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Any new, hot restaurants in the city lately?

We like farm-to-table best :) 

8 Answers

top answer by
Jenifer from Berlin

One thing about San Francisco is that there are always new restaurants opening. Here are a few stand out places that recently opened: 

Al's Place - Aaron London, the former chef from famed vegetarian casual fine dining restaurant in Napa, Ubuntu. His new venture, Al's Place, focuses mainly on vegetarian fare, but will offer some meat options. (Cuisine: New American)

sous beurre kitchen - Locally sourced, seasonally prepared French cuisine. (Cuisine: French)

Californios - Mexican fine dining. All star kitchen staff. Very unique for San Francisco. (Cuisine: Mexican)

Hawker Fare- The 5th establishment owned by the East Bay's very well loved Chef James Syhabout. The only Chef with a restaurant in Oakland that has 1 Michelin star. This is the 2nd Hawker Fare (1st one is in Oakland). I ate here recently it was stellar! (Cuisine: Thai/Laotian with California Influence)

Mourad - Brand spanking new spinoff by Aziza chef/owner, Mourad Lahlou. (Cuisine: Moroccan Influenced)

A good source to keep up with restaurant openings would be Eater SF and their "Heat Maps" which list hot new openings each month. 

Happy Noms! 

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Al's Place (restaurant)
  2. sous beurre kitchen (restaurant)
  3. Californios (restaurant)
  4. Hawker Fare (restaurant)
  5. Mourad (restaurant)
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answered by
Benjamin from San Francisco

If you are a meat lover and want to try something very different, try Chris Cosentino's Cockscomb Restaurant.  The portions are massive, the food is fun, and the atmosphere is cool.   If you are very adventurous, the roasted Pig's head, which is literally the head with teeth and everything.   My favorite though, is the Pin Bone Steak, which is a massive cut of beef with bone marrow dipping sauce.  Our group of five men couldn't finish it. 

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  1. Cockscomb Restaurant (restaurant)
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answered by
Elliott from San Francisco

Stephanie, I agree with your interest in Farm-to-Table restaurants.  My experience is that it is a mindset, a point of view, that a chef has and worships.  Sourcing local fresh produce,  fresh poultry, fish, and meats becomes the chef's core philosophy.  These are restaurants where the chef is the star attraction.

I can remember Chez Panisse and Alice Waters as one of the Pioneers of this whole movement, before it even had a name.

Recently, I ate at Saison,  where they chef owns his own farm, chooses heritage rare seeds to plant themselves, or even hire foragers to pick wild edibles.  So you have a simple ingredient, like celery, work with it in different modes, and end up with a magical dish.

At Saison, they create magic out of locally sourced eggs and scallops. They cook very fresh eggs in a new type of sous vide device and create these fluffy set creamy white with a wonderful runny yoke.  They take embers and cook scallops so they taste smoky.   They use locally sourced fresh flowers and edible petals throughout.

Another great Farm-to-Table chef is Dominique Crenn at Atelier Crenn, where a poem replaces the menu and the absolutely freshest locally sourced produce shines.

On Piedmont Ave in the east bay, Commis has a Farm-to-Table eight-course menu,

At COI Restaurant, Daniel Patterson creates a magical 12- to 14-course meal made from foraged and farm ingredients.

At Commonwealth, Chef Jason Fox uses herbs, flowers, and sprouts picked from the restaurant’s roof.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Chez Panisse (restaurant)
  2. Saison (restaurant)
  3. Atelier Crenn (restaurant)
  4. Commis (restaurant)
  5. COI Restaurant (restaurant)
  6. Commonwealth (restaurant)
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answered by
Shauna from San Francisco

The Progress is the hottest new spot in town from the owners of State Bird Provisions - both are a tough reservation to land but if you do...lucky you! 

I ate recently at Verbena which was fantastic. Highly recommend their very fresh, veg focused dishes, with a nice wine list to boot. 

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. The Progress (restaurant)
  2. State Bird Provisions (restaurant)
  3. Verbena (restaurant)
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answered by
Andy from San Francisco

A friend of mine runs a Meetup group for San Francisco Foodies. You can find the group at They regularly host dinners and meals at some of the best restaurants in SF. 

Right now they have meals planned for:

Check them out!

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Trou Normand (restaurant)
  2. Poesia (restaurant)
  3. Umami Restaurant (restaurant)
  4. AQ Restaurant & Bar (restaurant)
  5. The Waterfront Restaurant (restaurant)
  6. Betelnut (restaurant)
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answered by
Jeff from Portland

Always a good quick way to find out what is new and hot in SF. 

Eater 38

Eater Heatmap

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answered by
Jared from Boca Raton, Florida

Check out Rich Table

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Rich Table (restaurant)
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answered by
Emi from San Francisco

I love Papito Hayes! It is an amazing, fresh take on Mexican in Hayes Valley.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Papito Hayes (restaurant)
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