GUIDE: San Francisco

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    Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar

    4238 Park Blvd.

    Oakland

    Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

    $$$

    Rustic-inspired Italian, hot neighborhood scene READ REVIEW

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    Blueprint Tap Room

    680 8th St.

    Design District

    Cuisine: American

    $

    The concrete floors, high ceilings, and chandeliers of metal mesh give Blueprint Tap Room a high-tech vibe, but the satisfying American eats warm it up with a lot of soul. READ REVIEW

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    Bocadillos

    710 Montgomery St.

    Financial District

    Cuisine: Spanish

    $$

    Basque native Gerald Hirigoyen has proved himself a key import to SF’s food scene at this upbeat little spot with a tapas menu worthy of the famous bar cuisine of San Sebastián and Bilbao. READ REVIEW

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    Borinquen Soul

    Oakland

    $

    It’s the whiff of pollo encebollado and sweet or garlic platanos and the beat of salsa music that will seduce nearly all of your senses. READ REVIEW

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    Boxing Room

    399 Grove St.

    Hayes Valley

    Cuisine: Creole/Cajun

    With 20 artisanal beers on tap, traditional Louisiana cuisine, dollar oysters, and sleek Hayes Valley atmosphere, the Boxing Room is a perfect fusion of the best of New Orleans and San Francisco. READ REVIEW

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    Broken Record

    1166 Geneva Ave.

    Excelsior

    Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

    $

    The San Francisco Chronicle says “the out-of-the-way location doesn't detract from the charm of this super-friendly spot.” READ REVIEW

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    Bun Mee

    2015 Fillmore St.

    Pacific Heights

    Cuisine: Fusion, Vietnamese

    $

    The Chronicle offers high praise: “If I could knock on the door... at any hour and purchase a sandwich, rest assured that I would." Us too. READ REVIEW

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    Camino

    3917 Grand Ave.

    Oakland

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    “Chez Panisse alums Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain have opened this shrine to slow food, with pure, rustic cuisine and an open fireplace ... .”—San Francisco Chronicle READ REVIEW

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    Campton Place

    340 Stockton Street

    Union Square

    Cuisine: Californian, French, Fusion

    $$$$

    Many notable chefs have launched their careers cooking in this respected kitchen, while the current chef, Srijith Gopinath, earned the restaurant its first shiny Michelin star in 2010. READ REVIEW

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    Cathead's BBQ

    1665 Folsom St.

    SOMA

    Cuisine: Barbeque

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    Just for BBE subscribers, Catheads BBQ is whipping up its off-the-menu fried chicken and biscuit sandwich. READ REVIEW


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