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The 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants for Fall 2014

MKT in Union Square, one of GAYOT's 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants for Fall 2014

The Best San Francisco Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

While tourists flock to San Francisco during the summer months only to be bogged down by thick layers of fog, locals know that autumn offers some of the best weather for exploring the city. Get a taste of the Bay Area's rich culinary scene with GAYOT's guide to the top restaurants from Menlo Park to the Mission. This fall, take time to celebrate the diversity of San Francisco, which offers an overabundance of excellent restaurants, whether they be low-key ramen houses, neighborhood Italian eateries or hyper-modern bastions of haute-cuisine. Presented in alphabetical order, here are GAYOT's 25 best restaurants to eat at, right now.

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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

Atelier Crenn — Marina

The dining room at Atelier Crenn in the Marina

Dominique Crenn's whimsical restaurant is a creative culinary adventure.

Recommended dish: The chef's grand tasting menu.

Review and rating of Atelier Crenn in the Marina


Aziza — Richmond District

A delicate dessert from Aziza in the Richmond District

Aziza keeps things slow and romantic with their California-inspired Moroccan cuisine.

Recommended dish: Paine Farm squab.

Review and rating of Aziza restaurant in the Richmond District


Causwells — Marina

The dining room at Causwells in the Marina

Young hipsters pack this shared-plate restaurant adjoining the Presidio Theatre.

Recommended dish: Pilsner-brined chicken.

Review and rating of Causwells restaurant in the Marina


Commonwealth — Mission

The dining room at Commonwealth in the Mission

Former Bar Tartine chef Jason Fox's inventive and relatively affordable tasting menu has a warm, welcoming home in the Mission.

Recommended dish: Cedar-grilled pork shoulder with nettles, Fuji apples and miso.

Review and rating of Commonwealth restaurant in the Mission


El Techo de Lolinda — Mission

Rooftop dining at El Techo de Lolinda in the Mission

Locals like to "meat and greet" at this rooftop bar and eatery above a popular Argentinian-style steakhouse.

Recommended dish: Braised pork sopes with black beans, guacamole and chipotle honey.

Review and rating of El Techo de Lolinda restaurant in the Mission


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