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On Monday, January 15th, San Francisco welcomed Il Parco, an Italian-inspired cafe and pizzeria in the Presidio.
Evan Sung

Here Are the Hottest New Restaurants in San Francisco, February 2024

A list of San Francisco’s newest and buzziest restaurants

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On Monday, January 15th, San Francisco welcomed Il Parco, an Italian-inspired cafe and pizzeria in the Presidio.
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At the top of a new month, it’s time to revisit that long list of restaurants you’ve been meaning to try across the city. For longtime staples to check off, you’ll want this map of classic San Francisco restaurants or perhaps the Eater San Francisco 38, a guide to some of the city’s best destinations for Taiwanese street food, fresh oysters, and vegan gumbo. This list, however — the Eater SF Heatmap — highlights recently opened spots or ones we’re particularly excited about for one reason or another.

In short, it’s the answer to that ever-burning question: Where should I be eating right now?

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Butter & Crumble

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After wowing customers with flaky and visually stunning bacon, egg, and cheese croissants, baker Sophie Smith has given her former pop-up business Butter & Crumble a permanent home in North Beach. Head over to the former Tante Marie’s Cooking School space at 271 Francisco Street to select a treat from options such as pistachio and cardamom sugar croissants, pain au chocolat, and chocolate chip cookies

A selection of viennoiserie from Butter & Crumble bakery in San Francisco Butter & Crumble

Il Parco

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As of early January, there’s new place to enjoy a slice of pizza and one of the city’s finest views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Il Parco opened in the Presidio near Tunnel Tops park and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving match mascarpone toast, cheese and charcuterie boards, panini, pizza, and a few kinds of pasta. The Italian-inspired cafe also sells beer and wine, which can be enjoyed al fresco so diners can fully take in their surroundings. 

A meatball sandwich. Evan Sung

Though Vikram and Anu Bhambri, the couple behind hit restaurant Rooh, have built their reputation for excellent Indian cuisine, their latest restaurant Alora serves food from the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Located on the Embarcadero at Pier 3, the restaurant serves 100-layer lasagna, steak shish kebabs with hummus, and carrot fattoush plus original cocktails in a stunning modern space. 

Food and interior photos of Mediterranean restaurant Alora in San Francisco. Neetu Laddha

Three-Michelin-starred Quince returned from a year-long closure with a new look and a more flexible menu. Chef Michael Tusk says he wanted to give diners more ability to tailor their experience at the restaurant so now there are two tiers of tasting menus, as well as a la carte options in the lounge. The food remains focused on seasonality and sourcing from around West Marin, while the space is now brighter and more relaxed.

A carefully plated Paradise Valley vegetable salad highlighting farmer Peter Martinelli’s produce, slated for the reopening of Quince in San Francisco Øivind Haug

Blue Whale Restaurant & Lounge

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Blue Whale in Cow Hollow comes from chef Ho Chee Boon, the culinary mind behind Chinatown’s stunning Empress by Boon. This is a more casual spinoff, however, a restaurant that serves a seasonal menu of pan-Asian dishes such as rojak, a kind of fruit salad with spicy peanut dressing and crab meat xiao long bao. There’s a full cocktail menu, plus an open-air courtyard, two bars, a private lounge, and comfortable booths for group dining.

Rojak at Blue Whale Blue Whale

Z&Y Peking Duck

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The chef behind long-running Szechuan destination Z&Y Restaurant in Chinatown opened a new sister spot just across the street in mid-December. The aptly named Z&Y Peking Duck specializes in Chinese roasted duck, which the Chronicle reports can be ordered by the half or full — as well as with a caviar add-on. For now, the restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. 

Z&Y Peking Duck

Collina

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It’s been four years since Seven Hills moved into a larger space in Russian Hill but finally, they’ve gone back to the space on Hyde to open Collina, a sister Italian spot to the well-loved original. Here, executive chef Anthony Florian offers a more affordable menu of fresh pasta, entrees, and Italian wines. The 48-layer lasagnette promises to be a showstopper with bolognese, bechamel, and spinach stacked up high. There’s also brick chicken,  tripa alla Romana, and pan-seared scallops.

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Jeanne D’Arc

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After a long closure Jeanne d’Arc Restaurant is back in action in the basement of the Hotel Cornell near Union Square. The French restaurant is all about the old-school, baroque vibes with gold-and-red frescos covering the walls and elaborate chandeliers. On the menu, it’s classics galore: escargots in garlic, butter, and parsley; coq au vin; and lapin chausseur with mushrooms, herbs, and red wine shallot sauce.

Jeanne D’Arc

Chef Marc Zimmerman, the mastermind behind the wagyu palace that is Gozu, opened his latest restaurant in September: Yokai, a handsome dinner spot and bar inspired by Japanese hi-fi lounges. Expect a powerful speaker system, of course, but also a menu of indulgent small plates and lean cocktails. The stars are the expertly grilled skewers, which feature premium ingredients like Wolfe Ranch quail, Spanish octopus, Sonoma duck, and scallops. It’s not a cheap night out, but the food won’t disappoint.

