Have a Nosh: Fine Dining – Readers’ Choice 2023

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SAN FRANCISCO

Zuni Café

(415) 552-2522    zunicafe.com
A new ReadersChoice winner this year, Zuni Café changes the menu daily, offering dishes inspired by seasonal organic ingredients” and incorporating traditional French and Italian cuisine. Nearly all of the produce, meat and fish is farmed or harvested in a sustainable manner. The restaurant, which opened in 1979, was recognized by the James Beard Foundation in 2003 and 2018.

 

EAST BAY

Chez Panisse

BERKELEY
(510) 548-5525    chezpanisse.com
Diners choose from the restaurant or the café at this storied eatery, a new ReadersChoice winner this year. Founded in 1971 by chef and activist Alice Waters, the restaurant has built up a diverse network of these ethical local suppliers—ranchers, fishers, orchardists, foragers, farmers, and backyard gardeners—who practice regenerative agriculture and take care of the land.”

 

SOUTH BAY/PENINSULA

Evvia Estiatorio

PALO ALTO 
(650) 326-0983  •  evvia.net
Evvia Estiatorio, a new ReadersChoice winner this year, practices philoxenia, the art of making a stranger a friend — the concept that drives Greek hospitality. Greek fare here is raised to new heights utilizing the wealth of fresh produce, meats and seafood in California,” and the Hellenic flavors are married with a modern culinary sensibility.”

 

NORTH BAY

Insalatas Restaurant

SAN ANSELMO
(415) 457-7700  •  insalatas.com
Recipient of the 2023 Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for the 10th year in a row, Insalatas continues to bring the warm spirit of the Mediterranean to Marin County. With menus that strike a balance between familiar flavors and enticing new fare, the restaurant strives to make everyone feel welcome at the table” for special occasions and weeknight dinners as well.

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