Wayfare might have the best bread basket in the city - it involves free popovers that are a revelation. The old-school Financial District spot is one of the only SF restaurants with a “celebrity” (aka has a Food Network show) chef, and it’s a great place for special occasions or client lunches or dinners that you’ll be expensing. This is comfort food done right - think fried chicken, deviled eggs, and mac and cheese. Wear stretchy pants.
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Royal Exchange is a lively bar in the Financial District with a full menu, seating for groups, and a lot of beers on tap, great for after work.
Maritime Wine Tasting Studio
Maritime Wine Tasting Studio on the edge of the Financial District serves affordable wine tasting flights in a relaxed space.
The Vault in the Financial District has great small plates and cocktails - come here after work with a few friends or some clients.
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Straw serves carnival-inspired food (like a burger with donuts for buns) in Hayes Valley. We like the omelets and scrambles here,
Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
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Leo’s Oyster Bar
Leo’s Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an ’80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it’s in the Financial District.
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