MY FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT IN SAN FRANCISCO
An ever-growing list.
- •NopaI don't think there's a person who lives in San Francisco who doesn't like this place. It's, like, a chill ABC Kitchen, kinda.
- •La TaqueriaTheir burritos don't have rice in them. And if you order one "dorado style" they'll fry it so its crispy on the outside. I get a carnitas super burrito, but their crispy tacos are pretty dope too.
- •SpruceFor when you're feeling sorta fancy, but have no reservations. Sit at the bar. Order the burger and/or the steak tartare. And a martini.
- •State Bird/The ProgressGood luck getting reservations. But if you somehow get in, don't hold back: Taste as many of Stuart Brioza's brilliant dishes as you possibly can.
- •The Mill$4 toast etc. etc. BUT ITS ACTUALLY WORTH IT. Especially the cinnamon-sugar toast.
- •CotognaThe egg-yolk ravioli might give you a food boner. It's insanely decadent, so make sure you share. Pro tip: you can order off of Quince's more extensive (and expensive) wine list.
- •MandalayPeople love Burma Superstar, but Mandalay is a little cheaper and has a much shorter wait on any given day. Also, the service is outstanding for a restaurant of this caliber. Get the tea leaf salad.
- •Zuni CafeGo for a fun lunch, order the chicken (duh), the Caesar, and a plate of well-done fries. No idea why, but Zuni always undercooks their fries.
- •House of Prime RibIt's an absurd old-school steakhouse, but they cut off your thick piece of steak right in front of you and it's always very festive. If you bring your own wine, there's only a $10 corkage fee per bottle.
- •Bar BaccoIt's got kind of a weird Financial District vibe, but I love their pastas.
- •Flour + WaterSpeaking of pasta, if you love it like I do, you must check out this Mission staple. Then head across the street to Trick Dog for a great cocktail after.
- •Bar TartineThe porridge bread at Bar Tartine slays me every time, especially with the delicious ever-changing list of vaguely Eastern European dips.