Published on March 2, 2016

5 SOMA Restaurants Locals Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near SOMA? Here's a list of SOMA restaurants locals and critics love.

5 SOMA Restaurants Locals Love

1. OmakaseA nod to its namesake, Omakase offers three different tasting menus from which guests can try some of the world's best fish flown in each week from Tokyo's famed Tsukiji Fish Market. The restaurant specializes in Edomae — traditional style sushi — and features a blond wood sushi counter, dried bamboo details and sake pitchers made from Japanese pine and cedar.

2. Mourad

MouradMourad, the eponymous restaurant of Chef Mourad Lahlou, serves California-inspired modern Moroccan cuisine, combining traditional ingredients and flavors with contemporary presentation and technique. A colossal glass wine cage suspended over the sleek L-shaped bar holds a wide array of vintages, reflected in the extensive wine list. Located inside a newly renovated Art Deco tower, Mourad features starburst chandeliers and lofty ceilings as well as private dining rooms and a lounge.

3. Alexander's Steakhouse

AlexanderAlexander's is a modern American steakhouse with hints of Japanese influence. Highlighting the best quality domestic beef from partners such as Creekstone, Greater Omaha and Aurora, Alexander's Steakhouse also features one of the largest selections of Wagyu Beef in the United States, offering cuts from America, Australia and Japan. The classic dining room is made modern with touches like brick walls and high ceilings.

4. Jersey

JerseyJersey is a bustling neighborhood gem serving up Garden State-inspired Italian fare, along with local beer and wine. Owners Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal combine memories of their East Coast childhood and travels to Italy with a California and Mediterranean-inspired culinary philosophy to craft an approachable menu of updated classics. The stylish space is both rustic and polished, with exposed brick and concrete floors.

5. Dirty Habit

Dirty HabitOn the fifth floor of Hotel Zelos is Dirty Habit, a bar-centric eatery with shareable, seasonal New American cuisine, bar bites and a creative cocktail menu with an emphasis on rare brown spirits. The inventive beverage program also offers communal cocktails, house creations crafted with unexpected ingredients and a carefully curated selection of more than 300 global spirits and whiskeys. The film noir-inspired design of the SoMa district destination features a deck lounge with a modern fire pit.

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