Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Cala

Like discovering a long-lost twin, Cala's Mexico Norte cuisine is a revelation. San Francisco's Mexican-rancher roots are deeply honored here: silky bone-marrow salsa and fragrant heritage-corn tortillas grace a swe…
Top Choice Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Rich Table

Impossible cravings begin at Rich Table, inventor of porcini doughnuts, miso-marrow-stuffed pasta and fried-chicken madeleines with caviar. Married co-chefs and owners Sarah and Evan Rich playfully riff on seasonal …
Top Choice Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Jardinière

Iron Chef winner, Top Chef Masters finalist and James Beard Award–winner Traci Des Jardins champions sustainable, salacious California cuisine. She has a way with California's organic produce, sustainable meats and …
Top Choice Greek in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Souvla

Ancient Greek philosophers didn't think too hard about lunch, and neither should you at Souvla. Get in line and make no-fail choices: pita or salad, wine or not. Instead of go-to gyros, try roast lamb atop kale with…
Top Choice Bakery in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Mill

Baked with organic whole grain stone-ground on-site, hearty Josey Baker Bread sustains Haight skaters and start-uppers alike. You might think SF hipsters are gullible for queuing for pricey toast, until you taste th…
Top Choice Southern US in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Brenda's Meat & Three

The name means one meaty main course plus three sides – though only superheroes finish ham steak with Creole red-eye gravy and exemplary grits, let alone cream biscuits and eggs. Chef Brenda Buenviaje's portions are…
American in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Zuni Cafe

Gimmickry is for amateurs – Zuni has been turning basic menu items into gourmet staples since 1979. Reservations and fat wallets are key for oyster-and-martini lunches, but the see-and-be-seen seating is a kick and …
Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Petit Crenn

Leave gimmicky star-chef flagships behind on the waterfront and find higher ground in Hayes Valley with rustic French flavors and easy social graces. Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn offers her Brittany-inspire…
Fast Food in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Rosamunde Sausage Grill

Impress a dinner date on the cheap: load up Coleman Farms pork Brats or free-range duck links with complimentary roasted peppers, grilled onions, whole-grain mustard and mango chutney, and enjoy with your choice of …
Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Little Gem

Sunny Golden State flavors and easygoing elegance make Little Gem a true San Francisco treasure. Chef David Cruz combines fine-dining trade craft honed at French Laundry with a Californian devotion to cross-cultural…