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The Best of San Francisco Dining Scene

Overal Rating: 6

SPQR

1911 Fillmore Street San Francisco CA 94115

With Rome-style cuisine and the atmosphere of a lively trattoria, a night at SPQR in the Pacific Heights neighborhood feels like a night in Rome. House-made semolina pastas, fresh vegetables, exotic cuts of meat, an all-Italian wine list, and plenty of Umbrian olive oil ensure that SPQR’s simple dishes are anything but ordinary. Executive Chef Nate Appleton, also of sister restaurant A16, serves the traditional ingredients and recipes that have made Rome an epicurean epicenter for thousands of years.

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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 Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Restaurant: Kan's Restaurant
Date: February.23.2014
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.

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Restaurant: Crustacean
Date: October.15.2013
User Name: Lewis
Review Title: Crustacean

Excellent crab and garlic noodles

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Restaurant: Bix
Date: September.16.2013
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.

Customer Reviews