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The Hit ListSan Francisco

Mister Jiu’s, Al’s Place, Commis, Now on The Resy Hit List


The Golden State is sinking threes. Banquet style plays in the city, Dominique Crenn takes over Netflix and chill, plus a daytime Emmy for Manresa. Because you know the drill, it’s Resy Hit List time. Here’s the best of the Bay. Swish.
1/Mister Jiu’s
Because grab a seat around the lazy Susan, SF is all about banquet-style dining. Five-courses of Chef Brandon Jiu’s ode to Chinatown with a Cali-nod. Think sizzling rice soup with a rock shrimp upgrade or Dungeness crab peanut noodles FTW. Pro-tip: Grab a drink at the bar, happiness equals a gin and jasmine cocktail. // Chinatown. (415) 857-9688.
2/Al’s Place
Because hold the presses, burrata just hit the menu. It’s al fresco season people and Al knows how to throw a garden party, AKA there’s a new heated outdoor area dedicated to walk-ins. P.S. the local Dungeness crab is back. #bringyourbib // Mission. (415) 416-6136.

Because there are so many choices in a day, but only one to make tonight. Ahead of the Oakland scene since ’09, Chef Syhabout rolls out an eight-course tasting menu that boasts two Michelin stars. Expect the unexpected and a wine list to end all wine lists. // Oakland. Book Now at Commis.

4/The Progress
Because the hunt for the city’s perfect michelada is over. Banquet-style farm fresh is the idea with a killer wine list and cocktail program for the full enchilada. Plus, check out The Workshop, a private dining space nestled upstairs between State Bird and The Progress with events open to the public. // Western Addition. (415) 673-1294.

5/Izakaya Rintaro
Because Chef Sylvan Brackett nails breakfast for dinner. The off-menu dashimaki tamago or Japanese omelet is made in a copper tamagoyaki pan with golden yolk Kaki farm eggs. Start with a scramble, end with the foot-made udon. You read that right. Stay tuned for the Behind the Line. // Mission. Book Now at Izakaya Rintaro

6/Petit Crenn
Because two Michelin stars and an episode on Chef’s Table is major for any chef. The Hayes Valley go-to restaurant is a playful nod to her French upbringing with casual vibes. Parisienne gnocchi case in point. The menu rotates daily so pull up a seat at the Chef’s Counter for the real deal. // Hayes Valley. Book Now at Petit Crenn

Because an Emmy for Chef David Kinch’s Mind of a Chef episode only solidifies the South Bay’s culinary jewel. Reborn from the ashes and with a sister bakery across the street, the Silicon Valley restaurant is worth the commute. Don’t forget a vanilla caramel for the ride home… or a fist full.  // Los Gatos. (408) 354-4330.

Because the third restaurant from Oakland powerhouse Charlie Hallowell (Pizzaiolo, Boot & Shoe Service) is aces. Spice-forward and an ample cocktail selection, Piedmont avenue is looking sexy AF. Pro tip: Oysters and martinis make you happy. Straight up or on the rocks. // Oakland. (510) 444-1649.

9/Ramen Shop
Because mix Chez Panisse with Japanese cuisine and you get a line around the block. The fried rice is always on point, but the main attraction is the ramen. In-house noodles deliver a bite and the rich broth packs the flavor. By the end of the bowl, you’ll say kaedama. // Oakland. (510) 788-6370.

10/Hog Island
Because while the sun’s out, book a picnic table on the coast and get the grill hot. Haven’t tried barbecued oysters? You’re in for a treat. Hog Island offers a chipotle bourbon butter to take it to the next level. Or keep it simple with a squeeze of lemon. Slurps up. // Marshall. (415) 663-9218.