Fresh Meat

New Restaurant Reviews (I'm looking for somewhere new to eat)

Cow Hollow

  • Middle'terranea - I had just finished my first float in a sensory deprivation tank a couple of blocks away*, and was in a blissed-out, easy-breezy, super-relaxed state of mind (no Purple Kush needed). Walking into Middle’terranea, at the new Mina Test Kitchen,...

Hayes Valley

  • Petit Crenn - Walking into Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn’s new casual restaurant in Hayes Valley, Petit Crenn, is like a breath of fresh seaside air. The clean lines and chic white palette (which includes glossy artwork by Lucky Rapp, curvy modern chairs,...

Marina

  • Middle'terranea - I had just finished my first float in a sensory deprivation tank a couple of blocks away*, and was in a blissed-out, easy-breezy, super-relaxed state of mind (no Purple Kush needed). Walking into Middle’terranea, at the new Mina Test Kitchen,...

Mission

  • Californios - You know what? Sometimes first impressions are really wrong. And a lot can happen in six months, as the now fantastic experience at Californios can mightily attest. I was invited to visit the restaurant during its soft opening around the...

SoMa

  • Montesacro - Anyone who has traveled to Italy, lived there, dated an Italian…any of it or all of it, Italy gets under your skin. The fresh ingredients, the old buildings, the natural beauty everywhere, the lightly chilled and acidic red wines, the...
  • Cockscomb - With so many places to eat at in this town, would you feel impelled to write a review of a place when the chef has blocked you on Twitter (I honestly don’t know why), and once bellowed in your ear...
  • Jiro SF - San Francisco is a leading force in our nation’s culinary scene—and some would argue the best—but our Achilles’ heel has been our city’s painful lack of a strong sushi game. Honestly, it’s downright mystifying, considering our love of Japanese cuisine,...

Tenderloin

  • Montesacro - Anyone who has traveled to Italy, lived there, dated an Italian…any of it or all of it, Italy gets under your skin. The fresh ingredients, the old buildings, the natural beauty everywhere, the lightly chilled and acidic red wines, the...
  • Huxley - What is a neighborhood restaurant in this shifting city landscape of ours? Huxley straddles two worlds: on one hand, it’s tucked in the Tenderloin, a small space that feels very urban, with friendly, heavily tattooed servers and West Coast hip-hop...