Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Places I've Eaten in the San Francisco Bay Area

Places I would go back to eat
(places in wine country listed separately)
*Closed

1550 Hyde*
1601 Bar & Kitchen
1760 Polk
231 Ellsworth*
(415)*
42 Degrees*
4505 Burgers & BBQ
A16 (Hille; Appleman; Manescalchi)
Absinthe (Lauren)
Ace of Sandwiches
Ace Wasabi
Acme Chophouse*
Acquerello
Agave
Ajisen
Alexander's Steakhouse
Alfred's (Parker)
Alta
Alta Plaza*
Amber India
Ame* (Dunmore)
Amici's
L'Amie Donia*
Andalu*
Antica Trattoria*
A.P. Stump's*
Aqua* (Mina; Manrique)
Arguello Market
Asia de Cuba*
Asian Box
Aster (Cooper)
Asuka Ramen*
Aziza*
Azie*
Babu Ji
Bacar*
Balboa Cafe
Baker Street Bistro
Bakesale Betty
Bar Agricole (Jew)
Bar Crudo
Basil
Baume
Bella Luna*
Beauty's Bagel Shop
Benu
Betelnut*
BFD
Bi-Rite
Birk's
Bissap Baobab
Bistro Elan
Bistro Vida
Bistro Yoffi*
Bix
Bizou*
Blue Chalk*
Boboquivari's
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Boca
Bocadillos*
Bocce Cafe
Bodega Bistro
La Bodeguita del Medio
Bon Marche
Bong Su*
Boulevard
Bourbon Steak*
Boriana
Box and Bells*
B. Patisserie
b on the go
Brandy Ho's
Brazen Head
Brenda's
Brenda's Meat and Three
Brick*
Brother's
Buca di Beppo
Buckeye Roadhouse
Bourbon Steak*
Burgermeister
Burrito Real
Bushi-Tei* (Wakabayashi)
Bywater
Cafe de la Presse (Manrique)
Cafe des Amis*
Cafe Kati*
Cafe Majestic*
Cafe Niebaum-Coppola*
Cafe Rigolo
Caffe Delle Stelle
Caffe Riace
Caffe Sport
Cala
California Cafe
California Pizza Kitchen
California Street Deli*
Californios (Cantu)
Campton Place (Humm)
Candybar* (Portnoy)
Canteen*
CAV Wine Bar* (Mullen)
Celia's
Cha Cha Cha
Chantilly*
Charles Nob Hill* (Siegel)
Le Charm
Chaya Brasserie
Cheesecake Factory
Chef Chu's
Chevy's*
Cheung Hing
Chez Nous*
Chez Panisse Cafe
Chez Papa
Chez TJ (Skenes; Kostow)
Citizen Cake*
Citizen Thai and the Monkey*
City Tavern*
Clown Alley*
C and L Steakhouse*
Coco500*
Coi (Patterson)
Colibri
Commis
Commonwealth
Compadres*
Contigo
The Cookbook*
Cortez* (Hatfields; Maldonado; Puccio)
Cotogna
The Counter
Cozmo's*
Crepes A-Go-Go*
Crepes Factory*
Crescent Park Grill*
Crossroads Cafe
Curbside Cafe
Cypress Room*
Dad's Luncheonette
Daily Grill
Dashi
Delfina
Delica rf-1
Dino's
Doidge's*
Donato's
Dosa
Dottie's True Blue Cafe
Dutch Goose
E'Angelo*
East Coast West Deli
Eastside West*
Ebisu
Elisabeth Daniel*
Elite Cafe
Eliza's
Empire Tap Room*
Emporio Rulli Caffe
Enrico's*
Epic Roasthouse
E and O Trading Company
Evvia
Extreme Pizza
Farallon
Farmer Brown
Fifth Floor* (Morrone; Gras; Perello; Lorenzo)
Fillmore Grill*
Fior d'Italia
Firefly
First Crush*
Fish and Farm (Morrone)
Five
The Fish Market
Fleming's
Fleur de Lys*
Florio
Flour + Water
Flying Pan Bistro*
Fog City Diner (Hill)
Fogon*
La Folie
Foreign Cinema
Il Fornaio
Frances
Fresh Taste
Fringale (Hirigoyen)
Frisson* (Patterson; Schafer)
Front Porch
The Front Room
Fuki Sushi
Fuzio
Galette*
Gambardella's*
Garibaldi's
Gary Danko
The Gatehouse*
Golden Gate Bakery
Golden Horse
Golden Star
Gordon Biersch
Gourmet Carousel
Green's
Guayma's
Halal Guys
Halu Izakaya
Harry's
Hawker Fare
Hawthorne Lane*
Heaven's Dog*
Hayes Street Grill
Higashi West*
Himawari
Hime*
Hobee's
Hog Island Oyster Company
Hong Kong Flower Lounge*
Hopscotch
House
House of Prime Rib
Howie's Pizza
Hyde Street Bistro*
Hunan
i Fratelli*
Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
Incanto*
Indigo
Ino Sushi*
In Situ
Iroha*
Ippuku
Isa
Izayaka Rintaro
Izzy's
Jackson Fillmore
Jai Yun*
Janta
Jardiniere
Jeffrey's Hamburgers
Jing Jing
Jitlada
Jocco's*
John Bentley's
John Frank*
Joya
Julie's Supper Club*
Ju-Ni
Junnoon*
Kabuto Sushi
Kappa
Kasa
Katana-ya
Kaygetsu*
Keiko a Nob Hill
Kelly's Mission Rock
Ken Ken Ramen
Kinjo
Kin Khao (Gaines)
Kirk's*
Kiss
Kitchenette*
Koi Palace
Kokkari
Kuleto's
