Long lines and lots of online chatter: Those are the results of State Bird Provisions landing the coveted title of Bon Appétit‘s best new restaurant of 2012. But some Chowhounds are asking, if you’ve already been to State Bird (or maybe couldn’t nab a reservation), where else in San Francisco can you find food and an atmosphere that hit the same notes?

The small plates at Twenty Five Lusk (pictured) are as inventive as State Bird’s, says sugartoof. But food is only part of what makes State Bird cool: It’s also the stylish space. Other restaurants with killer food that also measure high on the cool-o-meter include Barbacco, Mission Chinese Food, and Bar Tartine.

Twenty Five Lusk [SOMA]
25 Lusk Street, San Francisco

Barbacco [Financial District]
220 California Street, San Francisco

Mission Chinese Food [Mission District]
2234 Mission Street, San Francisco

Bar Tartine [Mission District]
561 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Discuss: If you love State Bird Provisions, where else do you love to eat in SF?

Photo from Twenty Five Lusk

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