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Nov 24, 2009 10:18 AM

Best Wine Bar that also serves good food in San Francisco?

Hi all! I'm new to the Bay Area and I've been looking for good up-scale Wine Bars that also serve good food. Any recommendation you may have will be helpful!


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  1. Check out Cav Wine Bar.

    1. For Italian, sitting at Incanto's comfortable bar is hard to beat. They have a great by the glass wine program, including half pours, that rotate depending on what they like with the food at the moment. I've gotten better wines (more $$), better matched to my food in the "Mysterey Flight" on week nights when they are less crowded and I sit at the bar than I get on busy weekend nights sitting in the restaurant.

      1. À Côté in Oakland.. Second on both Cav and Incanto.

        Franklin Square isn't quite in that league but I think it's cheaper. For some reason the link isn't coming up.

        Incanto Restaurant & Wine Bar
        1550 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131

        Cav Wine Bar
        1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

        A Cote
        5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

        1. If you are into Burgundies, you should check out RN74. It was not cheap, but not a rip off either. They had a beautiful selection when I visited in July. The other plus is that they offered 3oz as well as full glass pours. The food was ok-the beef carpaccio was ice cold but the gnocchi with sweet corn was good. I was more or less ignored after I was seated at the common table. However, once the manager noticed me being ignored, the quality of service picked up dramatically. To be fair, I believe they had recently opened and they were very busy the night I was there.