Wayfare might have the best bread basket in the city - it involves free popovers that are a revelation. The old-school Financial District spot is one of the only SF restaurants with a “celebrity” (aka has a Food Network show) chef, and it’s a great place for special occasions or client lunches or dinners that you’ll be expensing. This is comfort food done right - think fried chicken, deviled eggs, and mac and cheese. Wear stretchy pants.
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Pagan Idol is a tiki bar in the Financial District. Their tropical drinks and atmosphere are good for a group hangout.
The Golden West
The Golden West is a window in the FiDi serving a short menu of sandwiches for lunch.
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Bob’s Donuts in Nob Hill is open 24 hours a day, so you can get a donut whenever you really need one.
Bar Agricole is one of the great utility players in the SF dining scene. Perfect For many occasions.
A solid North Beach brunch option, which, get this: actually takes reservations. Don’t sleep on Park Tavern.
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Leo’s Oyster Bar
Leo’s Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an ’80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it’s in the Financial District.
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