Okay, so I haven't exactly been everywhere. And I'm leaving off some sacred sites, sorry...but these are the places I just plain enjoyed time after time this year. Good food, good drink, nice people...
In no particular order:
Damn, those guys are nice! NICE. And the food is practically perfect every time. At 1647 Solano Avenue.
:: O Chame
It's my comfort food. The pancake, the seared tuna, the smoked trout soup. At 1830 4th Street.
:: Sea Salt
The lobster roll. Dear god. At 2512 San Pablo Avenue.
So charming, so romantic, so yummy. At 1453 Dwight Way.
:: Cafe Rouge
Reliably tasty, and even sorta sophisticated. At 1782 Fourth Street.
P.S. This is just for the sit down nice eats. I have another list for grubbier grub.