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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?


Rich Table

Recommended by: Peter Som (Designer)

Inventive fare and highly experienced chefs have made Rich Table a challenging restaurant to get a reservation at. The rustic and casual 60-seater has a daily changing menu with creative dishes such as sardine chips with horseradish, dried porcini mushroom doughnuts and spaghetti with mint, peas and fresh goat cheese. If you’re looking to treat yourself, opt [...]


Zuni Café

Recommended by: Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Marc Forgione (Winner, The Next Iron Chef), Nate Appleman (Finalist, The Next Iron Chef), Linda Wells (Editor-in-Chief, Allure), Laura Maniec (Owner, Corkbuzz), Roopal Patel (Founder/Owner, Roopal Patel Consulting), Jody Williams (Chef/Owner, Buvette), Alex Chantecaille (President of Sales/Promotion, Chantecaille), Joy Williams (Musician & Actress)

An archetype of the best of San Francisco dining, the eclectic two-story Zuni Café brings French and Italian influence to seasonal cuisine.  Regulars and newcomers alike swear by the roast chicken for two with Tuscan-style bread salad. Make a Reservation. Linda Wells (Editor-in-Chief, Allure) recommends the oysters.