Dining guide: Appease your appetite in San Francisco

February 1, 2009

San Francisco has cuisine to satisfy any taste buds. From dim sum to gnocchi, use this guide to map out your dining tour of the city by the Bay.

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San Francisco has cuisine to satisfy any taste buds. From dim sum to gnocchi, use this guide to map out your dining tour of the city by the Bay.

AMERICAN

Bix
56 Gold St. (near Jackson Street);
(415) 433-6300
http://www.bixrestaurant.com/
Reservations and credit cards accepted.
Price: $$$
Recommended foods to try at this supper club include the pork loin chip and bananas Foster. Full bar.

Canteen
Specifics: 817 Sutter St. (near Jones)
(415) 928-8870
http://www.sfcanteen.com/
Specifics: 215 Church St. (near Market St.)
(415) 552-2469
Price: $$
Where the menu changes weekly and typically includes four appetizers, four main courses, and four desserts, expect to see such options as poached squid served with lentils or guinea hen roasted with red cabbage.

Firefly
4288 24th St. (at Douglass St.)
(415) 821-7652
http://www.fireflyrestaurant.com/
Price: $$
Reservations and credit cards accepted.
Try comforting American food in a warm atmosphere.

One Market
1 Market St. (at Steuart St.)
(415) 777-5577
http://www.onemarket.com/
Credit cards and reservations accepted.
Price: $$$$
This Embarcadero hotspot boasts an unbelievable Caesar salad, and a three-course seasonal menu for under $50. Specialties include Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with dandelion persillade and Tasmanian ocean trout with potato rosti and pancetta vinaigrette.

Range
Specifics: 842 Valencia St. (near 20th St.)
(415) 282-8283
http://www.rangesf.com/
Online reservations and credit cards accepted.
Price: $$
Entrees at this locale with its glassed-in kitchen may include roast chicken accompanied by a Brussels sprout and pancetta bread salad with sherry jus; the petrale sole by cabbage, mushrooms, capers and Meyer lemon butter sauce.