2014's Hottest Restaurant Openings in SF


If you didn't get a chance to try these restaurants in 2014, put them at the top of your list for the new year.

Tosca Cafe

The legendary Tosca gets a spit shine (pictured above). 242 Columbus Ave.

Photo courtesy of Eric Wolfinger.


Sensory delights and the magnetic Charlie Hallowell lure at Oakland’s Penrose3311 Grand Ave, Oakland.

Photo courtesy of Eric Wolfinger.


Sexy, rustic Verbena celebrates dishes for vegetarians and omnivores alike. 2323 Polk St.

Photo courtesy of Aubrie Pick.

The Square

A pub with a Michelin pedigree opens in North Beach. 1707 Powell St.

Photo courtesy of Aubrie Pick.

Trou Normand

Trou Normand whets appetites in SoMa. 140 New Montgomery St.

Photo courtesy of Cooper Carras.

The Commissary

Traci Des Jardins storms the Presidio with her brand-new restaurant housed in the former army post’s main barracks. 101 Montgomery St.

Photo courtesy of Cooper Carras.

Monsieur Benjamin

Hayes Valley finds a late-night French suitor in a new bistro from chef Corey Lee. 451 Gough St.

Photo courtesy of Aubrie Pick.


Two Top Chef alums serve up bold Spanish-inspired tapas at Shakewell in Oakland’s bustling Grand Lake neighborhood. 3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland.

Photo courtesy of Colin Price.


After a brief naming fiasco, Hecho (henceforth not known as Bandidos) finds its niche in the Castro, doling out upscale Mexican fare and rare tequilas. 2200 Market St.

Photo courtesy of  Aubrie Pick.


The talented team behind Park Tavern and The Cavalier transform the former Coco500 space in SoMa into a stylish new Marlowe, which is even better than the original. 500 Brannan St.

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