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Sunday July 27, 2014

San Francisco Dining

2223 Restaurant and Bar
2223 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, Located in the Castro District, 415-431-0692, A great spirit of community and conviviality adds a certain charm and intimacy to this trendy neighborhood bar and grill, which offers a warm, contemporary atmosphere, excellent service, and a large assortment of modern American dishes. They are open nightly for dinner plus serve brunch on Sundays.

231 Ellsworth
231 South Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401, 650-347-7231, This restaurant serves delightfully innovative American cuisine.

Bay City Bar and Grill
747 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, 415-495-4002, Such American favorites and classics as beef stew, hamburgers, and pasta dishes with blue cheese are among the dishes to be found at this restaurant that also offers a special fish dish every day. They are open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner; closed on Sundays.

Big 4 Restaurant, The
1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, Located at The Huntinton Hotel on Nob Hill, 415-771-1140, Taking its name from the four biggest 19th century railroad tycoons, this restaurant assimilates memorabilia from that era as the focus for its distinctive historically-themed decor, and it serves delicious, innovative, contemporary American cuisine in an ambience of romance and nostalgia.

3122 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-626-5523, A saloon-like atmosphere is the backdrop for down-home American comfort food, such as pork sandwiches, big burgers, fried chicken, scones, French toast, and biscuits and gravy. They are open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Blue Plate
3218 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, Located in the Mission District, 415-282-6777, The quirky, eclectic atmosphere and casual presentation of this neighborhood restaurant focus attention on an inventive menu of delicious American fare, such as grilled pork chop with cranberry walnut sauce, and many other delicious offerings.

Brazen Head
3166 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, Located in the Union Street Shopping District, 415-921-7600, Serving American cuisine in an atmosphere that is reminiscent of an English pub, this restaurant features such specialties as short ribs, pepper steak, scampi, and much more on its abundant menu.

Red's Java House
Located on Pier 30, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-777-5626, A San Francisco stable since the 1950s, Red's offers an inexpensive menu that consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, and beer.

Stars Restaurant
150 Redwood Alley, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-861-7827, A popular restaurant with a Parisian brasserie ambience that offers a menu ranging from grilled entrees to ragouts and sautes. Best bets at this restaurant, year in and year out, are fresh oysters as a starter, shellfish appetizers like grilled prawns with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, bitter greens, and pesto, and, for a main course, grilled birds.

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar
398 Hayes Street at Gough, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-551-1590, An evocative destination, with a brassier ambience, this bistro features an oyster bar, exceptional French soups, crab cakes, chicken pate, as well as a host of other tempting dishes, wines, and a variety of beverages. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.

Bacar Restaurant and Wine Salon
448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, Located South of Market Street, 415-904-4100, This stylish and modern brassiere combines mahogany, glass, and steel interior accents with an open kitchen and a three-storey wine wall, to create an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere, all while serving modern American fare.

Baker Street Bistro
2953 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, 415-931-1475, Wonderfully prepared, classically inspired, rustic French fare is served seven nights a week in a cozy dining room at this bistro which is also open for lunch Tuesday through Friday and open for brunch on the weekends.

Bistro Clovis
1596 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-864-0231, At this favorite neighborhood bistro, you will find excellent onion soup and an interesting palate of wines for tasting. Classic French fare, like rabbit pate, onion soup, and tarte Tatin are on the menu and they are open nightly for dinner, as well as serve lunch Monday through Friday.

430 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133, Located in North Beach, 415-397-3600, Part trattoria and part osteria, this Euro-style bistro's creative menu features homemade pastas, pizzas, unusual salads, and tasty seafood.

Le Central
453 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, 415-391-2233, This quintessential bistro, which serves such delectable items as garlicky pates, leeks vinaigrette, cassoulet, and grilled blood sausage with crisp french fries, keeps the crowds pleased and coming back for more. It is a great lunch spot with open windows that look out onto a bustling street scene.