GUIDE: San Francisco

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    Chaya Brasserie

    132 The Embarcadero

    Embarcadero

    Cuisine: French

    $$$

    High-energy cocktail vibe meets Japanese roots and French savoir faire READ REVIEW

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    Chile Pies (& Ice Cream)

    601 Baker St.

    NoPa

    Cuisine: American, Bakery, Dessert

    $$

    The New York Times says that Trevor Logan's green chile apple pie is “an irresistible example of the lengths to which young pie makers are going to make their mark.” READ REVIEW

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    Chile Pies / Green Chile Kitchenette

    314 Church St.

    Castro

    Cuisine: Bakery, Mexican

    $

    Green Chile Kitchen-ette serves up a sampling of New Mexican specialties for lunch and dinner, along with classic stews and sweet and savory pies at Chile Pies on Church Street. READ REVIEW

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    Chotto

    3317 Steiner St.

    Marina

    Cuisine: Japanese

    $$$

    SF Weekly loves Chotto's menu of three-bite dishes and calls the restaurant a “smoldering beauty in the Marina.” We agree. READ REVIEW

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    Clock Bar

    The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St.

    Union Square

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    With nibbles and drinks such as these, Union Square is finally a destination for something other than shopping. READ REVIEW

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    Contigo

    1320 Castro St.

    Noe Valley

    Cuisine: Spanish

    $$

    “... a European sensibility that encourages lingering, whether it's over a succession of enticing small plates or a refreshing bottle of cava.”—San Francisco Chronicle READ REVIEW

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    Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick

    1 Ferry Building #19

    Embarcadero

    Cuisine: Deli, New American

    $

    Saddle up to the nation’s first mozzarella-and-milk bar for a taste of dairy-centric breakfast and lunch crepes, raclette, melty sandwiches and seasonal salads. READ REVIEW

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    Curry Up Now

    659 Valencia St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Indian

    $

    Skyrocketing to popularity in the Bay Area with their Indian burritos, Curry Up Now have gone from cult food truck to brick-and-mortar eatery with locations in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Palo Alto. READ REVIEW

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    Da Flora

    701 Columbus Avenue

    North Beach

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Big on personality and big on flavor, this romantic spot in North Beach is the perfect date night restaurant to linger over wine and Hungarian-influenced Italian food. READ REVIEW

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    DeLise Dessert Café

    327 Bay St.

    North Beach

    Cuisine: Bakery

    $

    This tiny dessert café is just the kind of place you want in your neighborhood when you crave an “array of small, artful bites.” —SF Weekly READ REVIEW


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