Ame, next door to SFMoMA, is the first San Francisco endeavour of the creative duo behind the Napa Valley restaurant Terra, creating one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in San Francisco and indeed the West Coast. Ame continues the story with tuna done five ways, eel and foie gras with risotto, and other daring assemblages. The menu includes an impressive list of fine sakes, artisan cheeses, and more than 300 wines. The setting is understated but spectacular, on a level to match the impeccable modern style of the St. Regis Hotel. The floors are mesquite wood, which contributes to the ambiance’s dark, rich elegance, while a gorgeous sashimi bar creates a visual sensation. Throughout, the décor celebrates texture, with floor-to-ceiling bronze mesh panels, sheer curtains, and a dramatic fireplace.