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The 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants for Fall 2014

The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

Park Tavern — Telegraph Hill

The exterior of Park Tavern in Telegraph Hill

A stately tavern adjacent to Washington Square Park, Park Tavern showcases the creative talents of chef Jennifer Puccio.

Recommended dish: Grilled pork chop with cranberry bean and sweet pepper ragoût.

Review and rating of Park Tavern in Telegraph Hill


Prospect — SoMa

The dining room at Prospect in SoMa

Nancy Oakes' venture offers sophisticated contemporary fare on the first floor of a luxury condominium tower.

Recommended dish: Porcini gnocchi with crispy prosciutto.

Review and rating of Prospect restaurant in SoMa


Ramen Shop — Oakland

The dining room at Ramen Shop in Oakland

Ramen Shop is a hot-ticket Oakland ramen restaurant with serious local foodie cred.

Recommended dish: Vegetarian ramen with salt-cured egg.

Review and rating of Ramen Shop in Oakland


Restaurant Mitsunobu — Menlo Park

The dining room at Restaurant Mitsunobu in Menlo Park

Mitsunobu styles Japanese cuisine with California influences, suitable for a power lunch or formal dinner.

Recommended dish: Smoked firefly squid.

Review and rating of Restaurant Mitsunobu in Menlo Park


Rich Table — Hayes Valley

The dining room at Rich Table in Hayes Valley

The California-current cuisine here comes from a husband-and-wife team of veteran chefs.

Recommended dish: Pork Bolognese with housemade pasta.

Review and rating of Rich Table restaurant in Hayes Valley


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