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100 Best City Restaurants
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