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1. Scotland Yard 3232 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

Everything on the menu at this Marina gastropub is worth trying: the burger with two kinds of cheese, the clam chowder puff pie, and the truffle fries. On weekends, Scotland Yard takes brunch to new levels with classy dishes like egg muffin sandwiches and brioche peanut butter & jelly. The interior is gorgeous in a Victorian-chic kind of way, and the back patio is definitely a plus.

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2. Cadillac Bar & Grill 44 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Upper Market)

Situated in the Twitter building, Cadillac is a casual Tex-Mex with classic items like steak and chicken fajitas, quick-fried corn tacos, and $24 margarita pitchers.

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3. Petit Crenn 609 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)

This Hayes Valley restaurant looks more like an American cafe than a French spot, but that's kind of the point. Pulling from the freshest farmer's market and seafood spoils of the day, Petit Crenn offers an accessible, all-day menu of French food, consisting of courses like grilled market fish, french onion soup, and butter bean casserole that'll make you nostalgic for the Parisian childhood you never had. The airy, all-white interior mirrors the food with a serene, pastoral feel, while putting the spotlight on the artistically plated dishes.

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4. Sessions at the Presidio 1 Letterman Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129 (The Presidio)

This beer-focused restaurant has 100 beers on tap, which range from lower-alcohol “session beers,” to hoppy IPAs, to Belgians. The menu is super approachable, organized by style and whether it’s “easy,” “exciting,” or “fun,” it is conducive to trying something new. You’ll find dishes that utilize some of those beers like the duck liver mousse with a red ale gelee or mussels in a Henhouse Saison broth.

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5. The Keystone 68 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

This SoMa tavern, which is filled with copper finishes, pendant lighting, warm mahogany accents, and the requisite Edison bulbs, makes for a stylish, lively place to sip creative cocktails (like a Porcini Negroni) and chow down on the likes of collard greens lumpia and soy and calamansi glazed fried ribs. The best seat in the house is the chef’s counter near the open kitchen, while the large high-top communal table in the center offers the perfect setting to stoke conversation among masculine accents and reclaimed wood.

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6. Noc Noc on Broadway 515 Broadway , San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)

Noc Noc (Nocturnal Nocturne) was famous for being a strange place for strange people in the 1980s. Since then, it seems like the people have caught up to the music, digging the grooves of industrial sounds and acid jazz that their parents didn’t seem to be hip to. Still notably strange, the walls and ceiling are reminiscent of a velvet painting of a melting star cluster over a neon black sky. It's not a great place to gauge your sobriety, but it is a fantastic hiccup in the sometimes predictable North Beach.

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7. Fine & Rare 555 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Civic Center)

Civic Center is home to this former food truck, which now functions as part eatery and part market, offering wine and sustainable fish for sale alongside a limited lineup of seafood, salads, and sandwiches made fresh for lunch (and only lunch). On the menu at this bright and stylish spot you'll find comforting options like house-roasted pork shoulder, caramelized cauliflower, and locally sourced Dungeness crab with soft boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus. No matter what sandwich you choose, you can expect it to be served on fresh brioche baked in-house.

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8. Belle Cora 565 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

This intimate North Beach wine bar has an interesting selection of drinks and is a great spot for splitting unique and tasty plates. Their Bavarian pretzel with house-made mac and cheese dip is what late-night snack dreams are made of.

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9. Origami Market 669 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This fast-casual spot offers healthy, wholesome Asian food like organic salad rolls, rice bowls and soba noodles. The decor is geometric and colorful and they make their own Sriracha which is reason enough to go immediately.

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10. Black Hammer Brewing 544 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This German style brewhaus produces awesome barrels of squid ink IPA, Jaded Raver English Ale, Oktoberfest and many other brews. The tasting room is a spectacle, made from 100-year-old wood from the old Pier 39 as well as reclaimed redwood. A curated local art gallery is a great addition to the space.