GUIDE: San Francisco

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    123 Bolinas

    123 Bolinas Rd.

    Fairfax

    Cuisine: New American, Wine Bar

    $$

    Finally a sustainable, organic, local wine bar in Fairfax. "From crunch to hip, as easy as 1, 2, 3" says the Marin Independent Journal. READ REVIEW

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    15 Romolo

    15 Romolo Pl

    North Beach

    Cuisine: American

    $

    SF Weekly calls the brunch here a “well-kept secret.” Not anymore. READ REVIEW

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    54 Mint

    16 Mint Plaza

    SOMA

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    Patricia Unterman of the San Francisco Examiner gushes “Impeccable Italian fare, service to match” at this modern Italian gem hiding behind the old mint building. READ REVIEW

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    A16

    2355 Chestnut St.

    Marina

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Just like the A16 highway in Naples, our own A16—the restaurant—can get pretty busy at rush hour, starting with the tiny bar after 5 PM. READ REVIEW

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    Aliment

    786 Bush St.

    Nob Hill

    Cuisine: American

    $$$

    With jazzy grooves, a lively wine bar, and bountiful plates just right for sharing—and all of this a mere hop and a skip away from Union Square—this cozy 49-seat haven of comfort food could very well be your new hangout. READ REVIEW

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    American Eatery

    1 Ferry Plaza, Shop #33

    Embarcadero

    Cuisine: American

    $$

    Serious Eats raves about french fries cooked in beef tallow, calling them “deeply satisfying.” Order up! READ REVIEW

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    Baby Blues BBQ

    3149 Mission St.

    Bernal Heights

    Cuisine: Barbeque, Southern

    $$

    The San Francisco Bay Guardian calls the BBQ here “impressive.” If only we could stop licking our fingers long enough to agree READ REVIEW

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    Barbacco Eno Trattoria

    220 California St.

    Financial District

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Sleek and urbane space, crowd and food. READ REVIEW

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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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    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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