Another newbie Valencia Street spot, St. Vincent sits in the former Heart wine bar space on the corner of 24th Street. The vino-lover's venue boasts the talents of chef Bill Niles and owner/sommelier David Lynch (formerly Quince, Cotogna, and a James Beard Award-winning food journalist), California-centric dishes (quail, sirloin, and sea urchin combined with local produce), an extensive wine and beer list, soaring ceilings, and an all together romantic atmosphere. We suggest combining your booze with the hand-rolled soft pretzel (with mustard and butter) and make a (very) happy hour of it.
St. Vincent, 1270 Valencia Street (at 24th Street); 415-285-1200.
Photographed by Anna Alexia Basile