The restaurants, chefs, and bars that made the city run wild this year.
After nearly a week of intensive reader voting, today we announce the winners of the eighth annual Eater Awards, celebrating the chefs and restaurants that made the largest impact on all 24 Eater cities over the past twelve months.
Here now are the establishments — from roasted chicken and wine bars to Chinese restaurants and sushi places — that have taken the San Francisco food world by storm. Thank you to everyone who voted last week, and congratulations to the winners of the readers’ choice and editors’ choice awards. Read on to learn more about this year’s best of the best. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy via FedEx, along with a full feature on Eater in the coming year.
Restaurant of the Year – China Live
San Francisco’s Chinatown is a deep well of culture and food from all regions of China. Now there’s a new way to experience it at China Live, the massive food emporium, restaurant, bar, and cafe from veteran restaurateur George Chen. This award is specifically aimed at the downstairs restaurant, which serves an extensive menu of well-executed dishes including handmade dumplings, barbecue, noodles and more. Much of the production is visible to the bustling dining room, including the dumpling bar where each delectable type — from xiao long bao to shen jian — are filled, steamed or pan-fried, and served hot. Eat as much as possible, then head upstairs to Cold Drinks, the Scotch bar, for a nightcap. – Eater San Francisco (12.05.17)