Fish­er­man’s Wharf/Water­front

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ALIOTO’S  Seafood. One of San Fran­cisco’s old­est restau­rants run by one of the city’s most prom­i­nent fam­i­lies, this Fish­er­man’s Wharf land­mark has mag­nif­i­cent views of the San Fran­cisco Bay and a rep­u­ta­tion for great ciop­pino and fresh seafood. Don’t mess around with the menu: Get the Dun­geness crab. Cracked, caked, stuffed or stewed, it’s im­pos­si­ble to get your fill. L, D (daily). www.aliotos.com. 8 Fish­er­man’s Wharf, 415.673.0183. $$ Map 1, B2

THE BUENA VISTA CAFE  Amer­i­can. This wharf in­sti­tu­tion by the Hyde Street ca­ble car turnaround is fa­mous for first in­tro­duc­ing Ir­ish cof­fee to the U.S. in 1952, and it has served mil­lions of the hot cock­tails since. B,L, D (daily). www.the­bue­nav­ista. com. 2765 Hyde St., 415.474.5044. $$ Map 1, B2

FRANCISCAN CRAB RES­TAU­RANT Seafood. Floorto-ceil­ing win­dows pro­vide spec­tac­u­lar bay views from every ta­ble in this three-tiered, spa­cious mid­cen­tury mod­ern gem. Menu high­ights in­clude fish and chips, siz­zling iron skil­let mus­sels and whole roasted Dun­geness crab. Free park­ing with val­i­da­tion. L, D (daily). www.fran­cis­can­crabrestau­rant. com. Pier 43 1/2, 415.362.7733. $$$ Map 1, C1

BISTRO BOUDIN  Amer­i­can. Sea­sonal cui­sine and sour­dough-crust piz­zas dom­i­nate the menu at the famed bread-maker’s two– story flag­ship fa­cil­ity, which also houses a sour­dough-bread mu­seum and an ex­hi­bi­tion bak­ery and a café and gourmet mar­ket down­stairs. Sad­dle up to the gor­geous oys­ter bar for fresh oys­ters. L, D (daily). www. bistroboudin.com. 160 Jef­fer­son St., 415.351.5561. $$ Map 1, C2 LA MAR CEBICHERIA PERUANA Latin Amer­i­can. The tra­di­tional Peru­vian dishes at this at­trac­tive, mod­ern space on the water­front show­case fresh

seafood with in­flu­ences from China and Ja­pan. Sig­na­ture of­fer­ings in­clude ce­viches, causas, em­panadas and an­tic­u­chos, as well clas­sic and up­dated main cour­ses. Pair them with a pisco sour cock­tail. L, D (daily). www.lamarsf.com. Pier 1 1/2 415.397.8880. $$$ Map 2, K2

THE SLANTED DOOR Viet­namese. In a swank water­front lo­ca­tion in the Ferry Build­ing, this res­tau­rant from star chef Charles Phan serves mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Viet­namese cui­sine and is fa­mous for its shak­ing beef dish. One of the most prof­itable din­ing es­tab­lish­ments in the city, it won the James Beard Outstanding Res­tau­rant Award in 2014. L, D (daily). www.slanted­door.com. 1 Ferry Build­ing, 415.861.8032. $$$ Map 1, F4

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