Jetset Pick: San Francisco’s Must-Eat Restaurants During Dine About Town

BY TEAM JST

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San Francisco’s biannual restaurant week is here! The land of foodies is happy to serve its best to the hungry, the budgety…well, anyone who immerses in SF’s progressive dining scene. From June 1-15, hipsters cannot complain about the preppy, obnoxious Marina kids shoveling into their neighborhoods, while heading to North Beach will not be the only place in the city serving indulge-worthy pastas.

With so many restaurants to choose from, where should you go? (Unfortunately, not every restaurant is worth the hype.) Lucky for you, many of us on #TeamJST were born and raised in the bay. Here’s our local breakdown to keep things real simple. Top fives for lunch and top fives for dinner. Here we go:

LUNCH:

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

Neighborhood: Hayes Valley. 398 Hayes Street San Francisco 94102 (map, website)

The lowdown: Get an oyster shooter to go along with your meal. This place makes a killer combo!

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar San Francisco

Cliff House

Neighborhood: Ocean Beach. 1090 Point Lobos Avenue San Francisco 94121 (map, website)

The lowdown: Just enjoy the ocean view with waves of fog. There’s absolutely nothing else in the world like it.

Cliff House San Francisco

Luna Park

Neighborhood: Mission District. 694 Valencia Street San Francisco 94110 (map, website)

The lowdown: Mmmm…it’s all about the mac ‘n’ cheese at Luna Park.

Luna Park San Francisco

One Market Restaurant

Neighborhood: Embarcadero. 1 Market Street San Francisco 94105-1572 (map, website)

The lowdown: The Michelin-starred restaurant also serves up fantastic chickpea fries as a side.

One Market Restaurant San Francisco

Slow Club

Neighborhood: Potrero Hill. 2501 Mariposa Street San Francisco 94110 (map, website)

The lowdown: Super fresh ingredients with superbly creative cocktails. Make sure to sip on many of them!

Slow Club San Francisco

DINNER:

Chapeau!

Neighborhood: Richmond District. 126 Clement Street San Francisco 94118 (map, website)

The lowdown: If you’re missing all that deliciousness you had in France, Chapeau! won’t disappoint.

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Dosa on Fillmore

Neighborhood: Japan Town/Fillmore. 1700 Fillmore Street San Francisco 94115 (map, website)

The lowdown: One of the best and most popular Indian restaurants in the city. You’ll see why. Just try everything.

Dosa Fillmore San Francisco

Le Colonial

Neighborhood: Union Square. 20 Cosmo Place San Francisco 94109 (map, website)

The lowdown: Grab a pre-meal drink out in its terrace area. Banana-leaf dishes on the menu have always wow-ed us away.

Le Coloniel San Francisco

Sociale

Neighborhood: Sacramento Street. 3665 Sacramento Street San Francisco 94118 (map, website)

The lowdown: Not only is the Italian food here incredible, the ambiance at night breeds romance in the air.

Sociale San Francisco

Spruce

Neighborhood: Sacramento Street. 3640 Sacramento Street San Francisco 94118 (map, website)

The lowdown: Michelin-starred Spruce is absolutely worth all the hype. A local’s favorite is the perfect exclamation point to SF Restaurant Week.

Spruce, San Francisco

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