★ Chez Papa POTRERO HILL
FRENCH Tasty goodies like grilled
figs with goat cheese, prosciutto, and
watercress or roasted filet mignon
with a truffle foie gras sauce combine
with cramped quarters for a très
French dining experience at this busy
Potrero Hill bistro. 1401 18th St.
(at Missouri St.) y 415/255-0387.
Entrees $16-$30. AE, DC, MC, V.
Lunch Mon-Sat, dinner nightly.
Bus: 22. Map p 93.
★ Chow CASTRO AMERICAN
Local, organic ingredients are behind
the comforting victuals like chicken
potpie, wood-fired pizzas, and
roasted meats. Relaxed decor and
moderate prices, too. 215 Church St.
(at Market St.) y 415/552-2469.
Entrees $6-$11. MC, V. Lunch &
dinner daily. Bus: 22. Muni: Castro.
Map p 93.
★ Citizen Cake HAYES VALLEY
CALIFORNIA What started as a
bakery is now a pre-show destination
for the symphony, opera, and ballet
crowd. Leave room for dessert .
399 Grove St. (at Gough St.) y 415/
861-2228. Entrees $16-$30. MC, V.
Breakfast Tues-Fri, lunch Tues-Fri &
Sun, dinner Tues-Sat, brunch Sat-
Sun. Bus: 21. Map p 94.
The Citrus Club HAIGHT ASIAN
Locals queue up for Vietnamese-
inspired noodle dishes in a casual
setting . 1790 Haight St. (at Shrader
St.) y 415/387-6366. Entrees $5-$8.
MC, V. Lunch & dinner daily. Bus:
7, 66, 71. Map p 94.
★ Clementine RICHMOND
FRENCH This upscale gem offers
both classic French cuisine and
bistro standards with impeccable
service. Desserts tend to be on the
traditional side (think crème brûlée).
The generous portions and moder-
ate prices—especially with the
prix-fixe option—make this a true
find . 126 Clement St. (at 2nd Ave.)
y 415/387-0408. Entrees $15-$19.
MC, V. Dinner Tues-Sat. Bus: 2, 38.
Map p 99.
Cliff House SUNSET AMERICAN
Breathtaking ocean views and
charming early-20th-century decor
make up for the uninspired food .
1090 Point Lobos Ave. (just west of
48th Ave. Geary Blvd. turns into
Point Lobos Ave. after 43rd Ave.)
y 415/386-3330. Entrees $13-$28.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Breakfast,
lunch & dinner daily. Bus: 18, 38.
Map p 99.
California Cuisine is based on using seasonal, local products like bright ripe yellow and
red cherry and pear tomatoes.