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
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.
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.
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.
Fish & Farm
We'll give you three guesses what kind of food this place does.
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.
1300 On Fillmore
Chef David Lawrence is English born, with Jamaican roots, he's French trained and Southern inspired. Just so that's clear.
Swan Oyster Depot
Be prepared to queue for super fresh seafood in this jam packed joint.
Epic Roasthouse
They serve meat. Vegetables can be ordered to go with your meat.
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.
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. 
Sears Fine Food
Brunch, lunch, dinner, tea, supper, whatever you call it; it's just called good food here.
Grand Cafe
Hayes Street Grill
Imaginative yet practical fish restaurant, dedicated to serving fresh and wholesome dishes to the pre-theatre crowd.
South Park Café
Unpretentious cafe with a serious kitchen.
Elite Café
Old school, Prohibition Era-style speakeasy oyster bar.
Café de la Presse
When the French want good food, and to catch up with Le Monde in San Francisco, they come to Café de la Presse.
Café Jacqueline
Cafe Jacqueline can be defined as a gorgeous dessert cafe or more specifically, a souffle cafe. 
Bar Tartine
Kind of French, kind of eastern European, kind of depends what's taken the chef's fancy that day. Rest assured though, that dinner will be a relaxing affair and very high quality.
Bar Bambino
Hand-made classic Italian pastas are joined by Old World dishes that surprise with modern twists, often reflecting the owner's seeming obsession with Italy's Central European connection.
Absinthe
Brunch to dinner in Parisian bistro style.
A16
Pizza fans and wine aficionados alike visit A16 in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood with similar intentions: to enjoy the flavors of Italy’s soulful south.

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