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October 2019: Summer is behind us and it's time to eat with abandon! The fall update to our list of the best restauarants in San Francisco swaps out some older eateries to make room for exciting new spots and this time we've topped out at 50(!) stellar restaurants. For Instagram-worthy dining, we’ve added the Ghirardelli Square dim sum parlor Palette Tea House (#15), downtown fine dining at O' by Claude Le Tohic (our new #1 spot!) and Nari (#2), the latest modern Thai spot in Japantown. In accordance with the comfy season, comfort food takes new shapes and forms from American classics at Corridor (#26) and hearty vegetarian dishes at Wildseed (#39) to warming bowls of ramen in SOMA and meaty favorites at Al’s Deli (#18). Last but not least, Aziza (#8) returns to the scene, filling a void in the Richmond neighborhood.
It’s no exaggeration to say that San Francisco is one of the best cities for food in the world. But with so many interesting dining destinations packed into just 7x7 square miles, it can be as overwhelming to decide where to eat as it can be to choose from our list of the best things to do in the city. But we’re here to help, with 50 picks for the greatest places to eat in this city right now: the freshest, most memorable, most inventive. The ones changing the gastronomic landscape and the ones that have been holding it up for decades.
Our experts scour the city for great dishes, great value and insider info (like a certain restaurant’s off-the-menu homemade Spam). So, the EAT List is a unique, authentic snapshot of SF’s ever-evolving dining experience right now: we update it regularly, whenever somewhere we think is truly spectacular opens. It could be a mega-hyped destination restaurant or a pop-up-turned-permanent joint in a shipping container: if it’s on the list we think it’s terrific, and reckon you will too.
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