If eating octopus (and the like) is your thing, this sprawling Basque-style Spanish spot is for you. Pronounced cho-ko, it's the higher-end restaurant to its more casual sister eatery Naked Lunch. Not a fan of Spanish cuisine? The pretty bar area is sure to please.
Txoko, 504 Broadway (at Kearny Street); 415-500-2744.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile