Perhaps the poshest restaurant in North Beach, this park-bordering eatery has made a big impact in a relatively short amount of time. N.B. locals and folks from other 'hoods dig the lively bar scene and the "upscale American" cuisine (deviled eggs with pickled jalepeño, a twice-baked potato with crème fraiche). It's all the creation of movers and shakers Anna Weinberg and Jennifer Puccio, the duo behind sleek and chic SoMa spot Marlowe.
Park Tavern, 1652 Stockton Street (between Filbert and Union streets); 415-989-7300.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile