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181 3rd St. (Howard St.) Send to Phone
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Stylish restaurant designed to evoke San Francisco's famous fog and city grid.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Entertainment: Live DJ Sat.-Sun.
  • Full bar

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Dining room at TRACE, San Francisco, CA

TRACE Restaurant Review

: In 2011, San Francisco’s stylish W hotel unveiled a multi-million-dollar reconception of its restaurant, bars and ground floor lobby. Inside TRACE (formerly XYZ), designer Stanley Saitowitz has cleverly created a décor with traces of San Francisco everywhere. Intimate spaces segment the expansive dining room, with wood, lattice-like screens meant to evoke the city’s street grid. The grid pattern is repeated in the placemats and multihued, chunky carpet squares. The city’s world-famous fog is evidenced in white dots that subtly cover the expanse of windows that lines one wall, and gray, sheer, iridescent drapes that offer privacy for those seated at cubical banquettes. Former executive chef Paul Piscopo has left the restaurant, and has been replaced by Jason Rea. The menu showcases locally and sustainably produced ingredients. Dishes have included silky braised lamb shank over fettuccine infused with fennel pollen. A velvety Terra Firma Farms delicata squash soup contains a whimsical bacon relish at its center. Desserts are hearty; try the strawberries topped with a sturdy oatmeal streusel and oat ice cream. Wines are eco-friendly, with many biodynamic choices.

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