The best dinners that $30 will buy you around SF.
October 11, 2018
Bar Gemini is a natural wine bar in the Mission that serves excellent food from the Ernest team.
September 28, 2023
Beretta’s excellent Italian small plates and cocktails are on offer at this second Divisadero location.
September 15, 2023
20 Spot is a great, laid-back wine bar in the Mission.
August 31, 2023
Kothai is serving up Korean-Thai small plates and noodle dishes in a fun space.
June 13, 2023
Moku Yakitori-Ya is an izakaya in the Richmond serving perfectly charred yakitori in a tiny space.
April 12, 2023
Ilcha is a modern Korean restaurant in the Marina serving drinking snacks like fried chicken and hot pots.
March 23, 2023
Bar Sprezzatura is an over-the-top bar in the Financial District with cicchetti and excellent spritzes and negronis.
January 17, 2023
When you want to pair excellent ramen with izakaya standards like agedashi tofu, Coco’s Ramen in Bernal Heights is the answer.
November 22, 2022
Tasca Tasca is a tapas restaurant in Sonoma with an all-Portuguese wine list.
September 15, 2022
LaSalette is a small Portuguese restaurant in Sonoma that's perfect for a casual lunch with friends.
Avow is a three-story restaurant in Napa, but we're partial to the rooftop bar.
September 14, 2022
Zuzu is a lively tapas restaurant in Napa on the waterfront.
La Taberna is a Spanish place in Napa where you should get some excellent pintxos and a glass of albariño.
Bansang is a Korean restaurant in Fillmore with small plates that we gravitate toward for special but laidback dinners.
August 12, 2022
Le Fantastique is a seafood, wine, and audio bar serving beautifully presented food that we feel lukewarm about.
August 9, 2022
Snail Bar is a small natural wine bar in Oakland Temescal with excellent constantly-changing small plates, like arepas, crudos, crudités, and escargot.
August 1, 2022
Bottle Club Pub is a retro-themed bar near Union Square with a huge collection of vintage ceramic whiskey decanters.
June 24, 2022
Rintaro in the Mission feels like an izakaya utopia filled with flawless yakitori and other fantastic Japanese small plates.
May 18, 2022
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.
May 17, 2022
Eiji in the Castro is one of the best low-key sushi spots around.
March 23, 2022
Loló in the Mission is a fun Mexican spot with great margaritas that’s ideal for a weeknight dinner.
January 14, 2022
A lowkey Russian Hill wine bar with excellent meat and cheese.
Meet Terzo, your utility player restaurant. It’s hard to go wrong at this Cow Hollow bistro.
Leo’s Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an ’80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it’s in the Financial District.
A fairly corporate Financial District Japanese spot that's perfectly suited to dinner with your boss.