San Francisco Guide



My Top Ten

Nopa*

Petit Crenn

Al’s Place

Octavia (tied with sister restaurant Frances)

Liholiho Yacht Club

The Progress (sister restaurant to State Bird Provisions)

Kokkari Estiatorio (Greek)

Zuni Cafe (roast chicken)

Cotogna

Coqueta (Tapas)


Coffee & Pastries 

The Mill* (fancy toast)

b patisserie

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Tartine Manufactory

Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters

Blue Bottle Coffee

Matching Half*

Réveille Coffee Co.

Bob's Donuts


Brunch

Outerlands

Presidio Social Club (takes reservations)

Zazie

The Corner Store

Foreign Cinema (takes reservations)

Park Tavern (takes reservations)


Lunching 

Jane

Souvla* (Greek)

Little Gem

Blue Barn (salads)

Gott’s (Ferry Building or in St. Helena)

Ike's Place (sandwiches)

Seed + Salt (vegan)Italian 

Little Star* (deep dish)

Tosca Cafe

Regazza*

A16 (pizza)

Del Popolo (pizza)

Flour + Water

Locanda

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana


American 

Marlowe (best burger)

Wayfare Tavern

Roam Artisan Burgers (quick)

Brenda’s Meat and Three* (Southern)

4505 Meats*

Black Sands Brewery


French 

Monsieur Benjamin

Gamine

Absinthe



Asian, Indian & Sushi 

Domo (sushi)

Mission Chinese Food

Izakaya Rintaro (Japanese)

B Star Bar (Burmese)

Dosa (Indian)

Saffron Grill* (Indian)

Yank Sing (dim sum)

Sushi Ran (Sausalito)

Elephant Sushi

Tataki (sushi)


Mexican

Nopalito*

The Little Chihuahua*

Green Chile Kitchen* (New Mexican)

Cala

Celia's Mexican Restaurant

Mamacita


Drinks 

Tonga Room (Mai Tais in the basement of The Fairmont)

Harper & Rye

Comstock Saloon (cocktails)

Fig and Thistle (wine bar)

Brass Tacks

Smuggler’s Cove (Mai Tais)

15 Romolo

Magnolia (beer)

The Tempest (dive)

Leo's Oyster Bar (go for the decor alone)

The Page*

The Social Study

The Buena Vista (famous Irish Coffee)


Dessert

Bi-Rite Creamery*

Chile Pies*

Humphry Slocombe


Things To Do & See

SFMoma

The de Young Museum

Hike Lands End

Run, Walk or Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge

Off the Grid in the Presidio (Spring & Summer only)

Tomales Bay Oyster Company (go early and spend the day)

Tasting at St. George Spirits (Alameda)

Sundance Kabuki (movie theater)

OnsenSF (Japanese bath house)


*Indicates a favorite spot in our neighborhood, Nopa


Sonoma & Napa 

Joseph Phelps Vineyards (St. Helena)

Scribe Winery (Sonoma)

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Press (St. Helena Steakhouse)

The Fremont Diner (Sonoma)

Oxbow Public Market (similar to the Ferry Building in Napa)

Archetype (brunch in St. Helena)

Barndiva (Healdsburg)

Solage Calistoga Resort


Photo by Kirby Brooks Todd