Always making the cool-restaurant lists, Gitane features a sensual, bordello-like interior and Andalusian cuisine, with offerings such as sausage-stuffed squid over black pasta; bacon “bonbons” of dates stuffed with Manchego and wrapped in smoked bacon; or the seafood tajine. For more casual atmosphere, head to the bar or the outdoor bistro tables. A final perk: the Bay Area’s largest selections of sherry and gypsy cocktails, plus a fine collection of Spanish, Portuguese, and California wines.
San Francisco› Restaurant
6 Claude Ln (at Bush or Sutter)
Our Rating Neighborhood Union Square Hours Mon–Wed 5:30–10:30pm, bar open until midnight, Thurs–Sat 5:30–11:30pm, bar open until 1am Transportation Bus: 2, 30, 31, or 45. BART: Montgomery St Phone 415/788-6686 Prices Main courses $22–$34, 5-course tasting menu $65, wine pairing $45, Taberna bar menu $8–$22. Reservations only through www.opentable.com Cuisine Type Spanish Web site Gitane