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The New School of Late-Night Dining in San Francisco

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San Francisco is many things, but a late-night restaurant destination is not one of them. Luckily, a fresh crop of restaurants that arrived in the past year are giving night owls more options than ever. Whether you're a restaurant worker fresh off the night shift or just up late looking for a second dinner, these new spots have you covered while the rest of the city sleeps, with everything from elevated bar bites to sit-down steak dinners. Here are the best new late-night eats in town.


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1. ALTA CA

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1420 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 590-2585
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This new Market hot spot may be packed at dinnertime, but with a kitchen serving food 'til 1am, it's a haven for late-night foodies and industry folks.

2. Trick Dog

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3010 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 471-2999
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A Mission stand-out for their cocktails, Trick Dog is equally well-known for its better-than-bar-food menu of beef tartare, kale salad and headcheese tacos. Kitchen open 'til 1:30am.

3. Tosca Cafe

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242 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-9651
Perhaps the biggest opening of 2013, Tosca's most notable change is the addition of a kitchen that caters to North Beach night owls with a menu of meatballs, bucatini and roasted chicken. Kitchen open 'til 1am.

4. Chaparral

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471 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 793-9016
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The brainchild of ex-Mission Beach Cafe chef Thomas Martinez, this unconventional pop-up brings hearty California fare to Lower Haight breakfast spot Kate's Kitchen. Kitchen open 'til 11pm Thursday, 2am Friday and Saturday.

5. Ziryab

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528 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 522-0800
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This Mediterranean standby has unveiled a revamped look and shiny new bar program, but perhaps the best part is the extensive menu of favorites like mussels, meatballs and flatbread with hummus, all available late into the night. Kitchen open 'til 1am.

6. Bitters, Bock, and Rye

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1117 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 440-4490
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Get a late-night fix of Texas-style BBQ along with your booze at this new spot, which serves up dishes like dry-rubbed ribs, brisket and sausage and shrimp and grits. Kitchen open 'til 1am.

7. Proposition Chicken

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1750 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 864-2454
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Nestled in the nexus between mid-Market and Castro, this new chicken spot hopes to help weekend drinkers fill their stomachs with fried and rotisserie chicken in sandwich, salad or dinner plate form. Kitchen open 'til 2am Fridays and Saturday.

8. Bergerac

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316 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-9440
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This new SOMA spot has a boho-chic feel and a bar-bites menu of sliders, tacos, wings and truffle fries to go along with their craft cocktails. Kitchen open 'til 11pm.

9. The Vestry

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777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 551-7306
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Add the Vestry to Valencia Street's late-night roster of tacos and bacon-wrapped hot dogs: this new spot adjoins music venue The Chapel and offers dishes like Moroccan frito misto, mussels and flatbreads, plus a large heated patio. Kitchen open 'til 1am.

10. The Palace Steak House

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3047 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 666-5218
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Manny Torres Gimenez made a name for himself at Mr. Pollo, and his new spot sports an affordable tasting menu of ceviche, quail eggs and steak, plus a special late-night menu that goes until midnight.

11. MKT Restaurant and Bar

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757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 633-3838
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Who knew that the Four Season's MKT Restaurant served dishes like royal sweet scallops and Five Dot Ranch steak until midnight? Just head to the bar/lounge for this hotel's late-night options.

12. Noir Lounge

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581 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-6647
This retro Hayes Valley lounge features a secret taproom, plus dishes like steak tartare, lobster empanadas and skillet brussels sprouts. Kitchen open 'til midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

13. Naked Lunch

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504 Broadway
San Francisco, CA
(415) 577-4951
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With sandos like the fried chicken, teriyaki skirt steak and apple and manchego, save this spot for a late-night sandwich run. Kitchen open 'til midnight on Thursday, 2am Friday and Saturday.

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1. ALTA CA

1420 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
This new Market hot spot may be packed at dinnertime, but with a kitchen serving food 'til 1am, it's a haven for late-night foodies and industry folks.
1420 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

2. Trick Dog

3010 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
A Mission stand-out for their cocktails, Trick Dog is equally well-known for its better-than-bar-food menu of beef tartare, kale salad and headcheese tacos. Kitchen open 'til 1:30am.
3010 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

3. Tosca Cafe

242 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Perhaps the biggest opening of 2013, Tosca's most notable change is the addition of a kitchen that caters to North Beach night owls with a menu of meatballs, bucatini and roasted chicken. Kitchen open 'til 1am.
242 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

4. Chaparral

471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
The brainchild of ex-Mission Beach Cafe chef Thomas Martinez, this unconventional pop-up brings hearty California fare to Lower Haight breakfast spot Kate's Kitchen. Kitchen open 'til 11pm Thursday, 2am Friday and Saturday.
471 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

5. Ziryab

528 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94117
This Mediterranean standby has unveiled a revamped look and shiny new bar program, but perhaps the best part is the extensive menu of favorites like mussels, meatballs and flatbread with hummus, all available late into the night. Kitchen open 'til 1am.
528 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

6. Bitters, Bock, and Rye

1117 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Get a late-night fix of Texas-style BBQ along with your booze at this new spot, which serves up dishes like dry-rubbed ribs, brisket and sausage and shrimp and grits. Kitchen open 'til 1am.
1117 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

7. Proposition Chicken

1750 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Nestled in the nexus between mid-Market and Castro, this new chicken spot hopes to help weekend drinkers fill their stomachs with fried and rotisserie chicken in sandwich, salad or dinner plate form. Kitchen open 'til 2am Fridays and Saturday.
1750 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Bergerac

316 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
This new SOMA spot has a boho-chic feel and a bar-bites menu of sliders, tacos, wings and truffle fries to go along with their craft cocktails. Kitchen open 'til 11pm.
316 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. The Vestry

777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Add the Vestry to Valencia Street's late-night roster of tacos and bacon-wrapped hot dogs: this new spot adjoins music venue The Chapel and offers dishes like Moroccan frito misto, mussels and flatbreads, plus a large heated patio. Kitchen open 'til 1am.
777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. The Palace Steak House

3047 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Manny Torres Gimenez made a name for himself at Mr. Pollo, and his new spot sports an affordable tasting menu of ceviche, quail eggs and steak, plus a special late-night menu that goes until midnight.
3047 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. MKT Restaurant and Bar

757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Who knew that the Four Season's MKT Restaurant served dishes like royal sweet scallops and Five Dot Ranch steak until midnight? Just head to the bar/lounge for this hotel's late-night options.
757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

12. Noir Lounge

581 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
This retro Hayes Valley lounge features a secret taproom, plus dishes like steak tartare, lobster empanadas and skillet brussels sprouts. Kitchen open 'til midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
581 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

13. Naked Lunch

504 Broadway, San Francisco, CA
With sandos like the fried chicken, teriyaki skirt steak and apple and manchego, save this spot for a late-night sandwich run. Kitchen open 'til midnight on Thursday, 2am Friday and Saturday.
504 Broadway
San Francisco, CA

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