Eating and Drinking in Hayes Valley

Last Updated June 18, 2015
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Why We Love It: Because its thoroughly Greek. Souvla, named for the spit, or skewer, on which meat is roasted in Greece, celebrates a meat culture that we don't readily find in this neck of the woods. Spit-roasted...
|517 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 400-5458

Monsieur Benjamin

Monsieur Benjamin
Why We Love It: The stew. Monsieur Benjamin is a modern restaurant and bar in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley that is inspired by the great Parisian bistro culture and traditions of French cooking. Chunks of tender...
|451 Gough Street, us


Why We Love It: For the charm. Miette is a storybook pastry shop, all pastel ribbons and frills, but, impossibly, it tastes even better than it looks. The macarons hold up to high, classic standards, the cupcakes are...
|Ferry Building Marketplace, Shop 10, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 837-0300
|449 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 626-6221
|85 Webster Street, Oakland, CA, us
|(510) 663-1300
|2227 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA, us
|(415) 464-1000

Arlequin Wine Merchant

Why We Love It: Because it makes us feel cool. Sleek, hip, and wine-centric, Arlequin is both a wine lover's paradise anda casual drinking spot, with a few excellent bites at the café next door for good measure. The...
|384 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 863-1104

Smitten Ice Cream

Why We Love It: For the smoothness. Smitten is pioneering a new, slightly futuristic way of making ice cream. Using patented technology that freezes the ice cream using liquid nitrogen, each serving is made fresh and...
|432 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 863-1518

Two Sisters Bar and Books

Why We Love It: Because it's a shoebox-sized homage to precious drinking where you’ll find house-made specialty: a robust and vinegary vermouth made from simmering pink peppercorns with balsamic vinegar, brown...
|579 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 863-3655


Why We Love It: Because we're fancy. For fifteen years, Traci Des Jardins' restaurant has been courting the pre and post-show ballet and opera crowd, serving excellent, reinvigorated Californian cuisine. What does...
|300 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 861-5555
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