Civic Cen­ter/Hayes Val­ley

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ESPETUS BRAZIL­IAN STEAK HOUSE 

Steaks. Pace your­self: This au­then­tic Brazil­ian steak­house of­fers all-you-can-eat skew­ers (“espetus” in Por­tuguese) of slowroasted beef, lamb, pork, chicken and shrimp for a fixed price. The gi­ant salad buf­fet is in­cluded. L, D (daily). www.espetus.com. 1686 Mar­ket St., 415.552.8792. $$$ Map 1, A8; 710 S B St., San Ma­teo, 650.342.8700.

NOPA Amer­i­can. Named for its lo­ca­tion North of the Pan­han­dle, this ex­pan­sive, hip res­tau­rant serves wood-fired rus­tic cui­sine that epit­o­mizes the best of San Fran­cisco’s cur­rent food scene. One of the city’s best late-night din­ing op­tions, it’s also pop­u­lar for its brunch, burger and pork chops. Brunch (Sa-Su), D (nightly un­til 1 am). www. nopasf.com. 560 Divisadero St., 415.864.8643. $$$ Map 2, H5

RICH TA­BLE  Amer­i­can. Named one of the coun­try’s top 50 new restau­rants by Bon Ap­petit mag­a­zine in 2012, this James Beard Award-nom­i­nated hot spot is owned by a hus­band-and-wife team who serve un­fussy, mar­ket-driven food in a lively at­mos­phere. Must-or­der items in­clude in­no­va­tive snacks like sar­dine chips and porcini dough­nuts and cre­ative cock­tails. D (daily). www.richta­blesf.com. 199 Gough St., 415.355.9085. $$$ Map 2, I4 SOUVLA Greek. Lo­cated in the heart of Hayes Val­ley, this Greek sand­wich shop is in­spired by the ca­sual neigh­bor­hood sou­vlaki joints found through­out Greece. The sand­wiches are made with spit-roasted all-nat­u­ral meats on warm pita bread with spiced yo­gurt sauces and fresh herb sal­ads. The “Greek fries” are spiked with Mizithra cheese, oregano, olive oil and sea salt. www.sou­vlasf.com. 517 Hayes St., 415.400.5458. Map 1, A8

ZUNI CAFE  Mediter­ranean. Three words: Get the chicken. This San Fran­cisco in­sti­tu­tion has been in busi­ness for more than 35 years and is most fa­mous for its cooked-to-or­der roast chicken for two (al­low an hour), a true stand-out on the Mediter­raneanin­spired menu of roasted and grilled good­ness. Watch the vin­tage street cars roll down Mar­ket Street through the floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows while you wait. Brunch (Su), L, D (daily), closed M. www. zu­ni­cafe.com. 1658 Mar­ket St., 415.552.2522. $$$ Map 1, B8

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