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Corzetti

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San Francisco diners are likely familiar with Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurants, which include El Techo, a Mano, and local mini-chain Super Duper Burger. But his latest gets more personal, drawing inspiration from his childhood summers spent near the Ligurian Sea. Corzetti, located inside Hotel G near Union Square, serves seafood-centric and regional fare including seafood and shellfish ciuppin, a seafood stew similar to cioppino; pansotti in salsa di noci, a stuffed pasta filled with greens; and fazzoletti al pesto, a handkerchief-shaped pasta common in Liguria.

Food at Corzetti. Michelle Min

7 Adams

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The chef-couple that put Michelin-starred Marlena on the map as one of the city’s most exciting and affordable tasting menu restaurants has a new restaurant to unveil. 7 Adams takes its name from chef David Fisher’s childhood home and serves a 5-course menu that blends set dishes with courses during which diners will choose from a couple of seasonal options. Save room for star pastry chef Serena Chow Fisher’s desserts, and don’t be afraid to ask for a seat on the cozy back patio of this Japantown-area destination.

Patricia Chang

Yakitori Edomasa

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Edomasa is famous as a Tokyo yakitori stand but that restaurant closed last year. Now, a team of Bay Area restaurateurs has brought it over to San Francisco’s Japantown Center mall, where diners can order charcoal-grilled chicken skewers made with the same tare that was used at the Japan original. There’s also the option to go for a $30 set menu that comes with several skewers, chicken soup, and a seasoned rice dish, per the Chronicle

JooDang

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The former Sugragan space is now home to JooDang, a cocktail bar serving a tempting menu that includes creamy kimchi shrimp stir-fry with black tiger prawns, truffle bulgogi with soy-marinated ribeye, and pan-seared scallops with kabocha miso puree. The bar and restaurant comes from the prolific Mins Group and fuses both Japanese and Korean cooking.

A bowl of creamy Jesse Perez

Curry Hyuga

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Curry Hyuga, a popular spot for Japanese curry with locations in Burlingame and Cupertino, made the jump up the Penninsula and into the city with a new location on Market Street. The menu is pretty straightforward: choose from various curry and rice plates, and add-on sides such as kaarage chicken, black pepper edamame, and potato salad.

Stonemill Matcha

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In July 2023, Stonemill Matcha fans were devastated to learn the cafe and tea shop would close after five years on Valencia Street. But in a surprising and welcome turn of events, a new owner stepped in to reopen the cafe in mid-December. Yoshi Takaguchi, also behind nearby ramen shop Taishoken, enlisted chef Yosuke Tajiri to oversee the kitchen, which has resumed turning out pork katsu sandwiches and green tea drinks. 

The exterior of Stonemill Matcha in San Francisco with signs on the window proclaiming the business “will be back soon!” Grace Windheim

Butter & Crumble

After wowing customers with flaky and visually stunning bacon, egg, and cheese croissants, baker Sophie Smith has given her former pop-up business Butter & Crumble a permanent home in North Beach. Head over to the former Tante Marie’s Cooking School space at 271 Francisco Street to select a treat from options such as pistachio and cardamom sugar croissants, pain au chocolat, and chocolate chip cookies

A selection of viennoiserie from Butter & Crumble bakery in San Francisco Butter & Crumble

Il Parco

As of early January, there’s new place to enjoy a slice of pizza and one of the city’s finest views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Il Parco opened in the Presidio near Tunnel Tops park and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving match mascarpone toast, cheese and charcuterie boards, panini, pizza, and a few kinds of pasta. The Italian-inspired cafe also sells beer and wine, which can be enjoyed al fresco so diners can fully take in their surroundings. 

A meatball sandwich. Evan Sung

Alora

Though Vikram and Anu Bhambri, the couple behind hit restaurant Rooh, have built their reputation for excellent Indian cuisine, their latest restaurant Alora serves food from the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Located on the Embarcadero at Pier 3, the restaurant serves 100-layer lasagna, steak shish kebabs with hummus, and carrot fattoush plus original cocktails in a stunning modern space. 

Food and interior photos of Mediterranean restaurant Alora in San Francisco. Neetu Laddha

Quince

Three-Michelin-starred Quince returned from a year-long closure with a new look and a more flexible menu. Chef Michael Tusk says he wanted to give diners more ability to tailor their experience at the restaurant so now there are two tiers of tasting menus, as well as a la carte options in the lounge. The food remains focused on seasonality and sourcing from around West Marin, while the space is now brighter and more relaxed.

A carefully plated Paradise Valley vegetable salad highlighting farmer Peter Martinelli’s produce, slated for the reopening of Quince in San Francisco Øivind Haug

Blue Whale Restaurant & Lounge

Blue Whale in Cow Hollow comes from chef Ho Chee Boon, the culinary mind behind Chinatown’s stunning Empress by Boon. This is a more casual spinoff, however, a restaurant that serves a seasonal menu of pan-Asian dishes such as rojak, a kind of fruit salad with spicy peanut dressing and crab meat xiao long bao. There’s a full cocktail menu, plus an open-air courtyard, two bars, a private lounge, and comfortable booths for group dining.

