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2 San Francisco Restaurants on Tripadvisor’s Best in America List

The series of awards reveals the most recommended restaurants based on reviews and ratings from real travelers, who have spent time dining in these spaces during leisure or business trips over the past year. These award-winning restaurants span six continents and 51 countries. The list is also made up of six different subcategories: Fine Dining, […]

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New Restaurants and Hotels in San Francisco Coming This Fall

There’s nothing quite like fall in San Francisco. The fog (hopefully) clears, the waves start pumping and the sunsets are inevitably spectacular. There’s barely Strictly Bluegrass and Fleet Week. And this year, there’s a whole host of openings to look forward to: a grand new hotel with a rooftop bar, a brand new art museum, […]

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2 new San Francisco restaurants to try this weekend for pizza and Chinese food

Just in time for the weekend, Bay Area diners have two highly-anticipated new restaurants to experience a slice of pizza or take-out Chinese classics. According to an Instagram post, Chef Brandon Jew has officially opened the second location of his counter-service restaurant Mamahuhu in the North Bay town of Mill Valley. Jew’s fine-dining Chinese restaurant, […]

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How the Best Anchovies Get to San Francisco Restaurants

Kenny Belov thinks you’re eating anchovies the wrong way. “You put poor quality anchovies on a poor quality pizza, it’s as simple as that,” says Belov, owner of sustainable seafood company TwoXSea. “Unfortunately, that’s most American experiences with anchovies.” While working in restaurants, Belov found it surprising how difficult it was for Bay Area fishmongers […]

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How these iconic San Francisco restaurants are carrying on the tradition of the city’s Beefeater Doormen

It’s a familiar tale to those who’ve lived in San Francisco long enough when the end of one city tradition must make way for a new one. And with the reopening of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel as Beacon Grand this spring, the Beefeaters’ 80-year-old tradition has come to an end. But for Eddie Strickland, […]

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San Francisco restaurants are moving away from tipping, but it’s a challenge

San Francisco restaurants are moving away from tipping, but it’s a challenge In some restaurants in San Francisco, you won’t be allowed to tip. Instead, restaurants raised prices or added a flat surcharge to a final bill. SAN FRANCISCO – In some restaurants in San Francisco, you won’t be allowed to tip. Instead, restaurants raised […]

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37 San Francisco restaurants on the 2022 Wine Spectator List

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Wine Spectator has released its annual list rating the best restaurants for wine across the country and this year, 37 restaurants in San Francisco received nods. Some 3,169 restaurants made the cut in 2022, receiving recognition at three different levels: Excellence Award, Top Award or Excellence and Grand Award — the […]

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Scammers target San Francisco restaurants with negative online reviews – NBC Bay Area

Several high-end restaurants in San Francisco said they were hit by a flood of overwhelming negative reviews. This is a Google review scam that looks a lot like extortion. Along with negative reviews, scammers email owners demanding money to stop posting the one-star reviews. It happened at the 3rd Cousin restaurant in Bernal Heights over […]

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San Francisco restaurants slammed with fake negative reviews online

After the holiday weekend, Greg Lutes, owner of 3rd Cousin in Bernal Heights, received an email from Google saying his fine dining restaurant had new reviews. He clicked on the link and saw a flood of uniformly bad one-star ratings left without further comment. Knowing that’s the kind of thing that can sink a spot […]

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Three New San Francisco Restaurants Our Reviewer Loves

It’s been four years since I last saw summer fog in San Francisco roll over Twin Peaks, soon to blanket the city. I had forgotten how fast the mass moves, almost like watching a time-lapse video, but speed is real life, and how the cloud trails cluster and bond together almost like they’re sentient. I […]

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Realtimecampaign.com promotes San Francisco’s best restaurants with a view

Not only does San Francisco have amazing restaurants, but it also has beautiful views. Diners are encouraged to find an amazing restaurant with a great view, as there is no shortage of such restaurants in San Francisco. Keep reading to find the best restaurants in San Francisco with a view. Fisherman’s wharf A quick internet […]

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Experts say San Francisco restaurants won’t recover by 2023

The past few months looked promising for restaurant and bar owners in San Francisco after omicron cases dropped earlier in the year. When the proof-of-vaccination rule ended, the sight of more diners in SF neighborhoods seemed to resemble pre-pandemic levels. But with the upsurge in COVID cases, experts remain cautious and say it will be […]

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KARANA Jackfruit makes its US debut at several San Francisco restaurants – vegconomist

KARANA, a Singapore-based food tech startup, announces that it has partnered with several San Francisco restaurants to serve its lifelike jackfruit meat. The event is the first time Karana’s product will be available on US menus, marking its official US market debut. Three acclaimed restaurants – Empress, Wildseed and Base Camp – will feature KARANA’s […]

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Is proof of the COVID-19 vaccine still necessary? San Francisco restaurants respond to new pandemic reopening survey

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The Golden Gate Restaurant Association this week sent a survey to restaurant owners in San Francisco asking if they plan to continue checking for evidence of the coronavirus vaccine for entry. Last Friday, San Francisco lifted the mandate requiring businesses to verify proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. RELATED: […]