Kusakabe
Kyo-ya
Laiola* (Denham)
Lark Creek Steak*
Lavanda*
Lazy Bear (pop-up)
Left at Albuquerque*
Left Bank
Lers Ros
Les Clos* (Gawle)
Let's Be Frank
Lettus*
Liholiho Yacht Club
Limon
Little Gem
Little Skillet (Ciscle)
Locanda
The Lucky Penny
Luella*
Lulu's*
Lux*
MacArthur Park
Madera
Mamacita
Mandalay
Mandarin Gourmet*
Mangosteen
Manresa
Mantra
Marche*
Marla Bakery
Marlowe
MaruIchi
Maruya
Masa's* (Short)
Max's Opera Cafe
Maya*
Mayfield Bakery
mc2*
Mecca*
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
La Mediterranee
Meetinghouse*
Mel's
Memphis Minnie's
Mensho Tokyo Ramen
Mercedes
Michael Mina* (Lloyd; L'Hommedieu)
Michael Mina 2.0 (MinaSiegel)
Mijita
Mike's
Mina Test Kitchen (Bhasin)
Ming's
Mission Chinese Food
Mister Jiu's
Mitsunoubu
Mixt Greens
Miyake*
MoMo's
Monsieur Benjamin
Moose's*
The Morris
Moss Beach Distillery
Mosu* (Anh)
Mourad
Mozzarella di Bufala*
Myth* (O'Brien)
Naked Lunch
Nami Nami
Namu Gaji
Naomi Sushi
Nation's
Nectar Wine Lounge (Moniz)
Nick's Crispy Tacos
Nico
Nightbird
Nojo*
Nola
Nombe*
Nopa
El Norteno
North Beach Pizza
Oak & Rye
Oasis
Oaxaca*
Oaxacan Kitchen*
Octavia
O Izakaya
Okina Sushi
Old Chelsea
Old Port Lobster Shack
Old Pro's
Oliveto
Omakase
One Market (Morrone; Abu SbaitanDommen)
Oola
Oritalia*
Orson*
Osaka*
Osteria
Ozumo
Palace
Pabu
Pabu Ramen Bar
Palio d'Asti
Palomino
Pampas
Pane e Vino
Paragon
Parcel 104
Park Tavern
Pasand*
El Paseo*
Pasta?*
Pasta Pomodoro
Pastis*
Pauli's*
Pearl's Phatburgers
Peninsula Creamery
Perbacco
Perry's
Le Petit Robert
P.F. Chang's
Pho Vi Hoa
Piatti
Piccadilly Fish and Chips
Piccino
Picco
Piperade
Pisces*
Pizza Chicago
Pizzaiolo
Pizza My Heart
Pizzeria Delfina
Pizzeria Picco
Pizzetta 211
Plouf
Plow
Plum* (Alter)
PlumpJack Cafe* (Syhabout)
Poisson Japonais*
Popson's
Postrio*
Prego
Primavera
The Progress
Prospect (Kapur)
Pyzano's* (Gemignani)
Quattro
Quince
El Raigon*
Ramen Club
Ramen Halu
Ramen House Ryowa
Ramen Shop
Ramen Yamadaya
Ramona's*
Rangoon
Red Mango*
Redwood Park*
The Refuge
Regalito Rosticeria
Rich Table
Ristorante Bonta*
Ritz Carlton Dining Room* (Siegel)
R and G Lounge
Roam
Robin
RoliRoti
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Rose Pistola*
Roxanne's*
RN74 (Berthold)
Rubicon*
Rutherford Grill
Ruth's Chris
RTB Fillmore
Saigon Sandwiches
Saison
Sakae Sushi
Salt House
Sam's Anchor Cafe
Sam Wo
San Tung
Santa Ramen
San Wang
Sawa Sushi
Scoma's
Scott Howard*
Scott's Seafood*
Seasons*
Sebo*
Sentinel
Seven Hills
Shan Dong
Shanghai 1930*
Shanghai House
Shiok
Silk's* (Huff)
Shirohige Ramen*
Shorty Goldstein's
Skipjack*
Slanted Door
Smitten
Sociale
Soif
Sons and Daughters
Sorrel
Spago Palo Alto*
Spalti's
SPQR (Appleman; Accarrino)
Spruce
Star's*
State Bird Provisions
Station 1 (Freitas)
Stella Pastry Caffe
St. Michael's Alley
St. Vincent*
La Strada
Straits Cafe
Sundance
Sunday Bird
Super Duper
Suraj
Sushi Groove
Sushi House
Sushi Ran
Sushi Sam's Edomata
Sushi Tomi
Sutro's (Morrone)
Swan Oyster Depot
La Table*
La Tacqueria
Tadich Grill
Tai Pan
Tamarine
Tandoori Mahal
Tarragon
Tartare*
Taxi's*
Taylor's Refresher
Ten-Ichi
Terrone
Terzo
Thai Stick
Thepthai Thai*
Thirsty Bear
Three Brothers
Three Seasons
Ti Couz*
Tommy's
Tommy Toy's*
El Tonayense Taco Truck
Tonga Room
Ton Kiang
Tony's Pizza Napoletana
La Toscana
Town Hall (Morales)
Trader Vic's
Trellis
Tres Agaves
Turtle Tower
Two*
Tzar Nicoulai*
Umami
Umami Burger
Una Pizza Napoletana
Universal Cafe
Venticello
Via Veneto
Village Pub
Viognier
Vivande Porta Via*
Wakuriya
Waraku
Washington Square Bar and Grill*
Watami
Waterfront (Hill)
Wayfare Tavern
What's Up Dog
Wild Hare*
Wing Wings*
Winterland*
Wise Sons
Woodhouse Fish Company
Woodward's Garden*
Yank Sing
Yee's
Yoshida Ya*
Yuzu*
Yuzuki
Za Pizza
Zao's
Zare
Zazang
Zero Zero
Zibibbo*
Le Zinc
Zinnia*
Zott's
Zuni Cafe
Z&Y

