The brainchild of husband-and-wife chef team Evan and Sarah Rich (Coi, Quince, Michael Mina) and wine director Maz Naba, Rich Table delivers a steady dose of culinary prowess to Hayes Valley. The cozy-cool decor is lived-in pretty, and everything on the constantly updated menu is absolutely stellar. We're talking tomato-braised oxtail, paired with octopus and collard greens, duck lasagne served on a bed of plums and chervil, grilled sugar snap peas coated in honey mustard (who knew?!), and other upgraded comfort-food wonders. The best part: The prices are just right, too.
Rich Table, 199 Gough Street (at Oak Street); 415-355-9085.
Photo: Courtesy of Rich Table/Aubrie Pick