Meals for a Winter’s Day: 7 Restaurant Standouts of the Month

Published February 22, 2024, in my Medium column:

These newcomers or new menus cover the gamut, from dim sum to traditional Irish or Russian food. Alongside the latest full restaurant reviews — why SF is the U.S.’ best food city, The Halfway Club, Nick’s Cove, Movida/Bar Gemini/Stoa, Canela, Chotto Matte, 2023’s top new restaurants and bars — these seven are also worth visiting, with last month’s standouts here (as always, I’ve personally vetted and visited each one):


Reviewed in this article:
Killer Cocktails at Cozy Mr. Digby’s
Lunch, Happy Hour & Japanese Food Happiness: PABU
Fondue & Patio with a View: Terrene at 1 Hotel
Inclusive Russian/Eastern European Comfort: Dacha on Sutter
Dim Sum Destination: HK Lounge Bistro
Family-Run Irish Pub with Live Music & All-Day Food: Molly O’s
Hidden 70s-Chic Lounge & Duck Soup: The Third Floor

PABU scallop carpaccio
Mr. Digby’s holiday cocktails