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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Where to Eat in San Francisco?

This isn’t her first time to visit San Francisco, but she is looking for new, happening places. Money is no object. She wants recommendations for lunch and dinner during the month of October.


  • rauldallas

    Frances in the Castro. Reservations can be hard to come by though so book early. I still dream of those bacon beignets and the fresh pasta with squid ink. Yum-o.

  • acrow

    Foreign Cinema

  • ccb

    Slanted Door in the ferry building – amazing Vietnamese food. And U-Lee, a hole in the wall restaurant in Nob Hill that has the best pot stickers in town. If you’re there on a weekend, the farmers market is a must.

  • canerosso

    A16, SPQR, Una Pizza Napoletana

  • twinwillow

    The Tadich Grill on California Street and,
    Swan Oyster Depot on Polk Street.

  • John Confer

    House of Nanking – tell them you’ve never been there before.
    Gary Danko’s – make reservations now!!!
    Molineri Deli – get the combo meat sandwich

  • lnguyen

    State Bird Provisions (get there at 5 and just put yourself on the waiting list, they save 1/3 of the dining room for walk-ins), Benu for a more formal experience, if you have time run up to oakland for ramen shop

  • lnguyen

    Also, flour + water, slanted door, and Yank Sing

  • michael martensen

    Benu, Mission Chinese, State Bird Provisions, Saison if you got the coin (way worth it), Hog and Rocks is dope, Adesso and Flora in Oakland way worth the trip to East Bay. Delfina for a pie, RN74 for wine. Beretta oooo and NOPA the best and one of the first farm to table joints in SF.

  • Kevin

    If money is really no object then Benu and Saison for fine dining.

    Hands down the most new happening place is State Bird Provisions. You will need to make your reso exactly 60 days out on their website at 2am central time. Well worth it.

    SPQR for fine dining modern Italian

    Flour and Water for pasta and pizza

    Mission Street Food for insane modern Chinese

    Lunch at the Ferry Building on a Farmers Market Day (Saturday is best) Try Hapa ramen, 4505 meats, or the porchetta stand

    Oysters and cocktails at Waterbar

    Cocktails at smugglers cove, Alembic, or Trick Dog

  • dallas_paul

    I’m confused. Why is this on a D(allas) Magazine blog?

  • Kelly G

    Brother’s for the best Korean BBQ!

  • Karla Neely

    Check out Dallas-girl Casey Thompson (you might know her from Top Chef) who is now the Executive Chef at a brand-new San Francisco restaurant, Aveline. Just opened at Warwick San Francisco, which was completely redesigned. See the menu and more here:

  • Jeff Hayden

    Check SF Magazine’s food blog.

  • KStar

    Foreign Cinema! It was fantastic!

  • daverice3

    Plin in the Mission, 1760 on Russian Hill for dinner.
    Epic Roasthouse for lunch or brunch.

  • Carol Shih

    -Pica Pica for arepas
    -Dandelion Chocolate for frozen hot chocolate
    -b patisserie for their ($8!) granola and croissants
    -Red Chillies in Milpitas (amazing South Indian food)
    -Coi? I’ve heard good things.