Eating At The Bar

Top rated spots

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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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8.9
Julia Chen
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8.9

Rintaro

Julia Chen
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SF Review

Pie Punks

For excellent round, grandma, and Detroit-style pies, head to this casual pizza spot in SoMa.

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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 Review

Slug Bar

Slug in Downtown Oakland is Snail Bar's sibling natural wine bar—expect a DJ booth, a bottle shop in back, and a seasonal food menu that shines.

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8.0

SF Review

Bar Crudo

Bar Crudo in NoPa is a seafood spot that's ideal for date nights and Happy Hour.

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8.5

SF Review

Handroll Project

The temaki-focused spot in the Mission is an exciting and laidback spinoff from the Ju-Ni people, with the same high-quality fish for about half the cost.

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7.5

SF Review

Scopo Divino

Come to Scopo Divino in Lower Pacific Heights for wine and live music in a space that looks like an old-timey living room.

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SF Review

Odin

Odin is a mezcalería near Oakland's Jack London Square with an impressive collection of agave spirits and light, bright Mexican food by Tacos El Precioso.

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7.1

SF Review

Sorella

Sorella is an Italian restaurant in Nob Hill with solid pastas that attract the fleece vest-wearing crowd.

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SF Review

Taksim

Taksim is a high-end restaurant in SoMa serving creative, contemporary Turkish cuisine.

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SF Review

Bottle Club Pub

Bottle Club Pub is a retro-themed bar near Union Square with a huge collection of vintage ceramic whiskey decanters.

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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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8.3

SF Review

La Mar

La Mar is a Peruvian restaurant near the Ferry Building that feels like a waterfront party with ceviche, empanadas, and slow-cooked pork shanks cooked with aji panca.

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SF Review

Boulevard

Boulevard is a fine dining American restaurant with a set menu and a dining room that looks straight out of the Belle Époque.

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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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7.2

SF Review

Il Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar

Il Casaro is an Italian spot in the Castro we rely on for weeknight dinners and Happy Hours. Their Neapolitan pizzas are solid, but sometimes inconsistent.

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SF Review

Jikasei Mensho

Mensho Tokyo's more casual outpost in the Twitter building is home to fantastic ramen with miso-based broth.

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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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8.9

SF Review

Ken

Ken is a six-seat omakase counter in Lower Haight that feels like a dinner party filled with flawless fish.

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SF Review

Marlowe

Marlowe is a reliable SoMa spot with plenty of cocktails and a fantastic burger.

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SF Review

Sushi Shio

Sushi Shio is a Japanese sushi spot in the Mission specializing in omakase.