Rojak at Blue Whale Blue Whale

Z&Y Peking Duck

The chef behind long-running Szechuan destination Z&Y Restaurant in Chinatown opened a new sister spot just across the street in mid-December. The aptly named Z&Y Peking Duck specializes in Chinese roasted duck, which the Chronicle reports can be ordered by the half or full — as well as with a caviar add-on. For now, the restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. 

Z&Y Peking Duck

Collina

It’s been four years since Seven Hills moved into a larger space in Russian Hill but finally, they’ve gone back to the space on Hyde to open Collina, a sister Italian spot to the well-loved original. Here, executive chef Anthony Florian offers a more affordable menu of fresh pasta, entrees, and Italian wines. The 48-layer lasagnette promises to be a showstopper with bolognese, bechamel, and spinach stacked up high. There’s also brick chicken,  tripa alla Romana, and pan-seared scallops.

Christian Garcia

Jeanne D’Arc

After a long closure Jeanne d’Arc Restaurant is back in action in the basement of the Hotel Cornell near Union Square. The French restaurant is all about the old-school, baroque vibes with gold-and-red frescos covering the walls and elaborate chandeliers. On the menu, it’s classics galore: escargots in garlic, butter, and parsley; coq au vin; and lapin chausseur with mushrooms, herbs, and red wine shallot sauce.

Jeanne D’Arc

Yokai

Chef Marc Zimmerman, the mastermind behind the wagyu palace that is Gozu, opened his latest restaurant in September: Yokai, a handsome dinner spot and bar inspired by Japanese hi-fi lounges. Expect a powerful speaker system, of course, but also a menu of indulgent small plates and lean cocktails. The stars are the expertly grilled skewers, which feature premium ingredients like Wolfe Ranch quail, Spanish octopus, Sonoma duck, and scallops. It’s not a cheap night out, but the food won’t disappoint.

Patricia Chang

Corzetti

San Francisco diners are likely familiar with Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurants, which include El Techo, a Mano, and local mini-chain Super Duper Burger. But his latest gets more personal, drawing inspiration from his childhood summers spent near the Ligurian Sea. Corzetti, located inside Hotel G near Union Square, serves seafood-centric and regional fare including seafood and shellfish ciuppin, a seafood stew similar to cioppino; pansotti in salsa di noci, a stuffed pasta filled with greens; and fazzoletti al pesto, a handkerchief-shaped pasta common in Liguria.

Food at Corzetti. Michelle Min

7 Adams

The chef-couple that put Michelin-starred Marlena on the map as one of the city’s most exciting and affordable tasting menu restaurants has a new restaurant to unveil. 7 Adams takes its name from chef David Fisher’s childhood home and serves a 5-course menu that blends set dishes with courses during which diners will choose from a couple of seasonal options. Save room for star pastry chef Serena Chow Fisher’s desserts, and don’t be afraid to ask for a seat on the cozy back patio of this Japantown-area destination.

Patricia Chang

Yakitori Edomasa

Edomasa is famous as a Tokyo yakitori stand but that restaurant closed last year. Now, a team of Bay Area restaurateurs has brought it over to San Francisco’s Japantown Center mall, where diners can order charcoal-grilled chicken skewers made with the same tare that was used at the Japan original. There’s also the option to go for a $30 set menu that comes with several skewers, chicken soup, and a seasoned rice dish, per the Chronicle

JooDang

The former Sugragan space is now home to JooDang, a cocktail bar serving a tempting menu that includes creamy kimchi shrimp stir-fry with black tiger prawns, truffle bulgogi with soy-marinated ribeye, and pan-seared scallops with kabocha miso puree. The bar and restaurant comes from the prolific Mins Group and fuses both Japanese and Korean cooking.

A bowl of creamy Jesse Perez

Curry Hyuga

Curry Hyuga, a popular spot for Japanese curry with locations in Burlingame and Cupertino, made the jump up the Penninsula and into the city with a new location on Market Street. The menu is pretty straightforward: choose from various curry and rice plates, and add-on sides such as kaarage chicken, black pepper edamame, and potato salad.

Stonemill Matcha

In July 2023, Stonemill Matcha fans were devastated to learn the cafe and tea shop would close after five years on Valencia Street. But in a surprising and welcome turn of events, a new owner stepped in to reopen the cafe in mid-December. Yoshi Takaguchi, also behind nearby ramen shop Taishoken, enlisted chef Yosuke Tajiri to oversee the kitchen, which has resumed turning out pork katsu sandwiches and green tea drinks. 

The exterior of Stonemill Matcha in San Francisco with signs on the window proclaiming the business “will be back soon!” Grace Windheim

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