It’s time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question starting with “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group spans the entire city, covers a myriad of cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your dining needs. Every few months, we add relevant restaurants that have been missed, are newly eligible (restaurants must have been open for at least six months), or have stepped up their game. And keep in mind that this list is presented in no particular order.
As always, a few places must deviate from 38. Some complaints have led to scratching our non-restaurateurs Four barrel coffee and Humphry Slocombe (both still worth a visit), while Izakaya Yuzuki is on a break while they sort through a mix of chefs. Instead, we offer piccinoDogpatch’s ever-underrated Italian favorite; St. Vincent, a wine lover’s dream that has taken on its full meaning in the catering department; and Maruya, which offers the kind of traditional, upscale, reliable omakase sushi experience that SF has long lacked. (If you’re looking to find a great bar, the Cocktail Eater SF heatmap has what you’re looking for.)
Rather than having a phase four meltdown after excluding your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn’t it be more productive to just propose it for inclusion?
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To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.