Rich Table

Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Impossible cravings begin at Rich Table, where mind-bending dishes like porcini doughnuts, sardine chips, and burrata (mozzarella and cream) funnel cake blow up Instagram feeds nightly. Married co-chefs and owners Sarah and Evan Rich riff on seasonal San Francisco cuisine with the soul of SFJAZZ stars and the ingenuity of Silicon Valley regulars.

For maximum surprise factor, get the chef's menu ($99) plus wine pairing ($79). Menu signatures include Sarah's Southern food remixes – brunch magically morphs into dinner with one bite of biscuits topped with chicken-liver mousse, fried chicken skin, and maple – and Evan's handmade, east-meets-west Marco Polo pastas like sea urchin cacio e pepe (pecorino and pepper pasta). Book two to four weeks ahead online or call the restaurant directly – otherwise you'll need to arrive before 5:30pm to bide your time at the barn-wood bar, and hope for an opening before the California wine on tap runs dry.