This perfect, casual San Francisco–style neighborhood restaurant with multiple locations is crowded, affordable, and features a slew of familiar comfort foods as well as a lot of wholesome options to satisfy every palate. Organic BLT sandwiches, Cobb salads, chicken noodle soup, spring pesto lasagna, grilled catch of the day, or beef pot roast…it’s all represented here. The hearty weekend brunch is popular, as is the weekday breakfast. Beer and wine are available. There’s usually a line to get in, but you can call the same day to put your name on the list; reservations are only accepted for groups of 8 or more.
- Erika Lennert