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DINING menu is both approachable and forward-thinking, as is the beverage program, which features house-brewed beers, craft cocktails and California-focused wines. 242 O’Farrell St., 415.433.4332.

and dynamic flavors. The happy hour includes favorites like the Blushing Geisha cocktail and pu pu platter. L (M-Sa), D (nightly), happy hour (MSa 3-6 pm) 314 Sutter St., 415.693.0303.

BOUCHECL004072 French. The creation of a Provence native, this rustic spot above the Stockton Tunnel is warm and inviting, offering a seasonally inspired French-Californian menu with a focus on small plates. The beer and wine list is centered on small producers from both France and California. Ask your server about the frequently-changing bill of fare. D (nightly). 603 Bush St., 415.956.0396.

H FARALLONCL003126 Seafood. This classic Pat Kuleto restaurant in Union Square has been enchanting guests for two decades with carefully crafted details that capture the life aquatic. Blending casual and high-end coastal cuisine, Farallon offers fresh seafood options and simple raw preparations from the oyster bar. Beyond the welcoming spot’s dinner menu, find an approachable wine list, one of the largest collections of single malt whiskeys in the city and inventive desserts. D (nightly). 450 Post St., 415.956.6969.

THE CAVALIERCL00495 British Pub Food. Located in Hotel Zetta near Westfield San Francisco Centre, this posh, atmospheric London-inspired brasserie, a 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist, was created by the duo behind the popular and critically acclaimed restaurants Marlowe and Park Tavern. B, L, D (daily). 360 Jessie St., 415.321.6000. COLIBRI MEXICAN BISTROCL0045208 Mexican. Located just a block west of Union Square in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling theater district, this restaurant combines the simplicity of authentic Mexican family recipes with fresh, high-quality ingredients in a charming, early 20th-century cantina setting. L, D (daily). 438 Geary St., 415.440.2737. E&O KITCHEN AND BARCL003124 Asian. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from Union Square, E&O has a festive atmosphere and serves shareable bites and creative cocktails featuring bold

H JOHN’S GRILLCL00310 American. Founded in 1908, this casual steakhouse is one of the city’s oldest restaurants, steeped in San Francisco history. It served as a setting for the classic book and movie, “The Maltese Falcon.” The framed black-and-white photographs and news clippings hung throughout serve as a veritable museum of San Francisco memorabilia. Live jazz every night. L, D (daily). 63 Ellis St., 415.986.0069. KIN KHAO Thai. A contender for Bon Appetit magazine’s list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America for 2014, this authentic Thai spot serves dishes made from seasonal produce and sustainably raised or caught meat and fish. Expect plenty of unique dishes not found at many other Thai restaurants. 55 Cyril Magnin St., 415.362.7456.

H MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSECL0031 Steaks. One of the nation’s best known steakhouses, Morton’s specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24-ounce porterhouse (the house specialty), a 20-ounce New York sirloin and a 14-ounce double cut filet. The bar lounge offers a potent combination of classic and inventive cocktails. D (nightly). 400 Post St., 415.986.5830. SONS & DAUGHTERSCL006853 California. The brainchild of two young chefs, this restaurant on the cable car line brings contemporary fine dining to Union Square. An open kitchen is centered in the middle of the sleek dining room, turning out inventive dishes like sweetbreads with lobster claw, lavender pork belly and scallop with mushrooms and veal tea. D (W-Su). 708 Bush St., 415.391.8311.

VAN NESS CORRIDOR H HARRIS’ STEAKHOUSECL0043974 Steaks. This iconic restaurant represents classic steakhouse dining, but chef Michael Buhagiar adds a California sensibility, The Kobe rib eye, cut from select Japanese cattle reared for optimal marbling, has a rich and delicate texture. A red cabernet butter melts on its seared surface, typifying a subtle flair for the unexpected. 2100 Van Ness Ave., 415.673.1888.

BAY AREA H ALEXANDER’S PATISSERIE Bakery. This high-end French-style bakery in downtown Mountain View from the Alexander’s Steakhouse team serves bread, pastries, sandwiches and coffee. 209 Castro St., Mountain View, 650.864.9999. H THE RESTAURANT AT WENTE VINEYARDSCL004619 California. Located at the famous Wente Vineyards, this restaurant features California wine country cuisine. Enjoy seasonal dishes made from ingredients sourced from the vineyard’s magnificent herb and vegetable garden, along with numerous wine pairings for each dish. L (M-Sa), D (nightly), brunch (Su). 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925.456.2450. H THE SEA BY ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE Seafood. This upscale seafood restaurant from the team behind the popular Alexander’s Steakhouse exudes glamour with a giant crystal chandelier, white leather chairs, waiters in suits and a glass-walled kitchen. Popular offerings include the hamachi shots, lobster risotto, seared mero and house-made bread. D (nightly). 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650.213.1111

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