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3 San Francisco Restaurants in Yelp’s Top 25 List

(KRON/NEXSTAR) – If trying new foods is your favorite part of traveling, Yelp has the to-do list for you. The review site has released its list of the most reviewed and rated restaurants of all time – and you might recognize a few of their names. Three of the top 25 rated and rated restaurants […]

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Restaurants and bars in San Francisco can drop proof of vaccination requirement starting March 11

In a surprise announcement Wednesday morning, the San Francisco Department of Public Health said it would remove proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test requirements for indoor dining and beverages in restaurants and restaurants. San Francisco bars starting Friday, March 11. Among the other businesses affected by the announcement are gyms and fitness classes, which […]

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San Francisco restaurants partner with black-owned brands – CBS San Francisco

Kidnapped toddler found safe, suspect still at largeTwo-year-old Jacob Jardine from Sunnyvale was found safe after an Amber Alert day on Sunday, but police are still looking for a woman who may have abducted him. Reporting by Juliette Goodrich. (2-27-22) 5 hours ago CDC’s simplified mask guidelines add pressure to lift school mandateNew recommendations from […]

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San Francisco restaurants see big business rebound after Omicron surge – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — After experiencing a drop in business due to the omicron surge, restaurants in San Francisco are starting to rebound. Spring weather, the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s Day drew large diners this past weekend. Restaurants in San Francisco are seeing growth in diners and hope they will enter a period of […]

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San Francisco restaurants see big rebound – CBS San Francisco

COVID: San Francisco voters will decide whether or not to remove 3 school board membersSan Francisco voters will have their say on Tuesday about the management, or mismanagement, of public schools, especially during the pandemic. 1 hour ago First weather alert for Tuesday morningCooler temperatures and flurries in the Sierra 2 hours ago PIX NowTuesday […]

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OpenTable data shows San Francisco restaurants beginning omicron comeback

After a slowdown due to the omicron coronavirus outbreak, restaurant reservations in San Francisco are starting to rebound despite still-high case rates. Reservations are still down 63% on average from pre-pandemic levels in 2019, but OpenTable data shows an 8 percentage point increase in reservations from January 12, 2021 to January 20. Additionally, the percentage […]

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3 San Francisco restaurants named among the best in the United States : OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The reviews are in: San Francisco still has one of the best cuisines in the country. OpenTable, a restaurant reservation and review website, has just released its Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2021. The ranking is based on analysis of more than 10.5 million restaurant reviews across the countries submitted […]

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Poll: Majority of San Francisco Restaurants Support Recall Mandate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Across the Bay Area and across the country, restaurants have been hit especially hard by omicron. Between staff testing positive or being exposed, many restaurants had to close because they didn’t have enough bodies to run the place. Doctors have said that being vaccinated and strengthened can really make a […]

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San Francisco restaurants hit hard by staff shortages as Omicron expands – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — San Francisco now has the third-highest COVID transmission rate in the state, behind Los Angeles County. California’s current test positivity rate is 15.9%, up from 9.7% last week. There are about 600 new cases a day on average in San Francisco. Many restaurants have reported cases among staff members, forcing them […]

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San Francisco restaurants should need boosters

2021 felt, more than anything else, like a year spent oscillating between extremes. The last twelve months have occupied a kind of pandemic purgatory – the light at the end of the tunnel is not quite out of sight, but teases us all by twinkling as vaccination rates increase – and the arrival of the […]

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Two San Francisco restaurants needing dinner boosters

Two San Francisco restaurants needing dinner boosters Two San Francisco restaurants are among the first in the city to require proof of a booster for customers dining inside. It was in August that San Francisco became the first major city to restrict indoor dining to vaccinated customers. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Two San Francisco restaurants, […]

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Restaurants at San Francisco Zuni Cafe, Cassava require proof of recall for dinner

In case you need another good reason to get that third shot, here are a few good ones: At least two restaurants in San Francisco now require proof of a recall for dine-in customers. Cassava, the destination-worthy all-day restaurant in Outer Richmond, posted the decision on Instagram on Tuesday, December 21; Zuni Cafe, the iconic […]

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Best Foods of 2021 at San Francisco Restaurants

With the past two years tumultuous, especially for the restaurant industry, the number of new restaurants debuting in the Bay Area in the last year alone has been impressive. When it comes to non-physical food establishments, many of the new pop-ups, pickup and delivery-only food businesses, and home food businesses were actually born out of […]

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Downtown San Francisco restaurants hurt during lackluster holiday season

On Wednesday, the JP Morgan Healthcare conference announced it would go virtual for the second year in a row due to concerns over COVID-19, marking yet another in a long procession of setbacks for San Francisco’s recovering hospitality industry. . According to San Francisco Business Times, the conference organizers’ decision was influenced at least in […]

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The best way to show proof of vaccination at restaurants in San Francisco

welcome to ask the eater, an Eater SF column where the site’s editors answer readers’ and friends’ tough questions about eating out. Have a question to ask us? Submit it via this form. Question: Do I need to bring my vaccination card to different places in San Francisco if we go to a restaurant or […]

