GUIDE: San Francisco

There Goes the Neighborhood

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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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    Aperto

    1434 18th St.

    Portrero Hill

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    King of the hill 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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    Farm:Table

    754 Post St.

    Civic Center

    Cuisine: New American

    $

    Open for breakfast and lunch only, “This microcafé is as long on charm as it is short on space.” says San Francisco Magazine and we couldn't agree more. READ REVIEW

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    Fondue Cowboy

    1052 Folsom St.

    SOMA

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    Between a well-edited list of wines on tap and the zesty spring salads, owner David Mur seems intent on setting the gold standard for the city’s fondue. READ REVIEW

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    Helmand Palace

    2424 Van Ness Ave.

    Russian Hill

    Cuisine: Afghani

    $$

    Find out why the San Francisco Chronicle says “Helmand has been San Francisco's finest and most enduring exposure to Afghan food.” READ REVIEW

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    The Ice Cream Bar

    815 Cole Street

    Cole Valley

    $$

    Virginia Miller of the SF Bay Guardian says, “ Sipping a custom mint egg cream at the soda fountain while listening to big band tunes is a respite I relish whether midday escape or evening dessert.” Us too. READ REVIEW

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    La Oaxaqueña Bakery and Restaurant

    2128 Mission St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $

    “I'll be back” said Mark Bittman of the New York Times after dining at this Mission District gem. READ REVIEW

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    Little Star

    400 Valencia St.

    Mission

    Cuisine: Pizza

    $

    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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