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SF's Best Celebrity-Owned Spots

When a restaurant is owned by a celebrity, you never know who might walk in the door. Here's a shortlist of restaurants noted for two highlights: good food and prime stargazing potential.

Wayfare Tavern

AmericanDowntown
4.4
Food
4.4
Decor
4.3
Service

Good to know: Tyler Florence is the mastermind behind this popular eatery.

Hayes Street Grill

SeafoodHayes Valley
4.4
Food
3.9
Decor
4.3
Service

Good to know: This understated venue is co-owned by Patricia Unterman, former food critic for Examiner & SF Chronicle and founding board member of Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.

El Paseo Restaurant

Mill Valley
4.3
Food
4.5
Decor
4.3
Service

Good to know: Tyler Florence and musician Sammy Hagar helm this cozy Mill Valley chophouse.

Balboa Cafe

CafeCow Hollow
4.0
Food
3.9
Decor
4.0
Service

Good to know: Politician Gavin Newsom is the owner.  

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

DinerEmeryville
3.9
Food
3.9
Decor
3.9
Service

Good to know: Co-owned by Bay Area native & Green Day bassist Mik Dirnt.

Cafe Zoetrope

CafeChinatown
3.7
Food
4.2
Decor
3.6
Service

Good to know: Owned by producer/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola. His eponymous wines are also served here.

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