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San Francisco restaurants open for Christmas Eve dinner and takeout

During the holiday seasons of yore, this is when Eater SF would let diners know which restaurants will actually be open on Christmas Day. But last year San Francisco was completely locked down, so it was a godsend to take away. And this year, although restaurants are allowed to stay open if diners want to […]

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Complex guidelines force San Francisco restaurants to remove parklets

The majority of parklets in San Francisco — up to 90% — could be demolished in the coming weeks, thanks to more than 60 pages of new rules and regulations approved after the vote that made the Shared Spaces program permanent in July. The estimate comes from Laurie Thomas, executive director of the Golden Gate […]

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San Francisco restaurants could be forced to remove parklets

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Many restaurants and bars in San Francisco say they feel caught off guard after receiving warnings and notices of code violations because of their outdoor parklets. The city made parklets permanent earlier this year, but also imposed new rules that could require some restaurants to completely tear down their parklets. […]

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New restaurants in San Francisco will have you booking a trip to the Bay Area ASAP

San Francisco has seen some exciting culinary offerings lately, and that’s what you can expect when visiting this bayside city. The restaurant scene is constantly changing, especially in a city like San Francisco, which is world famous for its top-notch, fresh, diverse cuisine and above all, hip Restaurants. So how is a self-respecting foodie supposed […]

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There’s a New Trend in Dog-Friendly Menus at San Francisco Restaurants

It’s not uncommon for high-end restaurants to go above and beyond to make diners feel welcome. But at Angler on the Embarcadero, a Michelin-starred seafood destination, where there’s a roaring fire in the kitchen and a photo-worthy view of the bay out front, the team isn’t content. more than satisfying its typical, well-heeled clientele. Since […]

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Black Sheep Foods launches plant-based lamb in San Francisco restaurants

This week, plant-based lamb from alternative protein start-up Black Sheep Foods made its debut in restaurants across San Francisco. The launch is a big milestone for the team at Black Sheep, who want to bring more variety to plant-based meat eaters. “Our number one product is lamb because it’s both foreign and familiar in America,” […]

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Labor shortage persists as San Francisco restaurants try to recover from COVID tax issues – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Good weather helped draw people to fill restaurants and bars in San Francisco on Saturday night, but while the demand is there, the supply of workers is not. It’s one of the busiest nights of the week for Moroccan restaurant Aziza in Outer Richmond. This is the first week that […]

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3 Best Restaurants in San Francisco: The New York Times List

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Last month the 2021 Michelin Guide was released, featuring many San Francisco establishments. On Tuesday, The New York Times released its own list of restaurants “The 50 Places in America We’re Most Excited About Right Now.” Three San Francisco restaurants were chosen. Only one of the three is a repeat of […]

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Michelin Guide 2021: These San Francisco restaurants win the Bib Gourmands

This has been a long hiatus from any updates to the Michelin restaurant guide. Michelin stars for fine dining and the more informal and affordable Bib Gourmands were last awarded in 2019 when the Bay Area received an impressive 62 stars and 72 bib gourmands. Michelin went on hiatus in 2020 given the pandemic, so […]

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San Francisco restaurants rise to the challenge of a post-pandemic comeback

A sample of the cuisine at The Bird, a fried chicken sandwich restaurant in Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House group of restaurants. As Total Food Service continues its review of the state of the restaurant industry in key cities across the country post-pandemic, we are focusing on San Francisco. The city that brought us […]

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San Francisco restaurants say reservations are disappearing due to Delta concerns

Welcome to am Intel, your roundup of Bay Area food and restaurant news. Tips are always welcome, drop them here. It was first of all the return of the masks. Then, on Friday, August 20, the citywide mandate requiring proof of vaccination for customers who wish to dine or drink inside went into effect. Today, […]

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5 must-try San Francisco restaurants to eat and drink right now | by Virginia Miller

Support local gastronomy with your rewards credit card Vegan Sushi Shizen “Surprise Ending” (Photo credit: Virginia Miller) NOTNew bars and restaurants in San Francisco are opening at a blistering pace lately; it’s a welcome sign of activity after what seemed like months at a standstill. But many of our neighborhood restaurants, some of which have […]

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San Francisco restaurants and bars begin checking for proof of vaccination – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX/AP) — On Friday, San Francisco became the first major city in the nation to require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for people who dine at restaurants, train at gyms or attend sports events. indoor concerts. Restaurants and bars have posted signs and added extra staff to start checking people for proof of […]

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COVID-19 vaccine checks begin at San Francisco restaurants and bars

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco became the first major city in the nation to Friday require proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations for people who dine in restaurants, work out in gyms or attend indoor concerts. Restaurants and bars have posted signs and added extra staff to start checking people for proof of vaccinations before allowing […]

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Michelin guide sheds light on San Francisco restaurants

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The prestigious Michelin Guide released a list this month of 10 Bay Area restaurants it calls “new discoveries” — including three in San Francisco — 3rd Cousin, Marlena and Routier. They have been hailed for their indulgences, seasonal menus and top chef. Here is a complete list of the 10 new […]

