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San Francisco
Field Guide

We think of The Infatuation as our friends who always know where to eat. From guides to help you find restaurants that are actually worth waiting in line for, to reviews of the best new restaurants, The Infatuation is your most trusted restaurant resource. Check out their San Francisco picks below, and visit theinfatuation.com for more on where to eat and drink in San Francisco.

EAT by The Infatuation

Liholiho Yacht Club

Infatuation Approved ✔️

Everything on the Hawaiian-inspired menu at Liholiho Yacht Club is great. The poke is the best we’ve had and the fried oysters are nothing short of incredible. It’s also one of the coolest restaurants in SF, and feels like you’re eating at a secret club – if secret clubs had baked Hawaii for dessert.

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Nopa

Infatuation Approved ✔️

Since opening in 2006, Nopa has redefined what it means to be a “classic SF restaurant.” The space is huge, but incredibly laid back, and the food is all pretty straightforward with things like pork chops, flatbreads, and big plates of pasta that are all done to perfection.

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Flour + Water Pizzeria serves some of the best pizza in the city, and is made better by the fact that everything here is under $20.

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Flour + Water Pizzeria

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Farmhouse Kitchen is a Thai restaurant with music, lights, and decorations that are as loud and bright as the amazing food.

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Farmhouse Kitchen

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While it seems a little absurd to wait in line for baked goods, everything from Tartine Bakery (especially the morning buns) is worth the effort.

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Tartine Bakery

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At Hog Island, you’ll get incredible Bay views to go along with your raw oysters and clam chowder.

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Hog Island Oyster Bar

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DRINK by The Infatuation

Verjus

Infatuation Approved ✔️

Verjus is a European-style wine bar in Jackson Square. If you’re just here for a quick drink, they have a small by-the-glass selection. If you have time, though, you can pick a bottle from their long list of mostly natural wines while you split a few small plates, like pate en croute or the morel ragout.

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Moongate Lounge

Infatuation Approved ✔️

Moongate Lounge comes from the people behind one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city, and all of the cocktails here are creative and delicious. We like the Titan with scotch, barolo chinato, tea, and toasted brown rice powder on the rim, and the Start of Spring with vodka and peas – it’s what all green juice should aspire to taste like.

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Trick Dog makes some of the best cocktails in the city, and the drink menu regularly changes themes, from SF landmarks to classic cartoon characters.

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Trick Dog

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The backyard at Zeitgeist has a ton of picnic tables to spend your time at while you waste the day away with a few pitchers of beer.

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Zeitgeist

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Li Po Lounge is a lot like the basements we hung out in during high school. This Chinatown bar is a great spot to come with a bunch of friends on Saturday night and drink mai tais.

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Li Po Lounge

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On clear days, El Techo has great views of the Mission, as well as excellent margaritas and palomas.

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El Techo De Lolinda

Infatuation Approved ✔️

Snack

Golden Gate Bakery

Buttery, flaky, custardy egg tarts served baked and served at a no frills and renowned bakery.

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Bi-Rite Creamery

It’s classic for a reason! Bi-Rite makes small batch ice cream with buffalo milk that makes it so, so creamy. Be sure to try their seasonal flavors while you’re there!

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Enjoy coffee made with house-roasted beans, freshly baked pastries, and Irish-inspired drinks at Andytown’s sunny and inviting Outer Sunset digs.

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Andytown

Brave the line at one of Boba Guys’ six locations around the city for quality boba milk tea made from heirloom leaves and organic milk. We promise it’s worth the wait.

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Boba Guys

Serving up flavorful, artisanal coffee and an edited menu of quality bites at its five SF locations, Réveille’s is perfect for every kind of morning, from creative brainstorming to a quick bite.

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Réveille Coffee

A modern Taiwanese-style shaved snow joint located in the Lower Haight serving flavors range from Black Sesame to Horchata, Cereal Snow to Ube.

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Gravel & Gold

A staple in the Mission District for a decade, Gravel & Gold offers San Franciscans a place to shop beautiful handmade items, many made by Renegade vendors. Also a brand of its own, Gravel & Gold creates wearable yet beautiful pieces in modern prints and patterns: we promise you’ll want it all.

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Hero Shop

Hero Shop is based on the firm belief that SF deserves a space that combines global fashion ideas, local talent, passion and compassion for the community in a fun and friendly environment. Find all the cool brands here, from Ganni to Vans, Le Labo to Baggu.

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For a breath of true SF history, look no further than Beat-movement epicenter, City Lights Books.

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City Lights Books

These made-to order clogs handcrafted by a skilled all-women team will change the way you look at footwear.

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Bryr Studio

One of our favorite spots for inspired community oriented design, General Store features some of our favorite handmade goods, jewelry and apparel.

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General Store

SF has the best vintage, and No Shop has some of the best vintage in SF.

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No Shop

Do

Exploratorium After Dark

While the Exploratorium is already the best place to rediscover your inner child and get lost in the beauty of science, the Exploratorium After Dark allows you a different look at the city–one that is cloaked in foggy darkness and mystery. Inside, expect light displays, a pitch black dome, and nocturnal views of the Golden Gate with a drink in hand.

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Sundown Cinema

Films are screened for free(!) around the city at Dolores Park, Alamo Square Park, and more.

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Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is an oasis of art, architecture, and landscape.

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de Young Musuem

British artist Andy Goldsworthy celebrates the Presidio’s landmark forest in this ongoing, organically evolving installation-based project.

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Goldsworthy in the Presidio

A uniquely interactive experience of music in nature: twelve pianos are placed in some of the SF Botanical Garden’s most beautiful locations and inviting anyone to come and play what they like.

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Flower Piano

If you close your eyes as you sip on a freshly-brewed cup of green tea and sink into the warm waters of Onsen’s communal bath, you might just think you’ve been transported to a ryokan in Kyoto.

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Onsen