent offers well-prepared, old-fashioned French cooking. More...

Top of the Mark California
13/20
Dining Room at Top of the Mark, San Francisco, CA InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
1 Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Striking 360-degree panoramas are only part of the story at this classic, romantic rooftop retreat. More...

TRACE California
14/20
Dining Room at TRACE, San Francisco, CA W San Francisco
181 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Stylish restaurant designed to evoke San Francisco's famous fog and city grid. More...

Wayfare Tavern American
13/20
Dining Room at Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco, CA 558 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Nostalgic American cuisine in the FiDi from Food Network chef Tyler Florence. More...

Zingari Ristorante Italian
14/20
The Donatello
501 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Upscale restaurant in The Donatello hotel serving northern Italian cuisine. More...


MARIN COUNTY

Boca Tavern American
14/20
340 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
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One of Marin’s best-designed restaurants is also a destination for its seasonal menu featuring wood-grilled meats and seafood, farm fresh vegetables and American classics. More...

El Paseo Steakhouse
14/20
The Paseo
17 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Dramatic chop house featuring upscale American comfort food, owned by celebrity chef Tyler Florence and rock star Sammy Hagar. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
Corte Madera Town Center
223 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Homemade breads and satisfying Italian cuisine are the draws at this chain restaurant with its large, bustling dining room and attractive outdoor dining patio. More...

Insalata's Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Insalata 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Chef-owner Heidi Krahling's Mediterranean fare is some of the most exciting in Marin County. More...

Left Bank French
14/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Larkspur, CA Blue Rock Inn
507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Roland Passot's elegant Left Bank delivers satisfying cuisine of the sort that a French grand-mère would cook. More...

Murray Circle California
No Rating
Dining Room at Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA Cavallo Point - The Lodge at the Golden Gate
601 Murray Cir.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Murray Circle features gourmet California cuisine in a historic setting with striking views. More...

Nick's Cove Seafood
13/20
23240 Hwy. 1
Marshall, CA 94940
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This charmingly restored roadhouse way out on Tomales Bay is worth the drive. More...

Rickey's American
13/20
Inn Marin
250 Entrada Dr.
Novato, CA 94949
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Hidden inside Marin's “greenest” hotel, Rickey's offers both comfortable indoor dining and a poolside experience reminiscent of a resort. More...

The Trident Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at The Trident, Sausalito, CA 558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Take in the view at this mainstay seaside restaurant. More...


EAST BAY

Bridges Restaurant & Bar California
14/20
44 Church St.
Danville, CA 94526
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California cuisine, some of it with a pronounced Asian influence. More...

Faz Danville Mediterranean
14/20
600 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
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Thoughtfully prepared Mediterranean fare is offered in a picturesque setting. More...

Faz Pleasanton Mediterranean
14/20
5121 Hopyard Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Wood-fired meats, roasted vegetables and more. More...

FIVE Modern American
No Rating
Dining Room at FIVE, Berkeley, CA Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Authentically retro-chic Berkeley dining room plays host to a thoughtful farm-to-table menu. More...

Horatio's Seafood
13/20
60 Monarch Bay Dr.
San Leandro, CA 94577
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Offering seafood in the San Leandro Marina since 1971. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
1430 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine including a wide array of bakery items and desserts in this chic but relaxed locale. More...

Kincaid's Bayhouse Seafood
13/20
1 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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Pacific Ocean vistas accentuate a varied seafood-driven menu. More...

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, Oakland, CA 1520 Lakeside Dr.
Oakland, CA 94612

A prize waterfront location, historic building and vibrant atmosphere give this friendly seafood restaurant, bar and grill multifaceted appeal. More...

Lark Creek Walnut Creek American
14/20
Dining Room at Lark Creek Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA 1360 Locust St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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A warm, sophisticated Lark Creek property featuring the group's inviting farm-to-table American cuisine. More...

Pican Southern
13/20
Dining Room at Pican, Oakland, CA 2295 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
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Sparkling Southern-style cuisine in a glamorous Oakland setting. More...

Skates on the Bay Seafood
12/20
100 Seawall Dr.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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This Berkeley restaurant has a striking view of the bay. More...

Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Spenger 1919 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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An East Bay seafood landmark rich in history and charm. More...

Trader Vic's Polynesian
13/20
9 Anchor Dr.
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Exotic flavors in food and drink transport guests to exotic lands for a fun evening. More...

Yankee Pier Lafayette Seafood
13/20
Lafayette Mercantile Building
3593 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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A family-friendly, bright and bustling seafood house with New England flair. More...

PENINSULA

Cetrella Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at Cetrella, Half Moon Bay, CA 845 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Charming coastal restaurant that touts a warm, inviting ambience and serves sophisticated-yet-playful cuisine. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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For upscale Italian cuisine and weekend brunch in downtown Palo Alto. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
327 Lorton Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
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A cozy locale with a touch of sophistication, Il Fornaio offers traditional Italian cuisine. More...

Kincaid's Bayhouse Seafood
13/20
60 Bayview Place
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Classic steakhouse with creative preparations. More...

LB Steak Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at LB Steak, Menlo Park, CA 898 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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LB Steak updates classic steakhouse favorites. More...

Left Bank French
13/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Menlo Park, CA 635 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Classic French brasserie dishes make Left Bank a popular spot for lunch, dinner and an extended happy hour. More...

Mezzaluna Italian
14/20
459 Prospect Way
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Enjoy wood-fired pizza and decadent seafood pastas at this attractive Italian restaurant. More...

Moonraker California
13/20
Best Western Plus Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
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Pacifica eatery with prime views and California cuisine. More...

Quattro Restaurant & Bar Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Quattro Restaurant & Bar, East Palo Alto, CA Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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East Palo Alto enclave appropriate for a power breakfast, elegant lunch or upscale dinner. More...

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