Knockout vistas of the Financial District and Transamerica Pyramid from atop a slender art-deco skyscraper. Take the elevator to 15.
Diego Rivera's Allegory of California Fresco
Hidden in a downtown skyscraper is a San Francisco art treasure: Diego Rivera's 1930–31 Allegory of California fresco. Take the...
Wells Fargo History Museum
Gold miners needed somewhere to stash and send cash, so Wells Fargo opened in this location in 1852. Today this storefront museum covers...
Embarcadero Center Cinema
Forget blockbusters – here locals line up to claim stadium seating for the latest art-house flick or whatever won best foreign film at...
Stockbrokers and Paleo dieters line up out the door for generous organic salads with zingy dressings – don't worry, the line moves fast....
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Michael Mina information
San Francisco's favorite culinary son and James Beard Award-winner, Michael Mina has built an empire of restaurants, but this is his namesake, in his home town. Blurring the lines between formal and casual, Mina's innovative Euro-centric cooking reinterprets classic American comfort foods, using luxury ingredients in dishes like a deconstructed lobster pot pie. Daytime there's a $35 two-course business lunch.
The cavernous dining room, with its massive mirrors angled just-right for people-watching, feels austerely elegant, and the bar is a happening spot for cocktails and small bites. Reservations essential.