One of the few places in the city that does weekday brunch, Universal Cafe is a gem. The dinner is upscale American - from steak to pasta to a fish that changes regularly - but daytime is when Universal is at its best. The outdoor tables on a sunny weekend are ideal, partly because you can gloat at all the suckers still waiting in line while you get a tan.
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Taqueria el Buen Sabor
There are as many taquerias on Valencia as there are anywhere else in the country, and Taqueria El Buen Sabor is one of our favorites.
Serious sushi types rave about ICHI in Bernal Heights. We like the sushi, but the cooked food is really where it’s at.
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Presidio Social Club
With both food from the 50s and kale, in a pseudo country club environment. Presidio Social Club works out better than we’d have expected.
Violet’s in the Richmond is a good neighborhood date stop for cocktails and a light bite.
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