4288 24th Street
(cross street: Douglas)
San Francisco, CA 94114
NileGuide Expert tip:
The location is as charming as the dishes are delectable, but factor in some extra time for parking--it can be unpredictably challenging.
This is a neighborhood restaurant like only Noe Valley could do a neighborhood restaurant. The metal firefly above the door of this small (around twenty tables) cottage is half street art, half invitation into the warm, charming wood-filled interior. The menu changes often, highlighting the fresh and local, and hewing towards splendid homey variations of dishes you wish your grandmother had mastered. Think duck breast with brussels sprout and garlic mashed, seasonal fresh fish, or hearty meatloaf. Pair it with a local wine or one of the specially chosen beers selected to match the offerings on the menu. Locals make this spot a regular round in their dining out calendar, and it's worth it, just like a trip over the river and through the woods...