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A modern hotel Van Morrison would definitely get into

You'd think a hotel owned by renowned chef Charlie Palmer would serve superlative cuisine... and you'd be right! Witness Mystic Hotel, a modernized, Union Square-adjacent home away from home offering dapper accommodations, top-notch vittles, and one of the San Fran's hottest speakeasies

Minimalist rooms are offset by large bay windows and exposed brick. Opt for a suite and you'll get a a comfy loveseat to ponder what you're going to eat later

The lavatories are small but efficient, and the bottom of the mirror frame looks like a mustache, so basically they're the Earl Boykins of bathrooms

Oh, hey Charlie Palmer, aforementioned award-winning chef. Are you cooking up some cinnamon-dusted Sea of Cortez scallops, or pan-roasted chicken breast

Yes you are! Other delights include Hawaiian pink swordfish, wine-braised short ribs, and Pacific Coast oysters on shaved ice

Here, in the Burritt Tavern, is where you'll enjoy said edibles. Be sure to catch their complimentary continental breakfast from 7-10a

After chowin' down with Charlie, head to the noir-inspired Burritt Room and sip Prohibition-style 'tails with locals who've traveled near and far for drinks like the whiskey-tinged Mark Twain, w/ Scotch, ginger syrup, lemon, and a dash of bitters. Check out our video

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