Recommended by : Grace Nguyen (Chef, Asian Box), Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Justine Ezarik (iJustine), Nate Appleman (Finalist, The Next Iron Chef)

Cuisine:Nouveau American. Price: $$$. Location: .

In a city like San Francisco, Nopa deserves an award just for serving dinner until 1 a.m. seven days a week. The simple recipes leave the high quality ingredients in the spotlight, and their straightforward philosophy is met with much praise. Nopa calls itself a San Francisco gathering place, and it sure has gathered quite a following.  Make a Reservation.