The Best of San Francisco Dining Scene
When Chez Panisse was conceived in 1971, it was the most atypical of restaurants in America, designing its menu daily based on the freshest seasonal and local ingredients. Though this unique approach to food has since gained momentum, Chez Panisse is still one of the most influential proponents of the move towards a more sustainable approach to food. With Alice Waters at the helm, Chez Panisse stays true to its initial vision, serving one fixed price menu daily, based on what is freshest at the moment. Still in its birthplace in a converted house in liberal-minded Berkeley, Chez Panisse retains a feeling of hominess, offering diners welcoming service and superb French-inspired cuisine.
Fresh Crumbs are the tidbits at the table—conversation topics, recent news, upcoming events. In this new addition to our website, we keep abreast of the latest “crumbs” to help you get the most out of your next dining experience. See what crumbs our writers have uncovered lately!
- New Review of Jardiniere
- A new review has been published of Jardiniere. ... more
- Coffee: It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore
- This article explores the health benefits of drinking coffee, including increased mental attention and a lower risk of developing deadly diseases and cancer. While there ... more
- The Gluten-Free Giant
- The gluten-free lifestyle has increasingly gained popularity during the last few years. This article provides an overall synopsis of this diet and exposes some of ... more
San Francisco Restaurant Reviews
San Francisco is a destination point for food with the city's top restaurants accumulating 23-Michelin stars collectively. If you're craving something, you're going to find it in “The City”. Surrounded by farmers, artisan cheese and bread makers, old-school meat purveyors, chocolatiers and chefs with a heightened responsibility and respect for the food and where it comes from, it all translates to fantastic food. French, Mexican and American establishments are found very readily on the Peninsula. Italian, all types of Asian, African and even South American food havens line the streets if you're looking for an extensive variety in the culinary circuit. Change is inevitable in the dining scene so read up on the newest and best joints to get your grub on in San Francisco and be the first to find out “What's next?”
Restaurant: Kan's Restaurant
User Name: Gary
Review Title: Tourist Trap
Almost empty when we went in as out of town tourists. I now know it's likely because locals don't go there. Pricing on their dim sum menu (not separately priced) and the check presented (i.e. One item - $8.50) was not clear . There was 4 of us wanting a very light lunch. We only ordered a few dim sum dishes and the bill came to just over $70 which is what you would expect for a full dinner. The food was average and nothing special. Serviceio was good as there was only one other table of 3 in the entire place. I really felt ripped off and after paying the bill, I left a very small tip in the folder. The women cashier came over and picked up the folder BEFORE we started to leave and as she was walking away immediately opened it to see what I had left as a tip. She returned and complained it was not at least 10%. Their prices and billing already had a built in tip in my mind. I took back the tip and walked out, making it the first time I've never left one. Little wonder why they have a shill out on the street hawking the place to unknowing tourists. Unfortunately, I reviewed this place only afterwards. Beware of this TOURIST TRAP and check out other online ratings to find my experience repeated by so many others.
User Name: Lewis
Review Title: Crustacean
Excellent crab and garlic noodles
User Name: Polet
Review Title: Disappointed
We read that Bix was rated one of the top 10 restaurants in San Francisco so we made reservations for four on our first night in town. The ambiance and music were wonderful, our meals were average and the service was below average. All in all our dining experience at Bix was a disappointment.