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‘PTSD again’: San Francisco restaurants temporarily close due to COVID, some due to breakthrough cases

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It’s pandemic deja vu for restaurants in San Francisco forced to close amid the latest spike in coronavirus cases. Tosca in North Beach partially reopened on Friday. After a staff member was exposed to COVID-19, the restaurant closed for a few days to get everyone tested. RELATED: Hundreds of SF bars […]

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Are Parklets the lifeline San Francisco restaurants need? Only sometimes

Late on a Friday afternoon, the brick-walled dining room at Maison Danel echoes the conversation as tables of guests slide into padded blue banquettes and perch on dining chairs. vintage French dining tables for sipping tea from floral patterned mugs. Danel de Betelu, owner of the stylish Polk Street patisserie and tea room with her […]

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Are full dessert menus returning to San Francisco restaurants?

During the pandemic, it’s been easy to miss dessert. As restaurants streamlined their menus for takeout and delivery, even those who once prided themselves on sweet dessert menus reduced them to a sad budino that would travel well in a deli container – the loneliest cup of pudding, therefore, to say. Don’t get me wrong, […]

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How San Francisco restaurants are handling the statewide reopening on June 15

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — This is the last weekend before the state of California reopens when pandemic orders and restrictions are lifted. Governor Newsom has scheduled the opening for Tuesday, June 15. However, the state is still under a state of emergency, which gives it the power to issue new executive orders if COVID-19 issues […]

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San Francisco restaurants prepare for full reopening; “We will not be the vaccine police” – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — As the countdown continues until the state lifts COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, restaurant owners in San Francisco are still a little nervous as they prepare for crowded dining halls. On June 15, all limits on the number of diners who can be served indoors and outdoors will be lifted for […]

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San Francisco restaurants face mask confusion after surprise CDC announcement

On Thursday, May 13, the CDC abruptly announced that fully vaccinated people were no longer required to wear face masks indoors, leading to a fair amount of confusion across the country. Of course, states and counties can disagree, and yesterday the state of California confirmed it won’t be removing indoor masks until the grand reopening […]

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San Francisco restaurants face staff shortages as reopening continues

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — As the Bay Area continues to reopen and more people feel safe to eat again, many restaurants are facing staff shortages. With more bars reopening in San Francisco, which is now in the yellow tier, many owners are forced to compete for employees. San Francisco County 1st Bay Area in […]

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Local Kitchens brings San Francisco restaurants to suburban consumers

Local Kitchens, a new ghost kitchen concept that allows customers to order from multiple local restaurant brands, has opened in the San Francisco area with locations in Lafayette, San Jose and Cupertino, California. Local Kitchens operates outposts of Curry Up Now, Glaze, Humphry Slocombe, The Little Chihuahua, MIXT, Proposition Chicken, Saucy Asian, Señor Sisig and […]

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Fake restaurants trick delivery apps, customers

Food delivery apps are facing a new fraud challenge: fake restaurants – not here to steal your personal information, but to serve you food that pretends to be offers from other stores. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday (April 9) that two sushi restaurants in San Francisco were using the names of legitimate businesses without […]

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8 San Francisco restaurants reopen for indoor dining

Courtesy of Lily San Francisco got a brief glimpse of indoor dining amid COVID last June. But almost as soon as it was cleared, it was shut down again. Now, thanks to our “orange level” status, he resumed once again. This time, hopefully, forever. Of course, it is only open with many restrictions. Indoor dining […]

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The deal that saved San Francisco restaurants

Pay restaurants and establish partnerships to prepare and deliver meals to food insecure people. For bakers in the United States, there are two major holidays: Thanksgiving and March 14. aka Pi Day. So it was a blow to San Francisco’s Three Babes Bakeshop when pandemic-related cancellations started rolling in last March. While the Bay Area […]

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San Francisco restaurants open for indoor dining

The restaurants inside reopened on March 3, so it’s been a while since eaters have seen the inside of some of these restaurants. SF restaurants received a little more attention this round, but not much, with a tentative announcement a week in advance and an official confirmation two days in advance. Still, this isn’t their […]

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San Francisco restaurants welcome diners inside at limited capacity

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The red level of the state’s reopening plan is in effect in San Francisco, Napa and Santa Clara counties. Restaurants can now allow customers in at up to 25% of dining room capacity. Roxanne’s Café in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill happily welcomed the breakfast crowd indoors on Wednesday morning and […]

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San Francisco restaurants welcome diners indoors – NBC Bay Area

After months of serving takeout or serving customers outdoors, restaurants in San Francisco were allowed Wednesday to invite diners back inside. Far East Cafe in Chinatown nearly closed permanently last year, but after receiving support from the city as well as community members, it was able to hang on. Now, with the addition of indoor […]

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San Francisco restaurants can start eating indoors as early as 8 a.m. Wednesday

Restaurants, cafes and bars in San Francisco that serve food can begin indoor dine-in service starting Wednesday at 8 a.m., Mayor London Breed and Dr. Grant Colfax announced Tuesday. “Thanks to everyone in our city acting responsibly and doing their part, we can take one step closer to reopening and beginning our recovery,” Mayor Breed […]

