Published on March 2, 2016

5 Mission Restaurants Locals Love

Trying out a new restaurant near the Mission District? Here's a list of Mission restaurants locals and critics love.

5 Mission Restaurants Locals Love

1. Dosa on ValenciaDosa on ValenciaAt Dosa on Valencia, husband and wife duo Anjan and Emily Mitra bring their South Indian dishes to the Mission District. Seasonal, organic and sustainable fare fills the menu, which reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the regional cuisine. The intimate space features lavish, colorful details that complement the flavorful food.

2. Lers Ros 16th Street

Lers Ros 16th StreetLers Ros 16th Street serves refined Thai fare including exotic game and more traditional dishes — perfect for a meal with friends or low-key date night. The sleek wood, orange accents and chic chairs create a modern vibe. A variety of approachable wines are available from a stunning centerpiece display.

3. flour + water

flour + waterChef Thomas McNaughton dishes out regional Italian, California-inspired fare at flour + water. The restaurant works directly with farms to craft dishes for the menu, which changes daily, executed with the help of a classic wood-fired oven and in-house butchery. Exposed wood beams decorate the high ceilings of the casual and rustic space, which boasts wood tables and nature-inspired decor.

4. Beretta

BerettaBeretta is a contemporary Italian-inspired eatery dishing out mostly seasonal, organic and locally sourced comfort food. Well-known for their small plates and distinct craft cocktails, Beretta also offers a comprehensive menu, with vegetarian and vegan options available. While the restaurant does serve outdoor brunch, the rustic chic interior space allows for family-style dining at communal tables.

5. Mission Chinese Food SF

Mission Chinese Food SFHere at the original outpost of the San Francisco cult hit, Chef Danny Bowien delivers his fiery, creative takes on whimsical American Chinese cuisine. The menu showcases an awesome blend of Sichuan heat and spice, served up in a casual space adorned with festive paper lanterns and a lucky red dragon. Avoid the crazy-long waits at this neighborhood hotspot by booking through Reserve.

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