The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now, September 2017

Patricia Chang

Where to eat right now

by Ellen Fort | @ellenfork via EaterSF

Tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater usually all have the same question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking at the moment — even if that might be an older spot.

Check out the map of the Bay Area's hottest restaurants right now below (ordered West to East, not ranked), and drop any feedback in the comments section.

January updates: Coin-Op Game Room, Flores, Almanac Taproom and Beer Garden

February updates: Alba Ray's, Contrada, Over Proof, The Riddler, Uma Casa

March updates: China Live, Rooh

April updates: Media Noche, Old Kan

May updates: The Kebabery, Navi Kitchen

June updates: A Mano

July updates: Petit Marlowe, Charter Oak, Duna, Khai, Hitachino Beer and Wagyu

August updates: Barcino, Namu Stonepot, RT Rotisserie, Alta, Ippudo Berkeley, Robin

September updates: Madcap, Ardiana



Nestled on a quiet street in San Anselmo is the first solo project from chef Ron Siegel. It’s an opportunity for Siegel to cook on a smaller scale, and out of the fine-dining kitchens of his past. The menu focuses on Bay Area produce, with the subtle mingling of Japanese flavors for which Siegel is known, and is priced for repeat customers.

198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd San Anselmo, CA 94960

(415) 453-9898


La Nebbia’s former space has made way for a new neighborhood Italian restaurant in the form of Ardiana, fromGialina and Ragazza owner Sharon Ardiana. The giant pizza oven is turning out pies, but also roast chicken, lamb, fresh pita bread, and Cauliflower with whipped feta and capzer-currant salsa.

1781 Church St San Francisco, CA 94131

(415) 926-5962

Complete list and map can be found at Eater SF.

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