The Vault, a new spot from the people behind Trestle in the basement of the Bank of America building in FiDi, feels like it’s part of a private club, one where briefcases outnumber people when it’s busy. The food comes in small portions that are good for when you don’t want dinner or drinks to drag on longer than your weekly conference call about phone etiquette. We like the short rib with Cowgirl Creamery cheese foam, but if you’re here with someone you know pretty well, order a few more cocktails before you go for the chicken nuggets and compare childhood stories about hitting McDonald’s after soccer practice.
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Bix is an old-school American place down an alley in Jackson Square that feels like an old teamster clubhouse.
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The Station SF
The Station SF is a coffee shop on the edge of the FiDi with a full food menu and strong WiFi.
Head to Il Pollaio in North Beach for a casual weeknight dinner and make sure to get the chargrilled chicken.
Long Bridge Pizza Co.
Long Bridge Pizza Co. is a neighborhood restaurant in the Dogpatch that makes great sourdough pizza.
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Boulette's Larder does one thing, and it does it damn well: classy breakfast. Bring your mom for killer eggs and a nice view.
Trestle is a go-to date night restaurant - simple food, upbeat surroundings, and a streamlined menu will get the job done.
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