SF Dining: Cool New Restaurants

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New “cool” restaurants are always opening in San Francisco, but the following are three that beg to be labeled the coolest. Get out and show how cool you are!


SF Dining: Cool New Restaurants

Hayes Valley welcomes back this newly made over Scandinavian-meets-Californian restaurant. Diners come for the meatballs, and salivate over the unique daily creations. Recent menu items included Tartar of Elk, and a Herring platter with pink peppercorn, lemon and apples. The menu changes daily (except for those meatballs of course!) The interior sweeps you away with elegant floral wallpaper and lambs wool throws on the chairs. Heading to the Opera, this gem is worth a visit. 333 Fulton St.  For information: www.plajrestaurant.com

The Rambler

SF Dining: Cool New Restaurants

Ok, so you know a restaurant is going to be a big deal when the Getty’s and Traina’s host the opening. Inside the ultra hip Hotel Zeppelin, The Rambler is the perfect place to cozy in for the fall. Leather banquettes grace the bar with their flannel cousins decorating the main dining area Tomatoes will drool over the handmade pastas and pizzas. In the former Postrio location, this Union Square eatery will wow natives and tourists alike. Open now just for dinner, but soon for the midday meal as well. A little shopping a little pasta, a little vino. Delicious. 545 Post Street. For more information: www.ramblersf.com

True Food Kitchen

SF Dining: Cool New Restaurants

Applause, applause for this fresh, delicious new addition to the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Their catch phrase is “honest food that tastes really good”. Having just experienced a nutrient dense, incredibly flavorful lunch, I can state with certainty that this is going to be enormously popular. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free along with grass fed beef, organic chicken and sustainable fish – there are options for everyone. True Food features a full bar (TV’s too) with interesting cocktails: Autumn Orchard Sour, Chamomile Cooler and Apple Ginger Mule along with anything else you could desire. This is food and drink that truly tickles taste buds. Only open a few short weeks and I strongly recommend a reservation. Stanford Shopping Center. For reservations: www.truefoodkitchen.com



  • Kim Selby, the SF life editor of The Three Tomatoes, is your gal for info on what’s hot and happening in the beautiful bay area. Having lived on the Left Coast for 27 years, after almost a decade in NYC, she has explored and continues to have adventures all over the San Francisco area. Passionate about fashion, formerly with GLAMOUR magazine and Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue , Palo Alto, Kim produced fashion shows in the bay area for over 20 years. She now creates events to empower, delight and inspire women, aka “Tomatoes”. Learn more about Kim at www.kim-selby.com

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