Dogpatch, San Francisco, which has been receiving noteworthy press lately as a neighborhood at the forefront of the international art scene, also boasts the most contemporary industrial-chic vibe in the Bay Area, captured perfectly by the Dogpatch condos for sale at 815 Tennessee, as well as a stellar list of restaurants whose food and atmosphere encapsulate that vibe and take it to new experiential levels. Here are some of our favorites.
Serpentine | 2495 3rd Street, San Francisco
With its farm-to-table ethos, Serpentine helps define what we mean by “classic American” cuisine in 2017. Here, the food is local, and the recipes are equally fresh in inspiration as well as in the quality of ingredients. This is a place where the West Coast lifestyle is something you can taste. Try the Tomales Bay oysters with fresh horseradish and champagne mignonette or the pan-seared local halibut served with gigante beans in a ramp broth with ramp relish and sunchoke. In this restaurant accented with the raw elegance of its namesake stone, the seafood is so fresh and local that it tastes like it’s part of an ocean breeze.
Marcella’s Lasagneria | 1099 Tennessee Street, San Francisco
Marcella’s has turned lasagna-making into an art form with its always-innovative daily specials and ultra-thin pasta sheets that give the lasagna Bolognese or the sausage-laced lasagna Abruzzo their signature delicate texture. Experience a true Italy-by-way-of-California lunch at this cozy shop where you can finish your meal with an “Espresso fatto al tavola,” a medium roast pressed right at your table.
Piccino |1001 Minnesota Street, San Francisco
It doesn’t get more farm-to-table chic than blogger Pim Techamuanvivit’s appreciation for Piccino and its owner in an article about Dogpatch for Food and Wine. She writes, “I go to this trattoria for bright salads and delicious seasonal dishes. I know their ingredients are superfresh because I see owner Sheryl Rogat shopping the farmers market in her Comme des Garcons outfits every week.” Come for the thoughtfully sourced and composed asparagus, pine nut, espelette, slow-cooked egg, and pecorino salad, and stay for the matcha cake with mascarpone and orange caramel.
āina | 900 22nd Street, San Francisco
With its sleek industrial hanging lights and shelves of succulents, the décor at āina
is pure Dogpatch; the food is authentic Hawaiian; and the brunch, according to San Francisco Magazine, is the best in the city. You’ll discover why when you try the Punalu’u Bakery Taro French Toast made with taro bread, applewood-smoked bacon, macadamia nut crumble, salted coconut caramel, fresh strawberries, vanilla whipped cream, and mint—a masterpiece worthy of the burgeoning creativity of this neighborhood that is more than up-and-coming; it has fully arrived!