Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Sam’s Grill
The history of Sam’s Grill began in the 19th century with a man affectionately dubbed “The Oyster King”. For a restaurant that specialises in seafood, that’s a pretty good omen. Sam’s Grill has gone from strength to strength in the intervening century-and-a-century. The restaurant’s even undertaken a spruce in the more recent past, adding Sam’s Seafood Alley, a heated patio and
Inn at the Presidio
One for historically-minded travellers, the Inn at the Presidio is 22-room boutique hotel housed in a lovingly-restored Georgian Revival-style building.
Bull Valley Roadhouse
Decorated with daguerreotypes and Victoriana, the Bull Valley Roadhouse offers farm-fresh American cuisine and pre-prohibition cocktails in Porta Costa.
Scoma’s
Scoma’s is a classic San Francisco seafood restaurant serving up incredibly fresh, sustainable fish from its historic location near Fisherman’s Wharf.
Campo Fina
A chic restaurant in Healdsburg, near San Francisco, Campo Fina offers accomplished dishes and a bocce court in its contemporary, yet old world space.
One Market
In a contemporary, airy setting you can seal the deal over an American menu comprised of seasonal ingredients sourced locally. 
Le Central
Serving classic French cuisine, Le Central is the downtown stop for locals and visitors looking for a comfortable, social atmosphere and a glass of wine.
Masa’s
 With serious art on the chocolate-brown walls, serious white linen on the tables, and serious French food on the menu, Masa's is a heavy hitter.
Bix
The ambiance is pure 1930s and ’40s — tasteful art moderne reminiscent of the glory days of Cunard and French Line ships. Trendy is simply not a part of the BIX culture.
The Huntington
Truly historic hotel that caters to an eclectic but monied clientele.
Harris’ Restaurant
Extend your credit limit and your waistline in this plush, traditional steak house.
Tadich Grill
Revered as a fine nostalgic watering hole, specialising in seafood and no-nonsense service.
The Big 4 Restaurant
With an early 20th century gentleman's club vibe, The Big 4 Restaurant offers a gourmet and adventurous menu.
Golden Gate Park
This public park, deeded to the people in 1870, park is the third most visited park in the United States – beaten only by Central Park in New York City and Lincoln Park in Chicago. 
The EndUp
A late club that truly lives up to its name. The party, including an occasional scene-loving celebrity contingent, always ends up at the EndUp.
Fish & Farm
We'll give you three guesses what kind of food this place does.
Garibaldi’s
Sophisticated yet comfortable, lively yet intimate, Garibaldi's has a New York vibe and is a favourite hangout of the stylish Pacific Heights set. 
Ducca
A refined setting for an upscale American take on North Italian cuisine.
Marlowe
Marlowe is a market driven neighborhood bistro, offering a menu of bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists.
Harry Denton’s Starlight Room
Don your best, grab a signature Cable Car cocktail and dance for romance all night in the Starlight Room.
Boulevard
Local and sustainable products are used to produce perfectly presented upscale plates, which go far beyond the 'French brasserie' label.
1300 On Fillmore
Chef David Lawrence is English born, with Jamaican roots, he's French trained and Southern inspired. Just so that's clear.
Palace of the Legion of Honor
This museum’s spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the imposing French neoclassical building.
Fillmore Jazz Festival
A hoppin' hotbed of jazz to celebrate summertime.
Swan Oyster Depot
Be prepared to queue for super fresh seafood in this jam packed joint.
The Buena Vista
The Irish coffee was first served in America at this old school saloon.
Golden Gate Bridge
A sublime marriage of form and function, the Golden Gate Bridge is a wonder from all perspectives.
Cable Cars
The city's only moving historic landmarks are unmissable.
Cliff House and Sutro Baths
Hike the amazing Lands End trails or take a stroll along Ocean Beach. Check out the seals from the quirky Camera Obscura. 
Redwood Room
Classic red velvet hotel lounge with a Philippe Starck makeover. 
Epic Roasthouse
They serve meat. Vegetables can be ordered to go with your meat.
SF Badlands
Slather on the tanning lotion, bust out your best muscle T, and head for SF Badlands, the baddest gay video dance club in town.
Bruno’s
Swank meets kitsch in this San Fran dive.
DNA Lounge
Dance-all-night geek-chic club brought to you by a dot-com tycoon.
Postrio
Come here for comforting food with a relaxing drink in intimate surroundings. 
R&G Lounge
Innovative yet traditional Chinese dishes. Just don't tell PETA.
Mighty
For those who remember the punk era, Mighty evokes the edgy glory days of underground dance clubs on an epic scale.
MarketBar
American brasserie using fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors and artisans to create seasonal offerings that reflect true farm-to-table cooking.
Wayfare Tavern
Wayfare Tavern offers a classic Americana menu accompanied with a vast wine list that is all California, all the time.
Zuppa
With tasty Italian cuisine and sunny yellow walls, Zuppa is one of the most joyful San Francisco restaurants. 

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