Ate: 995 North Point (at Polk), 409-6915. Russian Hill. Mediterranean fusion.
Avenue G: 1000 Clement (at 11th Ave.), 221-7111, www.avenuegsf.com. Inner Richmond. International/San Francisco cuisine.
Bistro 1689: 1689 Church (at 29th St.), 550-8298, www.bistro1689.com. Noe Valley. French bistro, wine bar.
Caffe Trieste: 1667 Market (at Gough), 551-1000, www.caffetrieste.com. South of Market. Cafe, light fare.
Cha-Ya: 762 Valencia (at 19th St.), 252-7825. Mission. Japanese vegetarian/vegan.
Crave: 2367 Market (at 17th St.), 865-0192. Castro. New American small plates, late-night.
Dish: 39 Mesa (at Lincoln, in the S.F. Film Centre), 828-5146. Presidio. American, slow food.
Joe DiMaggio's Italian Chophouse: 601 Union (at Stockton), 421-JOED (5633), www.joedimaggiosrestaurant.com. North Beach. Italian.
Lime Tree: 450 Irving (at Sixth Ave.), 665-1415. Inner Sunset. Southeast Asian.
Mixt Greens: 120 Sansome (at Bush), 433-6498, www.mixtgreens.com. Downtown. Cafe, grocery, organic.
Nama Sushi: 227 King (at Fourth St.), 495-2007. Mission Bay. Japanese, sushi.
Sparrow: 117 California (at Davis), 474-2000, www.sparrowrestaurant.com. Nob Hill. French-Asian.