This cozy, diner-style restaurant serves a truly exceptional menu of upscale American comfort classics with a subtle (and some would say genius) Japanese twist. The both familiar and surprising combinations have earned the chef, Kyle Itani, rising-star status. You can’t go wrong with the buttermilk fried chicken or the tri-tip steak with roasted Japanese sweet potato, broccoli rabe and sesame chimichurri. The cocktails are sophisticated and balanced, making it hard to stop at one. Just two blocks from the 19th Street BART station, this is the perfect dinner spot if you’re seeing a show at the nearby Fox or Paramount theaters.