The 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants for Summer 2014

Mason Pacific | Nob Hill
Mason Pacific restaurant in Nob Hill

Every summer, San Francisco comes alive with culinary possibilities, both new and old. There are the neighborhood standbys, of course, but the refreshing summer season tends to call for something a bit more exciting. So dive into Eastern European fare deep in the Mission, carouse over bay views and New Orleans-themed plates from a Slanted Door alum, then make your way to Berkeley for some of the city’s best regional Mexican fare. Summer is here. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in San Francisco to eat at, right now.

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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

A16 RockridgeOakland

A16 Rockridge | Oakland

Oakland’s sister restaurant to San Francisco’s A16 serves up inventive Italian fare.

Recommended dish: Neapolitan-style pizza.

Review and rating of A16 Rockridge restaurant in Oakland.

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AQ Restaurant & BarSoMa

AQ Restaurant & Bar | SoMa

The restaurant’s sleek décor changes seasonally, as does its menu.

Recommended dish: Cured local sturgeon.

Review and rating of AQ Restaurant & Bar in SoMa.

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Bar AgricoleSoMa

Bar Agricole | SoMa

With inventive food, creative cocktails and modern décor, Bar Agricole is a stylish hideaway.

Restaurant tip: Grab one of the first-rate cocktails from the bar, which rely almost exclusively on organic ingredients.

Review and rating of Bar Agricole restaurant in SoMa.

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Bar TartineMission

Bar Tartine | Mission

This romantic Mission restaurant turns out Eastern European cuisine.

Recommended dish: Gulyas (brisket, wine, caraway broth, whole-wheat bread and marrow).

Review and rating of Bar Tartine restaurant in the Mission.

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Boxing RoomHayes Valley

Boxing Room | Hayes Valley

Boxing Room satisfies with its modern friendliness and dedication to traditional New Orleans and Southern Louisiana fare.

Restaurant tip: A “plate lunch special” offers value with an entrée, side, dessert and beverage for $15.

Review and rating of Boxing Room restaurant in Hayes Valley.

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