With a three-star review from Michael Bauer and Thomas Keller protégés at the helm, chef-owner Jeff Cerciello’s second outpost of Farmshop (pictured above) is easily one of the Bay Area’s best restaurants right now. In addition to looking posh (think teal mohair banquettes and Heath Ceramics subway tiles), the local, seasonal menu is swoon-worthy. Standouts include an appetizer of crispy artichokes and roasted Jidori chicken with a peach mostarda.
Look to the north for a culture fix outside of city limits.
Now that there are no toll collectors, it is even faster to cross the Golden Gate and escape the fog of the city. Hop in your car and get ready to explore the best that the North Bay has to offer.