Please your appetite in San Fran

March 1, 2009

San Francisco has cuisine to satisfy many taste buds. From dim sum to gnocchi, use this guide to map out your dining tour of the city by the bay.

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San Francisco has cuisine to satisfy many taste buds. From dim sum to gnocchi, use this guide to map out your dining tour of the city by the bay.

Note that price ranges for all restaurants are approximations based on dinner for one person plus beverage. Prices may be subject to change.

American

Boulevard
1 Mission St.
415/543-6084
http://www.boulevardrestaurant.com/
Price: $$$
Boasting views of the Bay Bridge, this city favorite has won the Zagat Survey's "Most Popular Restaurant" for 5 years.

Canteen
817 Sutter St.
415/928-8870
http://www.sfcanteen.com/
Price: $$
Where the menu changes weekly and typically includes four appetizers, four main courses, and four desserts, expect to see such options as poached squid served with lentils or guinea hen roasted with red cabbage.

Firefly
4288 24th St.
415/821-7652
http://www.fireflyrestaurant.com/
Price: $$
Try comforting American food in a warm atmosphere.

One Market
1 Market St.
415/777-5577
http://www.onemarket.com/
Price: $$$$
This Embarcadero hot spot boasts an unbelievable Caesar salad and a three-course seasonal menu for less than $50. Specialties include bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with dandelion persillade and Tasmanian ocean trout with potato rosti and pancetta vinaigrette.

Range
842 Valencia St.
415/282-8283
http://www.rangesf.com/
Price: $$
Entrees at this locale, with its glassed-in kitchen, may include roast chicken accompanied by a brussels-sprout-and-pancetta bread salad with sherry jus, and the petrale sole with cabbage, mushrooms, capers, and Meyer lemon butter sauce.

California

Coco500
500 Brannan St.
415/543-2222
http://www.coco500.com/
Price: $$
Sample some fried green beans, brandade with fennel crackers, brussels sprouts salad, or duck liver terrine at this California cuisine restaurant.

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