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May 14, 2016

This is THE list I lust after. Unfortunately there are a lot more spots that I would include and some that I would exclude… but Michael Bauer’s word still means THE MOST in SF restaurant reviews.

May 14, 2016

This is THE list I lust after. Unfortunately there are a lot more spots that I would include and some that I would exclude… but Michael Bauer’s word still means THE MOST in SF restaurant reviews.

100. That seems like a lot of restaurants, but in San Francisco that number barely covers the creme de la creme. No other area of the country has a more dynamic scene, and it keeps getting better. The proof is in this 21st edition of the Top 100 Restaurants.

Are you trying to find the perfect pizza with that crisp blistered crust? Check out the list. Need a special-occasion meal that you will remember for the rest of your life? I have several to consider. Or are you just looking for a beautifully executed dining experience? You’ll find 100 here, and all of them have been visited a minimum of three times.

Whether you go to 1, 10 or 100, I’m interested to learn about your experiences. You can reach me at mbauer@sfchronicle.com. Let’s hope you have 100 or more great experiences this year. I know I did.

Michael Bauer

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A16

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Acquerello

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Ad Hoc

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Akiko’s

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Al’s Place

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Atelier Crenn

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Bar Agricole

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Belga

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Benu

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Bistro Don Giovanni

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Bix

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Bottega

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Boulevard

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Bravas Bar de Tapas

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Bull Valley Roadhouse

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Cala

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Californios

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Camino

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The Cavalier

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Chez Panisse

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Ciccio

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Coi

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Comal

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Commis

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The Commissary

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Commonwealth

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Coqueta

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Cotogna

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Delfina

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Del Popolo

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Flour + Water

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Foreign Cinema

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Frances

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French Laundry

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Gary Danko

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Hawker Fare

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Hong Kong Lounge II

House of Prime Rib

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Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

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Ippuku

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Iyasare

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Kokkari Estiatorio

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Kusakabe

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La Ciccia

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La Folie

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Lazy Bear

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Liholiho Yacht Club

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Little Gem

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Lord Stanley

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Madrona Manor

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Mamacita

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Manresa

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Marlowe

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Mourad / Aziza

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Nico

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Ninebark

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Nopa

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Nopalito

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Octavia

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Oenetri

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Old Bus Tavern

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Omakase

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Oso

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Pabu

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Park Tavern

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Perbacco / Barbacco

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Petit Crenn

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Piperade

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Pizzaiolo

Poggio

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Press

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The Progress

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Prospect

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Quince

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Ramen Shop

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Range

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Rasa

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Redd

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Redd Wood

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The Restaurant at Meadowood

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Rich Table

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Saison

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Shed Cafe

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Sir & Star

Slanted Door

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SPQR

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State Bird Provisions

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Sushi Ran

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Swan Oyster Depot

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Terra

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Tosca Cafe

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Trestle

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Trou Normand

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Village Sake

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Volta

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Wayfare Tavern

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Yank Sing

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Z & Y

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Zarzuela

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Zuni Cafe

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