Talk about a loyal following: Since opening on Valencia Street in the Mission in 1995, the family-run Slanted Door (helmed by local celeb chef Charles Phan) has moved three times, garnering more and more fans along the way. It's now fully entrenched in its newest home in the Ferry Building, where its contemporary design and stunning Bay views complement the eats. As well as being a local favorite, it's a magnet for visitors looking for fresh and flavorful Vietnamese dishes made of primarily organic ingredients. Ask any regular her favorites, and sublime signatures including shaking beef, crispy imperial rolls of shrimp and pork, daikon rice cakes and claypot chicken are bound to make the list. Dishes are served family style and are prepared using Vietnamese cooking techniques. Reservations recommended. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Insider's scoop: if you can't make it to Slanted Door, try Out the Door, its more casual sister restaurant that serves many of the same dishes (with locations at the Ferry Building, Westfield Centre and 2232 Bush St.).
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Dine with a View
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex