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A Food Tour of San Francisco

The 50 Best New American Restaurants, David Nicolas, Chicago,L20

Photo: Melissa Hom

In an economic time that threatens the dining experience, we've selected the best restaurants that emphasize value, warmth, and comfort.

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Themes: Food + Drink

Inspired by: 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants — by Anya von Bremzen, Published Apr. 2009

Restaurants (8)

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    Brenda's French Soul Food

    Chef-owner Brenda Buenviaje calls on her New Orleans roots to create refined, Creole-influenced fare at her namesake French soul food restaurant. T

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    Dynamo Donut & Coffee

    Dynamo Donut & Coffee serves an array of handmade cake-like donuts at its highly trafficked counter, prominently located on 24th Street, one of the

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    Moss Room

    This wildly popular dining venue at the new California Academy of Sciences, in Golden Gate Park (sister restaurant to the neighboring Academy Café)

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    The Sentinel

    Don’t worry if you draw near to The Sentinel and there’s a line, it generally moves quickly and your turn to order will be up before you know it. T

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    La Mar, San Francisco

    It doesn't get prettier than the outdoor seats at La Mar, right on the water’s edge on the Embarcadero, with a view of the boats and the bay. This

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    Blue Bottle Café

    What could be better than waking up to the startlingly fragrant coffee made from freshly roasted single-origin beans? This airy, industrial-chic pl

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    Academy Café

    Run by celebrated chef Charles Phan (formerly of the Slanted Door), the Academy Café is a casual, cafeteria-style eatery located in Golden Gate Par

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    Spruce

    Neighborhood swells wash down grilled bavette steak and sinful duck fat–fried potatoes with big-ticket Cabs with prerecession abandon at this mascu

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