Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Samovar Tea
Found in Yerba Buena Gardens, Samovar Tea serves teas sourced from around the world, as well as a full menu of healthy, delicious food in its restaurant.
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
Sotto Mare
Serving seafood, with a claim to offering the best crab cioppino in the city, Sotto Mare can be found in San Francisco’s North Beach neighbourhood.
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.
Cathead’s BBQ
Serving up lashings of rich and smoky regional American barbecue in San Francisco’s SoMa district, Cathead’s BBQ is a taste of country cookin’ at its best.
Luna Park
Creative comfort food, including a week long brunch menu, to be enjoyed in a kitschy, flea-market chic ambiance. 
Woodward’s Garden
Locally popular, Woodward's Garden is San Francisco's food secret.
Taverna Aventine
MarketBar
Range
Market driven menus served in a casual and inviting dining room. 
Salt House
Chef Morales and his team create Contemporary American fare drawing on areas as diverse as North Africa, the Meditteranean and California. 
Mission Chinese Food
On a mission to bring San Francisco tasty Oriental dishes at satisfyingly generous prices. 
Hog Island Oyster Company
Has the month got an R in it? Head to Hog Island Oyster Co.
Woodhouse Fish Company
Woodhouse Fish & co's fishy menu ensures it's patrons leave seafood happy.
Swan Oyster Depot
Be prepared to queue for super fresh seafood in this jam packed joint.
Frances
San Fran celebrity chef, Melissa Perello's take on the death of fine dining.
Globe
Sebo
Seasonal fresh raw fish.
Park Chalet
Be inside, feel like you're outside relaxing with a classic simple menu.
Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant
This place responds to SF's newest neighborhood with a triple threat: wine bar, food-and-wine shop, and sleek Cal-Ital restaurant.
Yoshi’s
Zuppa
With tasty Italian cuisine and sunny yellow walls, Zuppa is one of the most joyful San Francisco restaurants. 
Sutro’s at the Cliff House
Famous for fine food, excellent service, and awesome ocean views. Dine in the casual Bistro Restaurant or the elegant Sutro’s.
Heirloom
Offers a wide variety of aged wines from a carefully managed cellar, and serves simple, very well-prepared food at reasonable prices. Job done.
Greens Restaurant
Greens. Serving greens.
Foreign Cinema
Dinner and a movie in one hip place, what's not to like?
Comstock Saloon
Refined turn-of-the-century saloon fare, doncha know?
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack
Take note; they don't put up with jerks.
Sears Fine Food
Brunch, lunch, dinner, tea, supper, whatever you call it; it's just called good food here.
Nombe
Combine a traditional Japanese beverage, beer, with a westernized drinking venue, the beer garden, and you get a popular urban escape. 
Le Colonial
Evokes the ambiance of French colonial Vietnam in a lush, romantic setting. 
Waterbar
Waterbar's under the sea theme provides two floor-to-ceiling aquariums to enjoy while tucking into one of their fishy dishes.
Hayes Street Grill
Imaginative yet practical fish restaurant, dedicated to serving fresh and wholesome dishes to the pre-theatre crowd.
Skool
Learn your lesson about where to get oceanic delights in the city.
Benu
Inventive, perfectionist dishes for those who marvel at the culinary arts. 
Oola
Oola Restaurant has been named a winner of the 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the United States. 
Zaré at Fly Trap
Chef Hoss Zaré's reinvention of Fly Trap offers a unique Persian and Mediterranean inspired cuisine.
Town Hall
Housed in a vintage brick building, Town Hall offers hearty American cuisine and a homely atmosphere.
Catch
Catch serves fresh, affordable seafood and landfare in a casual, cozy atmosphere. 
The Argonaut
Nautically themed hotel with views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz.

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