Asking San Franciscans about their favorite restaurants is like asking New Yorkers about their favorite pizza: everyone’s got an opinion, and no one’s wrong. This is one of the world’s great dining cities, so it really all depends on your budget and your tastes. If you’re looking for a blowout, bucket-list meal, look no farther than Benu, a three-Michelin star, modern-American outpost from celebrated chef Corey Lee. Just be warned: the final tally on your bill will likely have a comma in it. On the more casual side, consider China Live, in Chinatown, for—you guessed it—contemporary Chinese cooking And if Cal-Italian is what you’re after, Cotogna, in Jackson Square, is hard to beat. – (06.06.17)