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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One of the better lunch options in the Financial District, get Heyday into your midday rotation.
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.
Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
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Gary Danko is a taste of a fancier, older San Francisco you’re probably not used to. Fortunately, it’s a very delicious taste.
Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
Located right on the edge of Richmond, Park Chalet serves cheap beer they brew themselves and has a great oyster Happy Hour.
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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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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