6 comments:

Susan said...

Dang! You've eaten at a lot of great places. And I love the fact that you ate at El Tonayense Taco Truck and "would go back." We're just TOO much alike! Except I don't care for Mijita -- overpriced over nothing. SO many blogger raved about this place to me that I finally went. I'll take Nick's Crispy Tacos (carnitas taco "Nick's Way" rocks...)

AND, you've never been to Bobo's for steak? Oh my goodness... I will take you there ASAP. Best steak in the Bay Area. Been to Peter Luger's in Brooklyn? Better. The bone-in filet... to DIE for. We're going. Don't eat that day, though ;-)

PS -- Bill and I made egg BLTs tonight for dinner. In the words of that other Sicilian girl... "YUMMO!"

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Finicky said...

Thanks for the offer. I am familiar with Yelp.com but between my day job (which often bleeds into nights and weekends), this blog, and freelance writing, I'm afraid I'm stretched a bit thin to do anything more. I hope you will still visit this site periodically and if Yelp.com wants to post a link, I would be flattered. Let me know!

Sam said...

love the new list - often wondered if I should list *every* restaurant i have eaten at for the past 6 years I have lived here but fear my mother would reprimand me for wasting so much of my money.

I see a Coco 500 missing from your list.

Finicky said...

Hey Sam! Coco500 is on the list, although not among the italicized list. For reference, each list also contains links to every listed restaurant and/or to my posts about the restaurants to the extent I have gotten around to completing one. I do know what you mean about the amount of money involved! Thank goodness for credit cards for perpetuating my leveraged existence...

Christine said...

Fellow lawyer here on the Peninsula who is very impressed with your palate (but actually likes her job). You've got great taste in food (agree on the uninspired Nobu). Del Posto won't disappoint, nor will the pasta tasting at Babbo. Try Annisa next time you're out there too. Man, I miss living in NY -- bay area food just isn't the same.

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