Home of everything from the tech renaissance to the Slow Food movement, the City by the Bay has always been ahead of the curve. The same can be said of its restaurants. Whether you’re digging into the masa croquetas at Cala or picking up a scoop of fior di latte soft serve topped with hot pepper pineapples from Tartine’s Manufactory, you’ll be wowed by innovation. You know what time it is: the Resy Hit List SF is up, so take a knee.
Because San Francisco’s culinary jewel has a beautiful space to match. From soft serve ice cream to a killer porchetta sandwich, Tartine Manufactory does not miss a beat. Wheat-free peanut marshmallow cookies? Yup, it just got real. // Mission. (415) 757-0007.
Because The Morris does the neighborhood right, in a space that has changed from one industry favorite to the next. Wine plays heavy as the owner, Paul Einbund, is also the sommelier. Add Coi alumni Gavin Schmidt to the kitchen, and you’ve got a double whammy. // Mission. Book now at The Morris.
Because chef Kim Alter is at the helm, which means that whole-animal butchery and Cali fresh will be on the weekly rotating tasting menu. With the Linden Room next door, Nightbird is bound to be a good time. // Hayes Valley. (415) 829-7565.
Because a touch of glamour and flawless paella is a hot ticket. The Absinthe Group’s latest endeavor, Bellota, has all of the bells, whistles, and expertly mixed cocktails needed for an unforgettable night. // SoMa. (415) 430-6580.
Because when grandma is the inspiration, you’re leaving with a smile. Petit Crenn, chef Dominique Crenn’s casual sister restaurant to Atelier Crenn, is all about comfort. From its modern-French food to its atmosphere, this place will make you feel like family. Santé. // Hayes. Book now at Petit Crenn.
Because everyone is asking, “have you tasted the trout tostada?” Chef Gabriela Camara has a restaurant empire that streches from Mexico City to San Francisco, and her food is not your typical Cali-Mex fare. Fish is a main player in everything from Abalone Aguachile to Carnitas Grilled Oysters. // Hayes. Book now at Cala.
Because this DL VIP lounge inside of Cavalier’s – just opened its doors to the genpop. When the inspiration is English songbird Marianne Faithful, you know it’s going to be a rowdy night. Small plates beg for a Honey Bang Me Sloe cocktail. // SoMa. Book now at Marianne’s.
Because one should learn the art of drinking from the masters. A Japanese drinking house, Nomica is the second restaurant from the Sushi Ran team and the place to enjoy a smooth Japanese whiskey. The mix between American classics and Japanese specialties is what’s for dinner. Case in point: Karaage Chicken and Waffles. // Castro. Book now at Nomica.
Because take a trip over the Bay Bridge for omakase in Old Town, Oakland. Nigiri plays heavy with the focus on sustainably caught fish from Japan. This is not your typical sushi restaurant: Chef Ono’s vinyls are on repeat and heavy on soul. // Oakland. Book now at Delage.
Because order the hybrid Eastern Mediterranean flat bread, that’s uniquely Tawla’s and made to order. To get the ball rolling, dip it into some tangy labneh, then hit the main attractions: meatballs and Kibbeh Niyyeh (lamb sirloin with bulgur, pine nuts, and mint). // Mission. Book now at Tawla.
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