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These are the restaurants in San Francisco that closed permanently in January

Bay Area restaurants endured another tough month in January with both indoor and outdoor restaurants closing – but then, on Jan. 25, Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the stay-at-home order. California home. Many Bay Area restaurants immediately reopened for outdoor dining. “It’s exciting because we’ve had to reduce the hours of our struggling staff, and they’re […]

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San Francisco restaurants see business increase as they open for outdoor dining

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – A break from the rain brought people to the restaurant. Outdoor dining is allowed again in San Francisco, but many businesses struggled to install outdoor parklets during the storm. San Francisco gradually reopened outdoor restaurants yesterday, there’s definitely more foot traffic here tonight. A boost for small businesses in San […]

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5 San Francisco Restaurants Selling Pantry Essentials

western addition Although you can’t dine at one of their two sister cafes at the moment, Jane the Bakery is still open with a range of mouth-watering breads and pastries ready to take away and create your own coffee experience à la House. Central Milling’s flour, yeast and their sourdough starter are also available to […]

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San Francisco restaurants barely hang on in latest COVID-19 shutdown – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — It’s been exactly a month since the San Francisco Bay Area’s Stay-At-Home order went into effect and as the days mount, the financial pressures on restaurateurs who barely cling increase. Bask restaurant owner Sabrina Thillard has decided to temporarily close her tapas restaurant to give her team a break. She […]

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These are the notable restaurants in San Francisco that closed permanently in December

In early December, a survey released by the National Restaurant Association found that more than 110,000 restaurants had permanently closed across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, with indoor and outdoor dining bans across California, that number has surely only increased. We know for a fact that in the Bay Area, we’ve lost […]

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These were San Francisco’s finest takeout restaurants served in 2020

This time last year, Eater SF reminisced about the most amazing new restaurants to open in 2019. We were amazed at multi-level food emporiums, glittering chocolate shops, and moon lounges. Well, true to 2020, it looks a little different this year. Now we just hope the restaurants can get through the winter, so we can […]

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San Francisco restaurants hope holiday meal kits will help them stay afloat amid COVID-19 pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Holiday meal kits are the new business strategy many restaurateurs are implementing this Christmas season in hopes of surviving. It’s five days away from Christmas and what’s cooking in this kitchen is a holiday present. A short rib kit for two at $110. “It’s braised bones – short ribs, Golai Hagon […]

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Restaurants and bars in San Francisco are preparing for a possible return to takeout only

Editor’s note, Dec. 4, 2020, 3:20 p.m.: Officials from five Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley made the decision on Friday to enact the stay-at-home order beginning Dec. 6. . All of the interviews for this article took place prior to the announcement and were written speculating on when the order would occur. […]

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More and more restaurants in San Francisco are considering a drastic step this winter: closing for “hibernation”

It could soon be hibernation season for restaurants in San Francisco. With indoor dining once again banned and wintry weather reducing income from outdoor dining, a growing number of restaurants in the city are considering, for the first time, the more drastic step of possible closure for the coming months. Others are considering closing for […]

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San Francisco restaurant group could sue city if it bans outdoor dining

Will new COVID restrictions be the last straw for some restaurants in San Francisco? With the threat of restricting outdoor dining, some San Francisco restaurateurs fear it could spell the end for their business. SAN FRANCISCO – California could face another statewide shutdown this week. Some restaurants say that if outdoor dining is no longer […]

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More San Francisco restaurants are mulling a drastic step this winter: closing for ‘hibernation’

It may soon be hibernation season for San Francisco restaurants. With indoor dining once again banned and winter weather cutting into outdoor dining revenue, a growing number of restaurants in the city are, for the first time, considering the more drastic step of possibly closing for the next few months. Others are thinking about closing […]

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San Francisco restaurants prepare for more restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — City of San Francisco officials are hinting at more possible rollback announcements in the coming days as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. Although outdoor dining is still permitted under the state’s current purple level guidelines, many restaurants are preparing for the possibility of suspending outdoor dining. There’s no […]

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San Francisco restaurants can increase indoor capacity to 50% starting November 3

Restaurants will soon be able to increase their indoor capacity to 50%. After the City of San Francisco reached the least restrictive level in the state for reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, the Mayor of London Breed announced on Tuesday that restaurants could start welcoming more diners from the November 3. This is double […]

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San Francisco restaurants can increase indoor capacity to 50% starting Nov. 3

Restaurants will soon be able to increase their indoor capacity to 50%. After the City of San Francisco reached the least restrictive level in the state for reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, the Mayor of London Breed announced on Tuesday that restaurants could start welcoming more diners from the November 3. This is double […]

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Indoor dining brings hope to San Francisco restaurants for the first time in months

In a Bay Area dining world still adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants in San Francisco resumed indoor service on Wednesday with temperature checks, strict food enforcement policies masks and multi-question health surveys. The moment is a small step towards normality for restaurants in the city, where thousands of food businesses have struggled to survive […]

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San Francisco restaurants reopen for the first time since the pandemic since the pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Under new guidelines, restaurants in San Francisco were able to allow customers inside for the first time since the pandemic. Some restaurants jumped at the chance to allow diners inside on Wednesday while many others were still working it all out, doing their best to keep using the parklets they’ve […]

