Wooden Spoon is a casual brunch spot in Duboce Triangle serving American morning classics with the occasional Swedish twist.
June 8, 2023
The Castro restaurant steak, burgers, and wine has one of the best garden patios in the city.
Frances serves up one of the best renditions of seasonal new-American cuisine in the Castro.
Palmetto is a vibey bar and restaurant in downtown Oakland with great drinks and solid American-ish food.
June 2, 2023
Wayfare Tavern is the Financial District power lunch destination with charming British pub energy. Don’t expect much from the food.
May 3, 2023
Pearl 6101 in the Richmond is a cozy Mediterranean restaurant and bar you’ll never want to leave.
April 18, 2023
We could eat at State Bird Provisions five nights in a row and never get bored—that’s because the Fillmore spot makes the most creative small plates in the city.
April 12, 2023
Cassava’s new North Beach location is home to a seasonal prix fixe dinner served in a swanky space.
April 11, 2023
Surisan is a solid Korean American brunch and dinner spot near Fisherman’s Wharf from the people behind Kitchen Story.
March 23, 2023
Portal is an American restaurant near Oakland's Lake Merritt that's ideal for brunch on a spacious patio.
March 21, 2023
Lower Nob Hill
Liholiho Yacht Club in Lower Nob Hill is a celebration restaurant filled with punchy, creative dishes that are in their own class.
February 27, 2023
Tastebuds is a soul food-inspired spot in the Richmond that’s a go-to for uncomplicated brunch.
February 14, 2023
Birdbox in SoMa is all about chicken. Go for the wings coated in nutritional yeast, or the fried chicken sandwich that comes with the claw still attached.
February 9, 2023
Tommy's Joynt is an iconic hofbrau on the corner of Geary and Van Ness serving brisket, sandwiches, and beer.
February 7, 2023
The Progress is the younger sibling of State Bird Provisions that stands on its own with confidence.
January 31, 2023
Uncle Boy’s is a late-night counter-service spot in the Richmond specializing in burgers, lumpia, and other fried things.
January 26, 2023
Monk’s Kettle is a beer bar with great food in the Mission.
Lower Nob HillPolk Gulch
Grubstake is a diner in Polk Gulch that looks like a streetcar, serving straightforward burgers, breakfast plates, shakes, and fries until 4am.
At John’s Grill in Union Square, you can get into old-school classics like steak and baked potatoes and check out a shrine to The Maltese Falcon.
January 24, 2023
This breakfast spot in South Beach serves hearty American breakfast classics, omelets in cast iron skillets, and green juices. Enjoy the Bay Bridge views.
January 10, 2023
The Sunday is a fusiony Korean American breakfast and lunch spot with excellent chicken wings and huge portions.
December 16, 2022
The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus in Union Square is one of the city’s most unique dining spots—sit under a stunning stained glass ceiling, and drink afternoon tea or champagne.
December 8, 2022
Nob HillUnion Square
Sons & Daughters is a fine dining restaurant in Nob Hill serving a perfectly nice California cuisine tasting menu.
For the classic American breakfast (and Swedish pancakes), go to Sears Fine Food in Union Square.
Blue Plate in Bernal Heights serves Mediterranean-ish comfort dishes—and standout fried chicken—in a space that feels more like a house than a restaurant.
November 17, 2022
Civic CenterHayes Valley