San Francisco’s best new bar and restaurant openings of 2023

Published January 5, 2024, in my Medium column:

It’s that time of year again: sifting through the hundreds of new SF Bay Area restaurants and bars visited this year — plus a few hundred more internationally and across the U.S. Here are the San Francisco spots that stand out most, all opened between December 2022 and November 2023. The previous year’s top openings are here.

What stands out most, and why, in one of the best regions to eat and drink in the world:


Aphotic spot prawns and Tsar Nicoulai caviar