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9.4

State Bird Provisions

Julia Chen
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9.0

San Ho Won

Julia Chen
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9.0

Besharam

Lani Conway
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9.0

Mister Jiu’s

Will Kamensky
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9.0
Will Kamensky

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SF Review

Wilfred’s Lounge

Wilfred’s Lounge in Napa is a "modern tiki bar" with strong cocktails and spam sliders.

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SF Review

Norman Rose Tavern

Norman Rose Tavern in Napa is somewhere between a sports bar and a wine bar in the best way possible.

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SF Review

Ristorante Allegria

Ristorante Allegria serves fresh pasta in an old bank building that's perfect for big groups.

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SF Review

C Casa

C Casa is an ideal place in Napa for a tequila flight and tacos with a buzzy feel.

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SF Review

Bistro Don Giovanni

Make a reservation at Bistro Don Giovanni to eat excellent homemade pasta with vineyard views.

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SF Review

Bar Agricole

Go to Bar Agricole in SoMa for small-batch spirits and a menu of small plates inspired by the seasons.

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8.6

SF Review

Bodega SF

For impressive Northern Vietnamese dishes punched up with unexpected surprises, come to Bodega SF in the Tenderloin.

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7.8

SF Review

Shuggie's

Shuggie's uses blemished and surplus produce and meat off-cuts in their pizzas to reduce food waste. Not every dish is a hit, but this Mission spot with the funhouse-like dining room is a conversation starter.

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SF Guide

The Best SF Restaurants For A Birthday Dinner

19 places to ring in another trip around the sun.

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SF Review

PPQ Dungeness Island

PPQ Dungeness Island is a Vietnamese spot in the Richmond with whole roasted crabs, garlic noodles, and more excellent seafood dishes.

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8.5

SF Review

Thanh Long

You come to Thanh Long, a Sunset institution, for whole roast crab and the most iconic garlic noodles in the city.

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8.5

SF Review

Good Good Culture Club

Good Good Culture Club in the Mission combines a range of cuisines to create original and flawlessly executed dishes you won’t find anywhere else.

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9.0

SF Review

Besharam

Besharam is a vegetarian Gujarati restaurant in the Dogpatch where originality shines. Think blue cheese parathas, Impossible kebabs covered in garlicky pea shoots, and pani puri with actual gin in the tamarind-mint water.

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7.9

SF Review

Kaiyō Rooftop

Kaiyō Rooftop is a trendy SoMa rooftop bar with views of downtown, lots of cocktails, and great Peruvian-Japanese dishes if you get hungry.

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9.0

SF Review

San Ho Won

San Ho Won is an upscale Korean restaurant in the Mission with galbi that’s flat-out memorable—just like a dinner here.

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SF Review

Pomet

Pomet is a literal farm-to-table restaurant in Oakland, from the people behind K&J Orchards.

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7.0

SF Review

Ace Wasabi Rock-N-Roll Sushi

Come to Ace Wasabi in the Marina with big groups for a trendy scene and solid sushi.

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8.6

SF Review

Omakase

Come to this lively, aptly-named SoMa spot for some of the best omakase in town.

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9.4

SF Review

State Bird Provisions

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.

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SF Review

Delfina

Don't come with your torches and pitchforks, but, dare we say...Delfina is not that exciting?