1. Local's Corner2500 Bryant St, San Francisco
2. Rich Table199 Gough St, San Francisco
3. TRACE San Francisco181 3rd St, San Francisco
4. Radius1123 Folsom St, San Francisco
5. Flour + Water2401 Harrison St, San Francisco
6. Namu Gaji499 Dolores St, San Francisco
7. Beast And The Hare1001 Guerrero St, San Francisco
8. Bluestem Brasserie1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco
9. Bar Tartine561 Valencia St, San Francisco
Now open on the corner (ha!) of 23rd and Bryant, this new 26-seater from the guys behind Local Mission Eatery sports an early 20thC shell w/ original Doug-fir floors, hand-printed wallpaper, and a hood-free kitchen where they're focusing on an oyster-rich raw bar and induction-burner-cooked Euro-style brunch, w/ eats like green garlic baked eggs, and whipped-creme-fraiche-topped Belgian waffles w/ optional chicory syrup, which you know is going to be Mrs. Butterworth adding.
Rich Table's reclaimed-wood decor belies its menu of eclectic American dishes, which range from rainbow trout and rabbit leg to hangar steak and cured hamachi. There's also an impressive wine list, a range of beers on tap and in bottles, and handcrafted cocktails.
Located inside the W San Francisco, Trace serves an upscale menu of Bay Area food that's perfect for a power lunch. Expect plenty of vegetables and fish, plus reliable roasted meat dishes. The space is W-sleek with leather booths and modern furniture.
From a team that's logged stints at Aqua and the Ritz, Radius sources all its fish, meat, produce, beer, and vino from within a hundred miles of here, plating dishes like duck confit salad and Mediterranean fried chicken.
The pizza and pasta at Thomas McNaughton's Mission gem has consistently attracted a full house since opening in 2009. The Neapolitan-style pies are nothing short of excellent, and though the flavors change daily, you can expect a classic Margherita and meatier pizzas like salumi with Mangalitsa pancetta, stracciatella, broccoli rabe & Calabrian chili. And then there's the pasta. In a perfect world, you'd try each one on the menu and luckily, Flour + Water has a pasta tasting menu.
This New Korean American restaurant is a family affair, owned by three brothers who utilize ingredients harvested from their own farm. Korean-inflected spins on favorites, like a pickled daikon-topped double cheeseburger and Korean tacos (nori replaces a tortilla shell, and is filled with marinated and grilled bulgogi beef, kimchi salsa, and spicy aïoli, are well-worth your time during the week, but the real star is the KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) brunch dish.
From two former Hog Island-ers (one chef, one staffer) dropping some of what they're calling "beef-to-table" action into the Mission, Beast's a totally refurbished, but-somehow-still-rustic-looking tavern that'll seat 49 and sports a dimly lit cobalt-colo
Downtown's Bluestem Brasserie has a sleek vibe that's reminiscent of LA, which is exactly why it's so unique in the city by the bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows, big leather chairs, private booths, and a second-floor balcony create an upscale, power meal vibe that matches the menu of solid American food. Bluestem has the best brunch in the neighborhood, probably because it serves a special brunch-only burger that's topped with hash browns, breakfast sausage, bacon, house-made American cheese, and a fried egg. Hello, heaven.
Bar Tartine sports a 15,000lb bread oven that churns out delicacies like a goat cheese melt alongside smoked potato salad, eggplant & white bean hummus. And, of course, the bar itself offers a selection of house-made cocktails, wine, and beer.