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The 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants for Fall 2014

The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

Flour + Water — Mission

The dining room at Flour + Water in the Mission

Simple but impressive Italian draws crowds to this cozy neighborhood spot — but be prepared to stand in line.

Recommended dish: Pappardelle with braised oxtail.

Review and rating of Flour + Water restaurant in the Mission

Hog Island Oyster Co. — Embarcadero

The dining room at Hog Island Oyster Co. in Embarcadero

The San Francisco Ferry Building provides a serene, second home for this celebrated, sustainable oyster company from Tomales Bay.

Recommended dish: Creamy Manila clam chowder.

Review and rating of Hog Island Oyster Co. in Embarcadero

House of Prime Rib — Van Ness

The dining room at House of Prime Rib on Van Ness

This is prime rib central, with cuts to accommodate all appetites complemented by traditional trimmings.

Recommended dish: Prime rib with mashed potatoes and brown gravy.

Review and rating of House of Prime Rib on Van Ness

La Ciccia — Noe Valley

The dining room at La Ciccia in Noe Valley

Viva La Ciccia! Locals happily fatten up on Massimiliano Conti's rich, fresh Sardinian food.

Recommended dish: "Spaghittusu" pressed with bottarga.

Review and rating of La Ciccia restaurant in Noe Valley

Locanda — Mission

The dining room at Locanda in the Mission

This venture from the couple that brought San Francisco Delfina and Pizzeria Delfina delights with a decadent spin on Roman food.

Recommended dish: Bucatini all'amatriciana.

Review and rating of Locanda restaurant in the Mission

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