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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Ippudo, on the blurred line between the FiDi and SoMa, is the first SF location of a popular international ramen chain.
The Grubbies serves sushi box lunches from a window on Sacramento Street in the Financial District.
Come to Kokkari Estiatorio in the Financial District to feel like a big shot. Maybe even throw on a suit and tie. It's a Greek temple of lamb.
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Iron Horse Cocktails
Walking into Iron Horse Cocktails for a drink is a good escape from the shopping and crowds close by in Union Square.
Causwells is a much-needed brunch spot in the Marina, that works well any time of day. Especially since the burger is always on the menu.
Homage Ltd. is a small fast-casual spot in the Financial District with great salads and tartines for a workday lunch.
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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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