Communal dining couldn’t be hotter right now. Prix-fixe menus, shared tables, family-style servings and encouraged sharing are the preferred path of some of the newest and trendiest restaurants in San Francisco. It’s also a great way for diners to get a taste of several menu items during one seating, and it’s perfect for group meals. Here are few local favorites.

Find more options with the SF Station Dining Guide.

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