GUIDE: San Francisco

Wine-Centric Spots

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Olea

    1494 California St.

    Nob Hill

    Cuisine: American, Wine Bar

    $$

    Seasonal ingredients give a Northern California slant to American classics at this cozy Nob Hill spot. READ REVIEW

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    RN74

    301 Mission St.

    Financial District

    Cuisine: New American, Wine Bar

    $$$

    The penthouse on the 58th floor of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower may have the sweetest views, but it’s the first floor that’s generating all the buzz. READ REVIEW

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    Twenty Five Lusk

    25 Lusk St.

    SOMA

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$$

    The Examiner describes “a slick new restaurant and lounge with historic brick walls, broad-beamed wood ceilings and meat-smoking rooms turned into intimate alcoves.” READ REVIEW


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