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These are the restaurants in San Francisco that closed permanently in September

September was a tough month for restaurant closures, and the Glass Fire in Napa Valley only added to the chaos as the famed restaurant in Meadowood succumbed to the flames along with several other wineries. Here’s a selection of notable restaurants in San Francisco and the wider Bay Area that closed in September. For permanent […]

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San Francisco restaurants grapple with opening an indoor restaurant

Restaurants in San Francisco can prepare provide indoor dining as of September 30, the city and county moved from the state’s coronavirus red tier designation to Orange. Earlier this month, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in coordination with city health and economic officials, announced that the city plans to start eating indoors at a capacity […]

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Coronavirus impact: San Francisco restaurants may soon allow indoor dining, says Mayor of London Breed

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed said Friday morning that the city could reopen indoor restaurants as early as the end of this month. “The thing is, we’re doing well with our numbers. And we want that to continue,” the mayor said during a visit to the Oceanview COVID mobile testing site […]

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Six months later: How San Francisco restaurants are feeling after six months of lockdown

We are now six months into shelter-in-place. Six months since you might sneak into a crowded restaurant, step into the bar for a cold cocktail, or sit in a busy dining room, so that another human being can hand you a nice plate of food. But while restaurants may miss diners, restaurants miss them more. […]

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Yelpers take aim at San Francisco restaurants that enforce mask policies

Are you a restaurant owner or employee in San Francisco who struggled with Yelp or Yelpers during the pandemic? If that is the case, we would like to know more. San Francisco-based review platform Yelp has been keen to publicize its efforts to support restaurants during the coronavirus crisis, from an aborted partnership with GoFundMe […]

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A prominent Bay Area bartender is closing three of his restaurants in San Francisco

After months of keeping the lights off at San Francisco restaurants Trou Normand, Nommo and Obispo, star restaurateur and bartender Thad Vogler has announced the permanent closure of all three establishments. Vogler’s decision to close its three restaurants was not easy. This dates back to long before the shutdown, according to The San Francisco Chronicle […]

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These are the restaurants in San Francisco that closed permanently in August

The restaurant and bar industry has been hit hard since shelter-in-place began in March, forcing a number of businesses to close permanently. Here is a list of some notable establishments that closed during the month of August. Armstrong Brewery After months of temporary closure, the South San Francisco brewery announced it would not reopen. In […]

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Study: San Francisco Restaurant Sales Drop 91%

It’s hard to get hard numbers on the impact of the pandemic on San Francisco’s restaurant industry. There are voluntary surveys of restaurant owners, of course, and data from delivery apps and review sites on how many places seem to be taking orders (or not) and, in the case of apps, for how much. But […]

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Coronavirus Kindness: Volunteers offer free food delivery service for San Francisco restaurants and residents

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — When COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders hit in March, a neighborhood association started a volunteer group called North Beach Delivers. Every Thursday night they deliver free food on foot, by bike or by car. Danny Sauter, president of North Beach Neighbors, was among a group of four who came up with the idea. […]

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San Francisco restaurants and bars set to close permanently

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Stay open, hit pause or close it. This is the terrible dilemma facing restaurant and bar owners in San Francisco. The cost of doing business in the city was already high before the pandemic, but a growing number of catering establishments are on the verge of permanent closure. With growing […]

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DoorDash is reimbursing overcharged San Francisco restaurants on fees.

DoorDash is refunding money to a handful of San Francisco restaurants that were mistakenly overcharged on commission fees, which the city recently temporarily capped at 15% “We have corrected a separate error affecting fewer than 10 of more than a thousand of our partner restaurants in San Francisco and we will refund those restaurants,” the […]

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San Francisco restaurants react to latest indoor dining delay due to pandemic

Restaurants in San Francisco, which were given the green light for outdoor dining service last month, learned on Tuesday that they will have to wait indefinitely for indoor dining to return as the number of coronavirus cases in the state increases. Indoor dining was originally scheduled to begin July 13 in San Francisco. Although news […]

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Indoor dining has reportedly been suspended for restaurants in San Francisco

July 13 has been a beacon for restaurants in San Francisco since May, when city officials announced that indoor dining would resume on that date. Although outdoor dining has been operational since June 12, even with tables spread along sidewalks and in the street, restaurants are counting on a return to indoor dining to generate […]

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Why Dominique Crenn is temporarily closing one of his restaurants in San Francisco

“It’s goodbye, not goodbye” for one of Dominique Crenn’s restaurants in San Francisco. On Saturday, the Michelin-starred chef announced that Petit Crenn, a cozy French bistro in Hayes Valley, would close its doors to customers until next January as it pivots to a new goal: feeding communities in need during the crisis. of COVID-19. The […]

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10 San Francisco restaurants open for outdoor dining now (and what to order)

Al fresco dining in San Francisco Chelsea Davis If you’re dying to dine al fresco, this is the week you’ve been waiting for! Countless San Francisco restaurants are opening for patio dining, and while June isn’t exactly known as a warm month in the city (oh hey, Karl The Fog), most patios will be outfitted […]

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New appetizers from Haus support closed restaurants in San Francisco

There’s a lot of effort right now to support restaurant workers who have closed due to the coronavirus shutdown. One caught my eye: a campaign by Haus, the Sonoma County appetizer producer, called Restaurant Project. I’ve been interested in Haus since it launched a year ago with the kind of instant millennial appeal and venture […]

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Restaurants in San Francisco reopened last week. But, due to the city’s inaction, many could not serve alcohol.

