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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Onigilly, in the Financial District, specializes in Japanese rice balls. It’s a good place for a quick lunch.
Homage in the Financial District serves a regularly changing menu of food sourced from local farms.
Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
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Louie’s is a bar in the Financial District that feels like a nice dive. Watch games and eat bar bites or full meals in this brick wall establishment.
The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
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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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