You pride yourself on being in the know about San Francisco’s restaurant scene. In fact, friends come to you for tips. But sometimes even you need a little help.
For a streamlined approach to picking restaurants, download Flavour, an elegant, new-to-SF search app that will remind you of places on your to-go list.
Start by selecting a neighborhood and type of cuisine, then narrow down by features such as “date night,” “bar scene,” “Michelin” or “gluten-free.”
The app provides a handful of options, from trendy newcomers (Monsieur Benjamin) to classics (Zuni). Swipe to see hours and location details or view the menu, then click to make a reservation.
The tightly edited list even pulls in snippets of reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Many of the 450 restaurants in Flavour’s database are high-end, fine-dining establishments, but you can still discover a casual Thai bistro that’s a neighborhood gem.
While test-driving the app, we were happy to be reminded of 1601 Bar & Kitchen, a sleek, under-the-radar SoMa restaurant known for Sri Lankan flavors and French technique.