Board vote results are in – see end of story At a time when everyone could have a drink or two, many newly reopened San Francisco restaurants found themselves unable to legally serve alcohol after discovering that San Francisco had not yet filed the necessary paperwork with the State of California. The Mayor of London […]

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Restaurants in San Francisco are open for outdoor dining. Here’s what you need to know

San Francisco’s restaurant industry was taken by surprise when, on Tuesday, Mayor London Breed announced that outdoor dining for the county could begin Friday, June 12. The previously announced date was June 15, and the county’s Department of Public Health (DPH) had yet to issue official guidance on how to reopen safely. Those tips finally […]

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Solidarity can save these San Francisco restaurants

Photo: Roberto Moiola / Sysaworld (Getty Images) Like many restaurants, House of Tadu and Tadu Kitchen, two Ethiopian restaurants in San Francisco owned by Selamawet “Nani” Tsegaye and Elias Shawel, have suffered during the pandemic. Tsegaye and Shawel cut the hours of their ten part-time employees and Tsegaye worked without pay so they could get […]

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San Francisco restaurants given green light to reopen sit-down restaurants

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Tuesday that restaurants in the city can begin offering sit-down dining service with safety measures in place June 12. The mayor’s office will release an official change to the stay-at-home order later this week along with guidance for restaurants on how to reopen as soon as this Friday. […]

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Outdoor dining on the menu at San Francisco restaurants starting Friday

Restaurants in San Francisco will be able to offer sit-down dining starting Friday, three days ahead of schedule, marking the city’s latest step in easing current shelter-in-place restrictions. Since mid-March, restaurants in San Francisco can only offer take-out and delivery service to customers. The Mayor of London Breed announced the expansion on Tuesday, on the […]

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San Francisco restaurants can open for outdoor dining on June 15

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information is received. Restaurants in San Francisco will be allowed to reopen for outdoor dining on June 15, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday. If all goes well and the city’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases remain at acceptable levels, indoor dining will be […]

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Shared Spaces program gives hope to restaurants in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Under a new proposal announced Tuesday by the Mayor of London Breed, businesses in San Francisco will soon be able to use sidewalks, partial streets, parks and plazas to do business. It’s called the Shared Spaces Program, and city leaders say once restaurant dining is allowed under the health order, […]

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San Francisco restaurants forced to permanently close due to pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Bars and restaurants in San Francisco are closing permanently with the coronavirus and the costs of operating a business in the city some business owners say they can’t keep up. KRON4 spoke to an owner who was forced to close and file for bankruptcy. “It’s devastating because I’ve spent my […]

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San Francisco restaurants celebrate Cinco de Mayo with drink and dinner specials

Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of a historic battle during the Franco-Mexican War, has evolved over the past few decades into a holiday celebrated by people of all cultures (much like, perhaps, March 17th celebrations intended to honor the death of Ireland’s patron saint), frequently in Mexican restaurants and bars. In fact, some local restaurants […]

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Quince among San Francisco restaurants nominated for James Beard Awards

More than a dozen Bay Area chefs and restaurants have been nominated for the 2020 James Beard Foundation Awards, the restaurant industry’s highest honors, which were announced on Twitter Monday. Some of the top honors went to San Francisco restaurateurs Michael and Lindsay Tusk, whose Michelin-starred restaurant Quince was named a finalist for Outstanding Restaurant […]

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These photos show how San Francisco restaurants turned to takeout

Since the initial shelter-in-place order on March 16 shook up San Francisco’s dining scene, local restaurants have scrambled to adapt to the new reality of a city where eating is no longer an option. For some places, that means closing for the time being — a fact of life communicated by shuttered windows in many […]

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New podcast explores San Francisco restaurants’ struggle to survive

A new podcast explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable businesses: restaurants. For nearly 15 years, Marcia Gagliardi wrote Tablehopper, an “e-column” about the Bay Area food and beverage industry. Although she did radio spots on KGO (her segment was called “You Gotta Eat This”), she had never […]

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Half of San Francisco restaurants set to close as industry braces for big changes during COVID-19 pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Dining out in the Bay Area will likely never be the same. Fifty percent of restaurants in San Francisco are not expected to reopen, according to the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. “Do you think you’ll make it?” “No, I don’t think so,” said Wen Geng, owner of Chinese Cuisine, a popular […]

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Best meal kits from San Francisco restaurants: Birdsong, Gozu and more

We don’t know what day of the week it is (besides, it’s still January, right?), but we’re sure we’re sick of eating the weird Trader Joe frozen foods we desperately thrown into our carts when we were first ordered to shelter in place. Fortunately, delivery and takeout provided some variety, but it turns out you […]

