November 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm
post by Vanessa Lavorato

Robin’s signature potato chip nigiri with caviar. Image Courtesy of Robin. 

Now is the time to support our neighbors in the north—by drinking a lot of local vino. Fortunately, the Bay Area is thirsty, and in the region with the nation’s most three-starred restaurants (Best Coast represent), there are plenty of top-notch somms to guide the way. Whether you’re craving oysters and a Sonoma rosé in the Mission or a dinner in St. Helena, this month’s Hit List has you covered. Grab a seat and a glass of California. Cheers.

1/Ardiana
2/The Charter Oak
3/Rich Table
4/Madcap
5/Petit Marlowe
6/Nobu
7/Robin
8/Bird Dog
9/Over Proof
10/Coqueta

1/Ardiana
Because the pizza oven is on fire at the latest spot by Sharon Ardiana (Gialina & Ragazza) and it’s not cooking only pizza. Shout out to the pork chop. // Noe Valley. Book now on Resy.

2/The Charter Oak
Because with their doors recently reopened after the fires, Chater Oak is back to serving the family-style meal everyone needs, along with beef rib grilled over cabernet barrels. Go ahead — lick your fingers. // St. Helena. (707) 302.6996.

3/Rich Table
Because with one star awarded, chef Evan and Sarah Rich are on a roll (the duo also just launched a rotisserie chicken spot with seasonal soft-serve, too). Maybe it’s the Porcini-dusted doughnuts; could be the Tajarin Pasta. Try both — you can’t go wrong. // Hayes Valley. (415) 355-9085.

4/Madcap
Because just over the Golden Gate, chef Ron Siegel’s solo debut speaks to Japanese influences and local produce. Case in point: Mt. Lassen Trout with dashi. // Marin. (415) 453-9898.

5/Petit Marlowe
Because if you didn’t  know about chef Jennifer Puccio’s fall wine dinner series, now you do. Fresh seafood plays and pairs with an extensive wine list. // Mission Bay. Book now on Resy.

6/Nobu
Because Silicon Valley is home to the only Bay Area sushi restaurant from master Nobu Matsuhisa. Power lunch never looked so zen. // Palo Alto. Book now on Resy.

7/Robin
Because who wants the same old spicy tuna roll? You’re in SF: land of innovation, especially in the dining arena. Bring on the potato chip nigiri with caviar at this artful omakase spot. // Hayes Valley. Book now on Resy.

8/Bird Dog
Because step out of the city bustle to taste the signature dish: wood-grilled avocado. Whet your appetite with the hot buttered roti, and soak in the space. // Palo Alto. Book now on Resy.

9/Over Proof
Because the upstairs bar at ABV is reservations only, so you know it’s on-point. The prix fixe menu, along with the decor, changes every three months. Next up Lágrimas (read: hello tequila). // Mission. Book now on Resy.

10/Coqueta
Because coqueta means “flirt”in Spanish, so sharing is the name of the game here. Go big with the paella – it’s what chef Michael is eating right now – or opt for tapas and chorizo pintxos. // Embarcadero. Book now on Resy.

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