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18 expert recommendations
Go early, order an elderflower gimlet or a sparkling, minty Old Cuban (both off-menu). Full review →Don't miss the Mission School-style mural painted on the wall.
Pseudo blue-collar joint in warm warehouse/loft setting with ceiling fans, split-level seating, and ginormous windows.
Wildly popular Nopa draws the city's youthful bon vivants for its rustic-urban cooking and inventive cocktails.
Still wildly popular several years later, the restaurant draws the city's youthful bon vivants for its rustic-urban cooking and inventive cocktails. Full review →
Wine lovers are happily satisfied here with the excellent list, and weekend brunch is one of the city's best. Full review →
A poster child for the current gestalt of the San Francisco restaurant scene Nopa combines seasonal “urban rustic” and “organic wood-fired” cuisine. Full review →
While the name sounds exotic, Nopa is actually short for North of the Panhandle, a nod to the neighborhood in which this bustling restaurant is rooted. Full review →
Here the Bay Area's signature organic fare gets the wood-fired treatment, where such dishes as Italian sausage flatbread with seasonal fava beans are soul-warming and delicious. Full review →
Airy, sexy room serves late. Full review →
The menus is always seasonal, with a couple steady options, and always delicious. Full review →
One of the most heralded -and popular- restaurants in town, Nopa (so named for its North of Panhandle home in the Western Addition) is set in a cavernous, yet homey space.
Much of the food comes from the grill, including a juicy grass-fed hamburger, or from the wood-burning oven that produces smoke-tinged calamari with cabbage, olives and aioli. Full review →
At a time when many chefs are making their names with culinary tricks straight out of a chemistry lab, Laurence Jossel is piling up accolades with a return to the basics. A wood-fired... Full review →Thoughtfully considering our requirements and avoiding winespeak, he steered us to a 2004 Pecchenino Siri d'jermu dolcetto ($39).
Nopa is our ultimate go-to restaurant in SF. Unfortunately, it’s everyone else’s too. Full review →
One of the hottest restaurants in town, Nopa's attractions include the wood-fired oven and the late hours—unusual in a city where many kitchens pack up at 10pm. Full review →
Located near Alamo Square inside a simple building with a tile roof, Nopa is a favorite after-work hangout of Bay Area chefs. Full review →
Named for its location North of the Panhandle, this expansive, hip restaurant serves wood-fired rustic cuisine that epitomizes the best of San Francisco's current food scene Full review →
This "innovative" Alamo Square bi-level boîte "always impresses" with its "locally sourced", "wood-fired" Californian dishes and "delicious artisanal cocktails." Full review →