Eat at the bar [San Francisco]
I'll be in SF for work next week and am looking for a good restaurant with a good bar to eat at (ie a restaurant with a bar, not pub food, although gastropub would be ok). I like to eat at the bar when I'm by myself both because I don't have to worry about reservations and I like the service. Preferably within walking/short cab distance from Chinatown, maybe in the seasonal American vein.
In the 200 block of California Street, you can eat at the bar/counter at Tadich (old-school seafood), Perbacco (Italian) or Barbacco (casual Italian).
My current favorites for solo dining at the bar are AQ, Bar Tartine, St. VIncent, Barbacco, Perbacco, Cotogna, and Incanto. The latter's exceptionally comfortable as there's a wide step for your feet.
Barbacco and Perbacco are five blocks from Chinatown.
Here's another thread, focused on the high end places
Almost all restaurants in SF have bars, and all serve the full menu.
Here's my list of restaurants without bars:
Here's michelin list with notes
Atellier Crenn - unknown to me
Benu - thread says yes
Coi - thread says no
Saison - yes
Acquerello - no
Ame - I think so
Aziza - yes
Boulevard - several!
Campton Place - maybe not
Frances - yes and beloved
Gary Danko - yes
Keiko à Nob Hill - unknown to me
La Folie - lounge has bites, may not have full menu
Luce - attached to 888, bites available from Luce but not full menu
Masa's - closed
Michael Mina - yes
Quince - yes
Sons & Daughters - unknown to me
SPQR - casual enough that you should eat at a table
Spruce - yes