One of the first hot spots during the late ‘90s dot-com boom is now a culinary (and still cool) stalwart in the Mission. Seasonal, fresh, and delicious food reigns on the plate—think oyster bar and internationally inspired dishes ranging from Hawaiian Kampachi crudo to five-spice duck breast. But it’s the atmosphere of this large, bustling multidimensional spot that maintains this place’s star status. Whether you eat at the industrial-chic inside or the atrium patio where foreign and indie flicks play on the side of a neighboring building, it feels plain cool to be here. And if you want to actually hear the film, you can turn to the little speaker box at each table.
- Erika Lennert