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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Classic Vietnamese eatery. I recommend the lemongrass bun (which is not at actual bun, but a vermicelli bowl with grilled pork, herbs, and peanuts). If it's full, head up the street to neighboring Mao for a more upscale experience with similar menu offerings.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Some of the best seafood in SF! Cozy atmosphere. Great soup, especially NE style clam chowder!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“A great local coffee hangout. Also a good spot for a quick breakfast or pastry.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Home style food in a stylish restaurant. Quick friendly service. Great menu. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Poke Place
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“If you like hawaian poke, this place is busy everytime I walk by. I don't eat raw fish so can't vouch, but try it out and let me know!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing pizza. Put your name on the waiting list and grab a drink close by to come back to eat dinner here. Or, do take out. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Japanese-influenced French tasting menus & wine pairings in a white-tablecloth, fine-dining setting. - Special occasion restaurant!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Great late-night Chinese comfort food. Their wings are amazing! Huge portions that are delicious the next day.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Before and after games, this sports bar built right into AT&T Park is packed. There’s just great energy and a real community feel on game days. Try out their big selection of local beers on tap. When the Giants are out of town, they do happy hour specials. So it’s a good place to be with fellow fans at the ballpark even when the team is playing an away game.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Brunch at The Grove gives you a feel for downtown, since the entire building is made of glass and you’re sitting right at street level. It’s casual—you can usually be in and out in an hour, and if the date is going well, you’re in an area where there are plenty of ways to continue the day together. SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Gardens are right there. I like The Grove’s tables where you can sit next to your date instead of across from them. It makes it easier to really enjoy and talk about everything that's happening on the street.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“Chill bar with pool tables and a patio in the back. Great for killing time after you've put your name down for a restaurant nearby”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Okay, the Rotunda is perhaps one of the more beautiful places to lunch - high end shopping at it's best!!! Also, on Union Square.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“Really good Korean food and you can grill on your table. The side dishes (banchan) are delicious and come with any meal.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Small tap room serving a rotating tap of tasty craft beers from their brewery. Themed like an outdoors cabin. ”
  • 7 locals recommend