It's time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs. Every few months, pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game will be added. Sometimes a still great restaurant makes way for another one, in order to keep things new and fresh.
After all, this is San Francisco — 38 restaurants are only a start to the many worthy places to dine in this city. In fact, many of them can be found here, on the Heatmap, or on the East Bay Essential 38. And keep in mind, this list is presented West to East; there's no ranking involved.
Added in January 2019: Four new restaurants have joined the ranks. Please welcome Delfina (classic California-italian), Marlowe (American bistro fare in stylish surroundings), RT Rotissere (rotisserie meats and vegetables from Rich Table team), and San Tung (classic Inner Richmond Chinese cuisine). Making the move off the map this go-round are (also very good restaurants) Cala, Aina (closed), Monsieur Benjamin, and Sons and Daughters.
Rather than having a stage-four meltdown over the exclusion of a favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion?Read More