Hayz Dog is a counter-service spot in Hayes Valley that’s all about hot dogs with creative toppings. There are also lots of vegan and vegetarian options.
September 15, 2023
Mr. Digby’s is a chill cocktail bar and restaurant serving hearty American comfort food.
August 23, 2023
Firefly is a homey restaurant in Noe Valley serving delicious American comfort food. It doubles as a relaxed date spot.
Hi-Way Burger & Fry in Noe Valley serves excellent burgers for under $10.
Maillards is a smashburger stand at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market. They're serving some of the crispiest patties in town.
August 10, 2023
Blue Barn is a counter-service spot in Russian Hill that makes solid salads and sandwiches.
August 9, 2023
The Snug is a wood-filled, two-story bar in Pacific Heights with excellent cocktails.
Quik Dog is a hot dog place operating out of Trick Dog in the Mission.
July 26, 2023
Lazy Bear is a fine dining tasting menu spot that leans hard into an outdoorsy vintage camp theme—it makes dinner at this Mission restaurant a lot of fun.
July 25, 2023
Lower Pacific Heights
Mattina is a Lower Pacific Heights cafe and restaurant that’s ideal for coffee and a light bite.
July 13, 2023
Mama’s On Washington Square is a solid breakfast and lunch place in North Beach. It’s a bit touristy, but always hits the spot.
June 30, 2023
You want the Chez Panisse farm-to-table experience, without shelling out $175 per person? The upstairs cafe is the answer.
June 21, 2023
Chez Panisse is the farm-to-table legend that’s still holding it down. Dinner at the Berkeley institution is lovely, if predictable at times.
Anomaly is a pop-up-turned-restaurant in Lower Pacific Heights serving a “post modern” 10-course fine dining meal.
June 13, 2023
Wooden Spoon is a casual brunch spot in Duboce Triangle serving American morning classics with the occasional Swedish twist.
June 8, 2023
The Castro restaurant steak, burgers, and wine has one of the best garden patios in the city.
Frances serves up one of the best renditions of seasonal new-American cuisine in the Castro.
Palmetto is a vibey bar and restaurant in downtown Oakland with great drinks and solid American-ish food.
June 2, 2023
Wayfare Tavern is the Financial District power lunch destination with charming British pub energy. Don’t expect much from the food.
May 3, 2023
Pearl 6101 in the Richmond is a cozy Mediterranean restaurant and bar you’ll never want to leave.
April 18, 2023
We could eat at State Bird Provisions five nights in a row and never get bored—that’s because the Fillmore spot makes the most creative small plates in the city.
April 12, 2023
Cassava’s new North Beach location is home to a seasonal prix fixe dinner served in a swanky space.
April 11, 2023
Surisan is a solid Korean American brunch and dinner spot near Fisherman’s Wharf from the people behind Kitchen Story.
March 23, 2023
Portal is an American restaurant near Oakland's Lake Merritt that's ideal for brunch on a spacious patio.
March 21, 2023
Lower Nob Hill
Liholiho Yacht Club in Lower Nob Hill is a celebration restaurant filled with punchy, creative dishes that are in their own class.
February 27, 2023