- Saison – A “significant mover” in OAD’s top 100 list, Saison currently holds the position of 5th best restaurant in the country. With an experimental fusion of tastes and technique, head chef Joshua Skenes is redefining modern SF cuisine whilst also bringing a touch of class to his brand new SoMa district venue.
- Coi – With an emphasis on minimal and modern dishes, Daniel Patterson’s Broadway based Coi is a refreshing take on the eco-restaurant. Locally sourced and entirely organic ingredients form the backbone of his menu which, when combined with a number of technological innovations, create a an experience that is not to be missed.
- Quince – Handmade pasta and homely ambience set this Cal-Ital restaurant apart from the competition. Michael Tusk’s interesting take on modern Italian cuisine is a real hit with critics and locals alike and helps to raise the traditionally rustic Italian fayre to something a little more refined.
- Atelier Crenn – Packing as many glittering honours as gratifying h’orderves, Dominique Crenn’s Fillmore Street restaurant is the self-titled Poetic Culinaria of San Francisco. Artful in abundance, many of the dishes are so aesthetically pleasing that actually eating them feels as little like sacrilege.
- Benu – Bringing the two disparate cuisines of Asia and Europe together in a mouth watering fusion is exactly what Benu is about. Technically perfect dishes are only matched by the striking Zen like ambience of this magnificent restaurant.
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.