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Ancora is a buzzy restaurant that highlights local seafood with the same laser focus we imagine Rihanna dedicates to her evening skin care routine. A night at this upscale Mission spot—which has tiny fish painted all over the walls to really drive home the nautical theme—should most definitely involve their pan con tomate topped with salty SF anchovies and bright green plankton tagliolini in a decadent caviar and leek fondue sauce. And don’t miss the show-stopping halibut, which is presented like a rack of lamb and comes with a smoky seafood sausage and chermoula. Everything from the appetizers to the heartier entrées are simply and beautifully executed, making this a place that works just as well for an impromptu pre-dinner snack and glass of wine at the bar, as it does for a date night you plan a couple of weeks out. 

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