Tony Bourdain finds himself in San Francisco, a city known by vegan and vegetarian lovers alike. He discovers that San Francisco is actually a "bare-knuckled, 2-fisted drinking town," where you can get a ...Go to Episode
For high-end decadence in Russian Hill, this unintimidating, cozy, French restaurant offers one of the city’s best fine-dining experiences without the stereotypical stuffiness. Chef Roland Passot is in the kitchen every night.
2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
Li Po in Chinatown
This restaurant is named after Li Po, the famous Chinese poet. "San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest in North America." And its mai tais are notoriously lethal. Tony meets with author and chef Danny Bowien.
916 Grant Ave (at Washington St), San Francisco, CA 94108
Tony Also Recommends: Benders Bar
"Great place for live rock and roll."
806 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
Named after the famous silver miner magnet Henry Comstock. "No-nonsense old-school bar."
155 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tony's bar hop continues at Mr. Bing’s.
201 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Sam’s Pizza and Hamburgers
Tony craves a burger after his late- night bar-hopping. He and author-chef Danny Bowien satisfy their craving at Sam’s with a double cheeseburger. What does Tony like on his burger? "Maybe some ketchup, maybe some mayonnaise. Never mustard."
618 Broadway St (at Grant Ave), San Francisco, CA 94133
Tony Also Recommends: Yuet Lee
"Most popular after-hours options for 30 years. Open till 3 a.m. Cash only. Salt and pepper prawns are to be recommended."
1300 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133