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Going up?
By Daniel Goldstein (Feb 21, 2016)
When Fifth Floor opened in 1999, on the fifth floor of the Hotel Palomar, San Francisco swooned over its luxuriously innovative food and decor. Dishes such as a playful poussin with foie gras jus showed off Chef George Morrone's honed technique and aptitude for fun. Over the next few years a generation of high-spenders were introduced to fine-dining and pricey Burgundy atop its zebra-striped carpets. More »
A San Francisco Staple
By Daniel Goldstein (May 13, 2010)
Zuni, housed in a wedge of a building covered in windows, has come to embody San Francisco bohemian luxury. More »
Our Lady of the Castro
By Daniel Goldstein (Mar 01, 2010)
Despite its tiny footprint, [b]Frances[/b] may be one of the strongest new neighborhood restaurants to open in San Francisco in the past decade. More »
By Daniel Goldstein (Dec 08, 2010)
Il Cane Rosso creates the impression that you’ve walked into a beautifully staged farmhouse kitchen. More »
Dynastic Dim Sum
By Daniel Goldstein (Jul 06, 2009)
Just off the 280 Freeway, in a section of Daly City that seems to have been zoned for big box stores the way neighboring Colma was zoned for graveyards, lies one of the most lauded dim sum palaces in America. Does it deserve its reputation? More »
Contemporary French on Russian Hill
By Daniel Goldstein (Jun 24, 2009)
After 20 years, La Folie -- Chef Roland Passot’s impeccable contemporary French restaurant in Russian Hill -- still casts its spell honestly, with exacting technique, fine ingredients, and professional service. And Passot displays his versatility by opening the new lounge next door, which gives you a glimpse of the feast happening in the more formal dining room or simply provides a more casual option for everyday. More »
Restaurant Under the Rainforest
By Daniel Goldstein (Jan 06, 2009)
Loretta Keller of SoMa's Coco500 is the guiding force behind The Moss Room, the restaurant in the new California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Her brightly flavorful California-Mediterranean food is, of course, local, organic, and sustainable, which resonates in this museum dedicated to understanding and preserving the world's ecosystems. More »
Gimme Sum
By Daniel Goldstein (Dec 30, 2009)
As you make your way toward the outer avenues of the Sunset, trees become scarce and houses become squat and drab, as if pushed down by the low grey sky. But there are bright spots: the beach, Fort Funston, and S&T Hong Kong Seafood’s dim sum. More »
Meat Me in Noe Valley
By Daniel Goldstein (Jul 15, 2008)
Rustic California-Italian food, prepared with thrift and skill, makes Noe Valley's Incanto one of the most appealing restaurants in the city. To most of its patrons, Incanto is simply a thoroughly appealing neighborhood restaurant. But to those who closely follow the food media, the place buzzes. More »
Frenetic Cal-Castro Cuisine
By Daniel Goldstein (Mar 11, 2008)
The Castro isn't known for subtlety, and so it goes with Frisée, a relative newcomer to the space just below The Café. The focus on healthy California eating is most evident in the lunch menu, which is packed with salads. More »
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