20 "Birthdays" restaurants in San Francisco.
Zuni Cafe in the Civic Center is still an icon, and it sits firmly at the top of our list of favorite restaurants in this town.
The most fun expensive-as-hell meal in town. Viva California. Viva Californios.
Foreign Cinema in the Mission is a San Francisco classic for brunch, and dinner is solid too.
Japanese fusion that doesn’t suck at Nomica in the Castro. And some traditional stuff too.
Gary Danko is a taste of a fancier, older San Francisco you're probably not used to. Fortunately, it's a very delicious taste.
Alba Ray’s is a Cajun spot in the Mission that will trick you into thinking you’re in New Orleans.
Meet Terzo, your utility player restaurant. It’s hard to go wrong at this Cow Hollow bistro.
Gather in Berkeley does great pizzas in a space that feels relaxed (if aggressively rustic).
An Oakland original brings its A-game to the Mission. Hawker Fare is a restaurant we find ourselves at again and again.
The Mexican Mission favorite is now in a bigger, brighter, crazier-looking space. Come and eat some carnitas at Loló.
Don't come with your torches and pitchforks, but, dare we say...Delfina is not that exciting?
Leopold’s is San Francisco’s German-Austrian party cabin in Russian Hill. Most importantly: you can drink beer out of a giant glass boot.