GUIDE: San Francisco

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    Le Soleil

    133 Clement St.

    Inner Richmond

    Cuisine: Vietnamese

    $$$

    "There's a real familial, personal spirit that makes this rejuvenated restaurant a place where you want to return." -Michael Bauer, SF Gate READ REVIEW

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    Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

    2348 Polk St.

    Russian Hill

    Cuisine: Thai

    $$

    Even if you missed the Buddhist blessing of this Russian Hill restaurant for the king of Thailand’s birthday, there are plenty of great Thai dishes to keep you going until next year. READ REVIEW

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    Little Star

    400 Valencia St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Pizza

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    Little Star pizza shines. READ REVIEW

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    Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant

    330 1st St.

    SOMA

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    Open the soaring glass door, with its mash-up of different size rectangular panels, to enter an airy dining room reverberating with laughter. Tucked among high-rises on a stretch of First Street in SOMA, you’ve discovered a sleek hangout, ideal for relaxing over rustic-chic dishes and a few killer cocktails. READ REVIEW

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    Loving Cup

    2356 Polk St

    Russian Hill

    Cuisine: Dessert

    $

    The Loving Cup's coconut rice pudding is #15 on 7x7 Magazine's The Big Sweet SF 2010: 50 Treats to Eat Before You Die. Get there now. READ REVIEW

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    Luce

    InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, 888 Howard St.

    SOMA

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    You've watched chef Dominique Crenn triumph on Iron Chef, now sample her new American, Michelin-star cuisine with some outstanding—make that legendary—wines. READ REVIEW

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    Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery

    1398 Haight St.

    Haight

    Cuisine: New American, Pub

    $$

    Craving some pub grub with and a glass of Kalifornia Kölsch? You might want to drop by “one of our best local breweries and a darn good restaurant to boot.”—San Francisco Bay Guardian READ REVIEW

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    Mama's

    1701 Stockton St.

    North Beach

    Cuisine: American

    $$

    Rachel Ray loves the “Buttermilk Pancakes made from scratch” and crows “No wonder San Franciscans can not get enough of Mama's.” We agree with the praise. READ REVIEW

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    Mission Beach Café

    198 Guerrero St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    7x7 magazine raves about the burger and brunch as this Mission district favorite off the beaten path on Guerrero Street. READ REVIEW

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    Mission Picnic

    3275 22nd St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Sandwich

    $

    Grab a BBE exclusive sandwich to-go and head straight to Dolores Park to lunch in the sun. READ REVIEW


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