Laid-Back Spots, Big-Time Chefs

At Monsieur Benjamin, Pabu and The Commissary, top San Francisco chefs relax the vibe while keeping standards high
From the Apr 30, 2015, issue

Three new casual restaurants from leading chefs in San Francisco specialize in comfort cuisines, specifically bistro French, izakaya Japanese and a California take on Spanish flavors. They also approach wine with the sort of compact wine list that has become the default form for modern dining without pretense. Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman reports.

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