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How to Support San Francisco Restaurants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Courtesy of Che Fico In order to keep people safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants across the country have been forced to close. Many have done so entirely, but some have opted to continue offering delivery and/or takeout in an effort to keep staff employed and stay afloat during these trying times. Yet […]

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18 Essential San Francisco Restaurant Cookbooks

For San Franciscans who crave the convenience of their favorite restaurant as they stroll through the city, there’s a way to experience them at home: cookbooks. The best restaurant cookbooks celebrate iconic dishes, from Zuni’s roast chicken to Slanted Door’s crab and cellophane noodles, capture the chef’s voice, give readers insight into the kitchen and […]

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Coronavirus Bay Area: San Francisco restaurants get creative during COVID-19 crisis

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — San Francisco’s 5,000 restaurants and some restaurants are hurting right now. Many are closing their doors completely or laying off the majority of their staff. We checked out some businesses that choose to stay open and adapt to changing times, trying to stay afloat. In San Francisco’s Outer Richmond, Cassava restaurant […]

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How restaurants and bars in San Francisco are responding to the coronavirus

San Franciscans have been ordered to shelter in place until at least April 7, which means we are required to stay home except for essential needs, such as grocery shopping, appointments. you to the doctor, dog walks and solo hikes. While this is a crucial step in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, it will […]

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Are these trendy San Francisco restaurants on your radar?

Wondering where San Francisco’s savvy crowd eats and drinks? It’s easy to spot the lines at the gate, but some underlying trends are harder to see. We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp and SafeGraph, a dataset of shopping points of interest and their visitor patterns, to find out which restaurants were […]

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San Francisco restaurants are experiencing a slowdown in business due to coronavirus and trip cancellations

Reservation cancellations began Feb. 25 for Nightbird restaurant in Hayes Valley, first with a party of eight. Then a group of two. And then a group of three. It’s an unusual thing for chef Kim Alter, whose restaurant may charge high cancellation fees due to the restaurant’s small size. So when the leader of the […]

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Get these trending San Francisco restaurants on your radar today

As fans of cronuts and cake pops can attest, food trends come and go. So how do you know what tastes are trending right now? We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp and SafeGraph, a dataset of shopping hotspots and their patronage patterns, to find out which restaurants caught the eye this […]

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Wagyu’s big business hits San Francisco restaurants

Japanese producer Château Uenae’s Hokkaido Snow Beef is one of the most exclusive meats on the planet, and at Ittoryu Gozu in San Francisco, it’s served in two bites on a wooden skewer. The meat is rich in flavor, soft on the tongue and melts like beef-flavored butter. Under each bite hides a sweetness as […]

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411 San Francisco restaurants closed in 2019 + more things to discuss at brunch

Places now closed include Lucca Ravioli Company, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Jardiniere and Marla Bakery – in other words, running a restaurant here is tough. Additionally, Three Babes Bakeshop received an anonymous check for $18,044.4; Ali Wong hung out with Steph and Ayesha Curry; Uber and Postmates sue California; and more local titles you might have […]

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San Francisco Restaurants, Cafes That Got Perfect Scores in Their Health Inspections

What do Swan Oyster Depot, Lou’s Café and Golden Gate Bakery have in common? In addition to being San Francisco-based companies, they are among an elite group of restaurants that scored high in their recent health inspections. Each year, we review the results of San Francisco restaurant health inspections. This time we decided to do […]

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San Francisco restaurants are going virtual because the rent is too high

Image: Tijana87 (iStock) You may have heard that San Francisco is one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. You may have heard that it is possible to pay $1,200 a month for a bunk bed there and that there are more restaurants closing now than to open. You may have heard that […]

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Several restaurants in San Francisco are closing

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – San Francisco is known as a paradise for good food, but the city’s restaurants are finding it increasingly difficult to stay open. On the Embarcadero, 26-year-old Palomino, once known for his popular happy hour, just closed. Three restaurants near Oracle Park — Pete’s Tavern, Pedro’s Cantina and Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria […]

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5 Great San Francisco Restaurants Before the Show

The Chase Center is almost open. And if you’ve scored tickets to Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, Chance the Rapper, or any of the other big bands this fall — the biggest being the Golden State Warriors, who kick off NBA preseason Oct. 5 against LA Lakers – you’ll need to know the best places to […]

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5 Best San Francisco Restaurants Near Great Theaters

Temperatures can drop noticeably in the fall, but that’s when San Francisco’s arts and theater scene heats up. If you have tickets to any of the major venues in the Theater District, you’re in luck: there are several fabulous places to eat within walking distance of BART and the Curran, Orpheum, ACT’s Geary, from the […]

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New San Francisco restaurants are getting Instagram famous – NBC Bay Area

What there is to know Ichi Sando in Japantown serves tamago sandwiches, made with thin layers of sweetened cooked eggs Gram Café in Stonestown Galleria serves fluffy puffed pancakes, invented in Osaka, Japan Food bloggers have flocked to both restaurants and say the taste lives up to the hype At 11:30 a.m., a crowd began […]