The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Fall 2019
Answers to where to eat tonight

It’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs. Every few months, pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game will be added. Sometimes a still great restaurant makes way for another one, in order to keep things new and fresh.

China Live – Market Restaurant
644 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 788-8188
China Live’s Market Restaurant burst onto the Chinatown scene last year with a sleek dining room and a deep selection of dishes. From pan-fried shen jian bao to Peking duck and char siu, it’s all an inviting exploration of the cuisine as part of a larger emporium of retail goods, a smaller cafe, with a fine dining restaurant and Scotch bar upstairs. The Market Restaurant combines craft cocktails, a finely matched wine list, and a casual atmosphere to make it a wise choice for lunch or dinner.- Eater San Francisco (10.08.19)