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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?


Boulettes Larder

Recommended by: Nate Appleman (Finalist, The Next Iron Chef)

At this Ferry Building gem, meals take place at a communal table of conversation. From French-pressed Blue Bottle coffee to perfect pastries and poached eggs, the spot is sure to start off your morning right. During evenings, the space becomes a posh private dining room for more intimate gatherings. With a focus on farmstead ingredients, [...]



Recommended by: Daniel Holzman (Co-Owner, The Meatball Shop)

Located in the historic Audiffred Building on the beautiful Embarcadero waterfront, this culinary classic has captured the hearts of San Franciscans. The French-influenced American menu comes to life with the space’s stunning Belle Epoque-style décor. Spot-on service, atmosphere, food, and views—Boulevard will provide any tourist or local with the perfect night out in the city.  [...]

San Francisco: The Plant

The Plant

Recommended by: Danielle Walker (Against All Grain)

When the premise of a restaurant is to promote well-being, you know you have something good. The Plant’s menu is 100% organic, serving mostly Californian cuisine mixed with some Asian-inspired flavors. The Plant takes pride in ensuring customers that everything they are eating is healthy, free from additives and good for the environment.