I'm visiting SF for four days next week, and a friend who's never been to the city will be joining me for two of those days. So I'm all set for her visit, having been lucky enough to live in SF for two years. I'll be taking her to all my favorites: Peet's, Tartine, Delessio, Indian food in the Tenderloin, the Ferry Building on Saturday morning, Delfina if we can get in, The Hidden Vine, etc.
But for my other two days, I'd love to see what's new and happening in the city. I'll be a solo diner, or maybe have one friend with me at most. My favorites are many, but generally I like casual but nice places where I'd have the option of either an entree or a few appetizers: Bocadillo's, Jeanty at Jack's, Mezes, Coco500, Fresca, Pesce, Zuni, Mangosteen, Mochica, Kokkari, just to give you a sense of my likes. Bonus points for great cocktails made with fresh fruit and good liquor. Last "new" bar I explored was Rye, so you know it's been awhile. TIA, really looking forward to this visit!