New & Hot Places

New Restaurants in San Francisco

You can’t stay on top of the San Francisco dining scene without knowing what’s new -- which is why we offer this indispensable list of the most notable restaurant openings around town. We’ll update the guide every week, keeping the latest openings at the top of the page.

  • Cadillac Bar & Grill
    • New
    • SoMa
    The revival of this former SoMa staple lands in Mid-Market’s Twitter Building, bringing midpriced Mexican mains and family-style share plates to the booming culinary hub; lunch, dinner and happy hours also feature wine, beer and a sizable list of margaritas. Soaring ceilings, an expansive bar, plenty of table seating and splashy accents add a casually comfortable vibe to the lively setting.
  • Philz Coffee
    • New
    • Coffee Shop
    • Potrero Hill
    For "perfection" in a coffee cup, check out these Bay Area java joints offering single-origin pours, "personalized" coffee blends, teas, hot chocolate and inexpensive pastries; though it can "take awhile" to get your goods, at least the counter-service staff is "friendly."
    • New
    • Pleasanton
    A homey Pleasanton building houses this midpriced gastropub and beer garden serving New American classics, bar snacks and craft beer by the pint, along with a few wines on tap and by the bottle. A casual bar interior has TV screens throughout, while a family-friendly garden area offers seating, shade from old trees and beanbag games for kids.
  • Locanda Ravello
    • New
    • Danville
    This Neapolitan-style pizzeria from San Carlos’ Locanda Positano team brings an ambitious menu of midpriced pastas, wood-fired pies and other Amalfi Coast flavors to Danville, along with salads, small bites and a full bar. The Italian-managed eatery employs splashy blue and yellow tiles and plenty of white in an airy interior, with a handful of outdoor tables.
  • Calavera
    • New
    • Oakland
    The flavors of Mexico are the focus of this Oaxacan bistro in Uptown Oakland's trendy Hive complex, where tacos, ceviche and other locally sourced small plates and spendy mains might be topped with a sundried, seasoned grasshopper; wine, beer and cocktails are also served. A wall of windows adds natural light to an industrial, brick-walled space decked out with contemporary wood, leather, tile and neutral tones, with bar and table seating available.
  • The Advocate
    • New
    • Californian
    • Berkeley
    This long-anticipated sequel to Comal in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood is all about well-priced Californian fare with a Mediterranean and Moroccan twist, washed down with seasonal cocktails and wine. An expansive, industrial-chic space with midcentury-inspired accents features an open kitchen, wood-burning stove and sculptural wallhangings, and offers booth, table and bar seating.
  • Salsipuedes
    • New
    • Oakland
    North Oakland’s up-and-coming Longfellow district is home to this upscale Californian bistro from The Half Orange team, where midpriced dinner dishes draw on Pacific Rim and Latin American flavors and incorporate local seafood, proteins and produce – plus combo specials that might include burger, fries and a beer. The cozy space features an intimate seating area and streamlined, contemporary design accented by Mexican artwork.
  • Little Giant Ice Cream
    • New
    • Oakland
    Uptown Oakland’s stylish scoop shop dishes up old fashioned hard ice cream in classic and creative flavors (think cocktails, fruit, olive oil and other inspirations), all made from locally sourced ingredients and combined with playful toppings. A custom Airstream mobile shop (parked outside the production facility) offers an expansive, airy interior outfitted in modern white and robot-themed accents.
  • Patxi's Pizza
    • New
    Although these family-friendly Bay Area pizzerias are known for their “true Chicago-style” deep-dish pies, regulars say the thin cornmeal-crust pizzas are “da bomb” too; “friendly” staffers, a “full bar” and “big flat-screens” for “watching the ballgame” are reasons why it can be “crowded”, so insiders anticipating “long waits” “call ahead” and order a half-baked to go.
  • Gardenias
    • New
    • Japantown
    The former Woodward's Garden team is behind this midpriced New American, a European-influenced eatery, where small plates and entrees build on locally sourced ingredients and pair with wines by the bottle and on tap. Tucked behind an aubergine storefront, the interior is outfitted in rustic wood and sophisticated shades of blue, with counter and table seating – plus a garden patio out back with gardenia bushes.
  • Petit Crenn
    • New
    • Hayes Valley
    A casual spin-off of Dominique Crenn's Atelier Crenn, this buzzy bistro brings the flavors of Brittany, France to Hayes Valley via all-day menus, with dinner options ranging from a la carte to two nightly seatings for prix-fixe, multi-course meals served family-style. A cozy space with an open kitchen puts a modern spin on classic French style, with white walls, contemporary art, vintage serving ware and blue and white accents.
  • People's Cafe
    • New
    • Cafe
    • Haight-Ashbury
    After a remodel and menu revamp, this counter-serve Upper Haight daytimer returns with a more focused selection of well-priced breakfast standards and coffee plus sandwiches, salads and other American lunch options. The modernized cafe space features wood tables, metal chairs and pendant lamps, plus slate bricks behind the bar.
  • Belle Cora
    • New
    • Bar
    • North Beach
    The Tupelo team brings this well-priced neighborhood bar and bistro to Green Street, where the menu includes a focused selection of New American small plates, weekend brunch (with bottomless mimosas) and a carefully chosen wine list. There's bar and table seating in a relaxed interior outfitted in reds, rich woods and vintage accents – and the front patio is a draw on warm evenings.
  • Black Sands Brewery
    • New
    • Bar
    • Lower Haight
    Lower Haight gets its own stylish brewery, gastropub and all-day cafe serving house-crafted pints and guest brews. plus midpriced California fare and De La Paz Coffee. The bright, spacious corner site is sleek and modern with black furnishings, wood beams, marble counters and an open kitchen, plus plenty of bar and banquette seating, lots of natural light and an on-site home-brew shop.
  • Valley Kitchen
    • New
    • European
    • Carmel
    Carmel Valley Ranch transformed its signature dining space into this high-end Cal-European offering mains rich with sustainable local ingredients and creative touches like mobile carts for ice cream and Bloody Marys. The spacious, loungey interior boasts reclaimed wood, stone walls, tweed chairs and jars filled with the resort’s own honey, while hanging lanterns light a vast outdoor terrace overlooking the mountains.
  • Drake's Dealership
    • Pub
    • Hayward
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  • Scotland Yard
    • Bar
    • Marina District
    The Marina gets this Noir Lounge spin-off, a Victorian-inspired bistro and bar with an old-school vibe for midpriced Californian fare, plus local and small-production beer and wine. Casual and classy, the space is decked out in hanging chandeliers, heavy beams, dark wood, vintage wallpaper and metal accents along with bar, banquette and table seating.

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