2017 Chron Top 100 is out

I can’t find the “who’s gone” list yet.

For the lazy

B. Patisserie/B. on the Go
Commis
Tartine Manufactory
Miminashi
La Taqueria
Pabu
Nopa
House of Prime Rib
Al’s Place
Tawla
SPQR
Yank Sing
Foreign Cinema
Wayfare Tavern
Prospect
The Commissary
Californios
Zuni Cafe
Bull Valley Roadhouse
Corridor
Tastee Steam Kitchen
Hawker Fare
Delfina
Liholiho Yacht Club
Slanted Door
Ad Hoc
Manresa
Bellota
Hong Kong Lounge II
Sushi Ran
Kin Khao
Iyasare
Omakase
Saison
Ju-Ni
French Laundry
Nido
Marlowe
Redd
Mourad
Zarzuela
Village Sake
Petit Crenn
Shed Cafe
Cala
Oenotri
Acquerello
Rich Table
Ippuku
Rasa
Terra
The Saratoga
Trestle
Cotogna
Nico
Commonwealth
Comal
Octavia
Vik’s Chaat
In Situ
August 1 Five
Piperade
La Folie
Seven Hills
The Progress
Swan Oyster Depot
Pizzaiolo/Boot & Shoe Service
Boulevard
Tosca Cafe
Bottega
A16
State Bird Provisions
Onsen
La Ciccia
Aster
Coi
Benu
Del Popolo
Coqueta
Camino
Kokkari Estiatorio
Ciccio
Lazy Bear
Gary Danko
Z & Y
Quince
Ramen Shop
Atelier Crenn
Souvla
Poggio
The Restaurant at Meadowood
Bar Agricole
Chez Panisseand Cafe
Park Tavern
Single Thread
Nopalito
Izakaya Rintaro
Lord Stanley
Original Joe’s Westlake
Frances

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I like your list better Porky . I have yet to visit House of Prime Rib . I want to see that meat Zeppelin .

Listology 101.

Wow, I’m out of it. I don’t think I’ve heard of August 1 Five, The Commissary, Corridor, Miminashi, Nico, The Progress, Rasa, The Saratoga, Souvla, Tastee Steam Kitchen, Tawla, or Village Sake before.

House of Prime Rib is fabulous. It’s like you stepped into 1969. When I lived there some 20 years ago now (god I’m ancient) that was our go-to ‘fancy dinner’ where we could comfortably take Mom, Dad, brother, and well behaved child and EVERYBODY was happy.

The steel meat zeppelin is truly wonderous.

For the record, if you’re not in SF but wish to have a nearly identical experience, Lawry’s also has a meat cart, and if you want to really be indulgent you can get a lobster tail too.

I think the owner of Lawry’s and House of Prime Rib were partners originally, and split, hence the similarities, but I’m too lazy to look it up.

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I think I read that HOPR was just a knockoff, no other connection.

From http://sf.eater.com/2017/4/27/15460890/bauer-top-100-restaurants-san-francisco

Added:
Tawla
Izakaya Rintaro
Kin Khao
Tartine Manufactory
Single Thread
Souvla
Vik’s Chaat
Ju-Ni
Corridor
In Situ
Seven Hills
Nido
August 1 Five
B. Patisserie/B. on the Go
Miminashi
Tastee Steam Kitchen
Original Joe’s Westlake
Aster
The Saratoga
Bellota
La Taqueria
Onsen

Removed:
Akikos
Bix
Bistro Don Giovanni
Bravas Bar de Tapas
Belga
The Cavalier
Flour + Water
Ichi
Kusakabe
Little Gem
Madrona Manor
Mamacita
Ninebark (closed)
Old Bus Tavern
Oso
Perbacco
Press
Range (closed)
Redd Wood
Sir & Star
Trou Normand
Volta (closed)

well, I got mildy more motivated and see indications that they opened in SF and LA at approximately the same time, and each claimed the other stole the idea.

Maybe we can start viral coverage of a ‘feud’ ala’ Phillipe’s / Cole’s, until someone does some actual research to solve it.

Lawry’s is good and in multiple locations, so it has that going for it.

HOPR has an actual vibe from being exactly what it is and very little else for 60+ years.

both worth the $$, but gun to my head, I’d pick HOPR.

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I will have to make journey to HOPR in SF . I would order the Yorkshire pudding and creamed spinach as a side . I might just have to drive there tomorrow for dinner .

Perbacco dropped? Bullshit.

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I was surprised to see it go, and he had another “twofer” opportunity with Barbacco.

Lawry’s opened in 1938 with seasoned salt invented by co-owner Lawrence L. Frank, rolling carts of his design, spinning salad, and prime rib as the single entrée. House of Prime Rib opened in 1949 and copied all those things.

Seems like Marlowe/Park Tavern should be one entry, or drop Marlowe since Park Tavern serves the “Marlowe Burger”

Souvla is nasty. Yuppy gyros without the fat. Can’t believe it made this list.