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9.4

State Bird Provisions

Julia Chen
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8.6

Foreign Cinema

Will Kamensky
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8.5

Handroll Project

Julia Chen
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8.0

Hog Island Oyster Bar

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7.1

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Bix

Bix is an old-school American restaurant in Jackson Square that feels like time-traveling back to a 1930s nightclub.

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8.5

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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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Hi Felicia

Hi Felicia is a fine dining restaurant in Uptown Oakland that’s the opposite of pretentious, with a warm energy that feels just like a dinner party.

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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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Top Dog

Berkeley’s Top Dog is an institution: an anarchist hole-in-the-wall that serves incredible hot dogs late into the night.

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Cheese Board Pizza

Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley does only one type of pizza every day. It tends to be kind of unusual, but it’s always worth the long wait.

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Mr. Pollo

Mr. Pollo is a tiny tasting menu restaurant in the Mission unlike anything else in the city.

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Louie’s Gen-Gen Room

Louie’s Gen-Gen Room is the adult version of breakfast for dinner.

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Lazy Bear

A 40-seat, communal tasting menu that’s an awesome experience overall. This is fine dining for young people.

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Sir and Star at The Olema

Sir and Star is one of the best dining experiences in Northern California. Get your ass out to the hunting lodge in Olema.

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Cala

The seafood and vegetable-focused Mexican food at Cala is some of the best in San Francisco.

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Cockscomb

Cockscomb in SoMa is not a spot for vegetarians, or picky eaters. But if you’re on a carnivorous quest, you’re in for an experience.

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The Progress

The Progress, on Fillmore, is a great time and a good scene, with excellent food.

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Suppenküche

Suppenküche has San Francisco's best German food on a corner in Hayes Valley. Hope you're ready for some Jägerschnitzel.

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Benu

You've probably heard about Benu and its 16 courses. But is it worth it? Here's what goes down.

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Namu Gaji

Namu Gaji is running a menu of Korean-Japanese science experiments in the Mission. Some work, some don’t.

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Nojo

Nojo is a great example of our favorite type of restaurant: excellent food and easy to get into.

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Back A Yard

Back A Yard is one of our top cheap eats hangs in the Bay Area.

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Pushkin

Pushkin is a Russian spot in the Financial District with great palmeni and pirojki.

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Russian Rennaisance Restaurant

Renaissance is a huge Russian spot in the Richmond that’s great for big groups.