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Burritt Room and Tavern at the Mystic Hotel, San Francisco

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In an unusual move, chef Charlie Palmer recently took over both San Francisco’s Victorian-era Mystic Hotel and the on-site restaurant and bar. The property’s long-beloved, film noir–inspired hotel bar remains the same, but the adjoining tavern got a speakeasy-themed makeover, with six velvet-curtained booths and framed historic photos. The classic private club fare includes three cuts of steak and salads that spotlight seasonal ingredients.

Must-Try Dish: Pan-seared Scottish salmon served with wheat berry risotto, English peas, morels, and lemon-chervil crème fraîche, $29; burritttavern.com.

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Burritt Room and Tavern at the Mystic Hotel, San Francisco

In an unusual move, chef Charlie Palmer recently took over both San Francisco’s Victorian-era Mystic Hotel and the on-site restaurant and bar. The property’s long-beloved, film noir–inspired hotel bar remains the same, but the adjoining tavern got a speakeasy-themed makeover, with six velvet-curtained booths and framed historic photos. The classic private club fare includes three cuts of steak and salads that spotlight seasonal ingredients.

Must-Try Dish: Pan-seared Scottish salmon served with wheat berry risotto, English peas, morels, and lemon-chervil crème fraîche, $29; burritttavern.com.

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