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San Francisco/Bay Area Restaurants - Review Guide

Hog Island Oyster Co., one of GAYOT's 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants
The 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants
Locals know that autumn offers some of the best weather for exploring San Francisco. This fall, celebrate the diversity of the Bay Area, from low-key ramen houses to neighborhood Italian eateries to hyper-modern bastions of haute cuisine.

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The Commissary, a concept from from chef-restaurateur Traci Des Jardins, is one of the Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area
Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in San Francisco
Looking for a new dining destination in the San Francisco/Bay Area? GAYOT's list is constantly being updated to spotlight the hottest new restaurants in town.

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La Urbana is among the new San Francisco restaurants that have opened recently
New Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area
Find many more San Francisco restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.

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Closed Restaurant Reviews
They might be gone, but they're not forgotten. Browse through our closed restaurant database for San Francisco to reminisce about your favorite eateries from the past. Alma, we'll miss you.


Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.

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