The Progress is the younger sibling of State Bird Provisions that stands on its own with confidence.
Julia ChenJanuary 31, 2023
For a quick caffeine boost in the Marina, swing by Réveille Coffee.
Cafe Réveille is a great option for coffee, and a quick breakfast or lunch in Russian Hill.
Uncle Boy’s is a late-night counter-service spot in the Richmond specializing in burgers, lumpia, and other fried things.
Julia ChenJanuary 26, 2023
Lower Nob Hill
Cocobang is a late-night Korean spot in Lower Nob Hill for corn cheese, tteokbokki, and Korean fried chicken.
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.
Lani ConwayJanuary 26, 2023
Toyose is a Korean restaurant in a converted garage in the Outer Sunset. The food's not perfect, but it's a fun late night spot for a group.
Primo Pizza is a slice shop in NoPa that’s open until 3am on weekends. It’s an ideal last stop after a night out.
Julia ChenJanuary 25, 2023
Lower Pacific Heights
Eliza’s is a Chinese restaurant in Lower Pacific Heights serving solid Mandarin and Hunan specialties.
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.
Julia ChenJanuary 24, 2023
At Saru Handroll Bar in Russian Hill, you can order simple and well-executed temaki in an intimate space.
Julia ChenJanuary 19, 2023
The French Laundry might be a household name. But it’s too easy to leave the Yountville fine dining institution underwhelmed.
Julia ChenJanuary 18, 2023
Gioia Pizzeria is a great spot in Hayes Valley to grab a quick slice of pizza to go.
Piroo in Lower Nob Hill serves Nepali small plates in a two-level space that works for just about any occasion.
Bar Sprezzatura is an over-the-top bar in the Financial District with cicchetti and excellent spritzes and negronis.
Lani ConwayJanuary 17, 2023
Arsicault Bakery’s Civic Center spot has the same incredible croissants as the original Richmond outpost, but with less of a wait.
Julia ChenJanuary 13, 2023
Calabash in Oakland is an all-day spot serving feel-good Afro-Caribbean and Iranian dishes and cocktails in a plant-heavy spot.
Lani ConwayJanuary 12, 2023
Yonsei Handrolls in Downtown Oakland is serving solid temaki in a casual setting.
PPQ Dungeness Island is a Vietnamese seafood spot in the Richmond with excellent whole roasted crabs and garlic noodles.
Julia ChenJanuary 11, 2023