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San Francisco: Chef Favorites

Here, three insider favorites from Daniel Patterson, the owner of Coi and Il Cane Rosso restaurants.

Aziza In his intimate restaurant in the Richmond District, chef Mourad Lahlou combines inspiration from his native Morocco with obsessive sourcing and modern flair. Among the standouts: slow-cooked egg with charmoula. Dinner for two $90.

Delfina The place that pioneered serious regional Italian cooking in town is as influential and welcoming as ever—the ideal neighborhood spot. Patterson suggests sitting at the diminutive bar. Dinner for two $75.

Nopa A favorite after-work hangout of Bay Area chefs, this sprawling place is the Zuni Café of the 21st century: community, conviviality, organic local ingredients, and terrific cocktails. Order the country pork chops. Dinner for two $75. —Anya von Bremzen

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