EL VEZ serves up fresh takes on Mexican favorites. The restaurant’s vibrant colors, eclectic cantina decor and large, lively bar create a fun, bustling atmosphere. Wine, beer and several mezcal-focused cocktails are offered.
MORIMOTO is an upscale Japanese spot from restaurateur Stephen Starr and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto that serves a chef’s special omakase menu — to be enjoyed traditionally with your shoes off — as well as sushi and other Asian dishes. The sleek bi-level space transports guests to the future with its sparkly white decor and illuminated staircase. An extensive international wine list and aged sake selections are available. Adam Platt, esteemed NY Magazine food critic writes, “[Chef] Morimoto is an Iron Chef for good reason. He trained originally as a sushi chef and is a master of the sophisticated Japanese …
BUDDAKAN is restaurateur Stephen Starr’s spacious, stylish cocktail lounge and Asian restaurant. The bustling, energetic crowd and expansive wine, sake and cocktail list make Buddakan the perfect spot for a fun night out.
UPLAND serves hearty California cuisine with an Italian twist. The dining room — lined with copper details, wood benches and shelves full of preserved lemon jars — strikes the perfect balance between a warm, inviting home and a hip, trendy scene. The smart, approachable wine is worth exploring.
THE CLOCKTOWER — Stephen Starr’s chic new hot spot located in the New York Edition Hotel — serves sophisticated British fare from award-winning chef Jason Atherton and a great cocktail and wine list. The space is welcoming and old-school, featuring walls lined with vintage photos, a purple felt pool table and Venetian plastered ceiling.
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Looking for the scoop on where to eat and drink in the Bay Area? Get an insider’s take on top spots from Roberth Sundell. The acclaimed Swedish-born chef runs Plaj, the only restaurant in San Francisco dedicated to Scandinavian cuisine. When he’s not cooking up great Nordic fare, you can find him at home in Petaluma, just outside SF, and from lobster to weinersnitchel, he’s got the skinny on some of the best not-to-be-missed gems in Northern California.
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! The annual holiday falls on May 5th and commemorates the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. To us, that means even more reason to dive into tacos, margaritas and two of our favorite dips, guacamole and salsa.
NO NAME is an exclusive restaurant and lounge serving delicious New American fare. Dim lighting, comfortable couches and live music create a chic, chill atmosphere in the unmarked space. The creative cocktails should not be missed.