antiques shop, so go ahead and
buy the tea set you're sipping from.
1351 Church St. (at Clipper St.)
y 415/648-5895. Tea service $12-
$19. MC, V. Tea Wed-Sun 11am-
5:30pm. Muni: Castro. Map p 93.
★ Luna Park THE MISSION
CALIFORNIA FRENCH Healthy
portions of satisfying food keep hip,
young diners coming back to this
noisy hot spot . 694 Valencia St.
(at 18th St.) y 415/553-8584.
Entrees $9.50-$16. AE, MC, V. Lunch
Mon-Fri, dinner daily, brunch Sat-
Sun. Bus: 14, 49. BART: 16th St.
Map p 93.
★ Maykadeh NORTH BEACH
PERSIAN Local Iranians seek
Maykadeh for refined Persian fare,
like eggplant with mint garlic sauce
and lamb filet marinated in lime,
yogurt, and saffron. 470 Green St.
(between Grant Ave. & Kearny St.)
y 415/362-8286. Entrees $13-$24.
MC, V. Lunch & dinner daily. Bus: 15,
30, 41, 45. Cable car: Powell-Mason.
Map p 98.
★ McCormick & Kuleto's
FISHERMAN'S WHARF SEAFOOD
The stellar view, elegant decor,
and well-prepared fish compensate
for the massive space and overly
long menu. 900 North Point St.
(in Ghirardelli Square, at Hyde St.)
y 415/929-1730. Entrees $11-$31.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Lunch & dinner
daily. Bus: 10, 30. Cable car: Powell-
Hyde. Map p 94.
★ Memphis Minnie's HAIGHT
BARBECUE SF's best BBQ serves
up slow-cooked brisket and succu-
lent pulled pork with three kinds
of sauce and a roll of paper towels
at every table. 576 Haight St.
(at Steiner St.) y 415/864-8461.
Entrees $6.25-$13. AE, MC, V.
Lunch & dinner Tues-Sun. Bus:
6, 7, 22, 66, 71. Map p 94.
★★★ Michael Mina UNION
SQUARE CALIFORNIA A bustling
dining room with 20-foot (6 m)-high
ceilings, expert waiters clad in sleek
charcoal grey, world class somme-
liers, and a multitude of startlingly
vibrant and luscious flavors make this
a not-to-be-missed dining experience.
Just beware that portions are overly
generous, and you absolutely must
save room for the astonishingly deli-
cious desserts. 335 Powell St. (in the
Westin St. Francis Hotel, at Geary St.).
y 415/397-9222. Prix-fixe $ 88-$120.
AE, DC, DISC, MC, V. Dinner daily.
Cable car: Powell line. Map p 96.
The grand entrance to Michael Mina's superb cuisine.