Top 5 Hit List of the Month: Restaurant Newcomers + Better-Than-Ever Favorites

Persona flamed cocktail

Published October 7, 2021 at The Bold Italic: From two notable newcomers to three tried-and-true greats (one just reopening, one just gaining its first Michelin star) plus one bonus new bar, these are five top places to eat, feast and support now?

I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from every restaurant reviewed here:

Tried & True Greats:
— More Than A Steakhouse: Niku Steakhouse, SoMa/Design District
— Jazz Supperclub with Quality Eats & Drink: Black Cat, TenderNob
— A 30+ Year Sushi Classic: Sanraku, TenderNob

Notable Newcomers
Fiorella With Retractable Roof & Cocktail Benefits: Fiorella Inner Sunset
— Healthy Rotisserie Eats: Village Rotisserie, Noe Valley
Bonus — A Club with Quality Cocktails: Persona, TenderNob

**All my other food, drink & travel Bold Italic articles here

Fiorella Sunset crudo


Niku Steakhouse crispy pig ears


Niku Steakhouse B.O.C. pandan cocktail


Sanraku SF sushi platter


Black Cat SF cocktails