New American - Best of 2012

Published Apr 10, 2012

These restaurants take old ideas and melt them into tasty new ones. Who does it best?

Winner
2012 Winner

1. Ike's

Voters Love

"I've tried about five different sandwiches from Ike's in SF. Every sandwich is unique, and the names of them bring..." via Dominic C.

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3489 16th Street San Francisco CA 94114
  • Ike's, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, New American, Place for a Sandwich, 3489 16th Street Castro San Francisco CA 94114
    1. Ike's
    3489 16th Street, Castro San Francisco, CA
  • Wayfare Tavern, Food, Great Meals, New American, Traditional American, Burger, Desserts, Reason to Cheat on your Diet, 558 Sacramento St Financial District San Francisco CA 94111
    Nominee for: New American
    558 Sacramento St, Financial District San Francisco, CA
  • ad hoc, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 6476 Washington St Yountville CA 94599
    3. Ad Hoc
    Nominee for: New American
    6476 Washington St, Yountville, CA
  • Zuni Cafe, Food, Mediterranean, 1658 Market St Hayes Valley San Francisco CA 94102
    1658 Market St, Hayes Valley San Francisco, CA
  • Sauce, Food, New American, 131 Gough St Hayes Valley San Francisco CA 94102
    5. Sauce
    Nominee for: New American
    131 Gough St, Hayes Valley San Francisco, CA
  • Five, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 2086 Allston Way Berkeley CA 94704
    6. Five
    Nominee for: New American
    2086 Allston Way, Downtown Berkeley Berkeley, CA
  • Chow, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 1240 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 215 Church St San Francisco CA 94114 445 Railroad Ave Danville CA 94526 53 Lafayette Cir Lafayette CA 94549
    7. Chow
    Nominee for: New American
    Multiple locations
  • Nominee for: Burger, New American
    1303 Park St, Alameda, CA
  • Pican, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 2295 Broadway Oakland CA 94612
    9. Pican
    Nominee for: New American
    2295 Broadway, Uptown Oakland Oakland, CA
  • Firefly, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Romantic Restaurant, 4288 24th St San Francisco CA 94114
    10. Firefly
    Nominee for: New American
    4288 24th St, Noe Valley San Francisco, CA
  • 21st Amendment, Great Meals Nightlife Restaurants San Francisco, Brewpub New American, 563 2nd St San Francisco CA 94107
    Nominee for: New American
    563 2nd St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • Manresa, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Romantic Restaurant, 320 Village Lane Los Gatos CA 95030
    12. Manresa
    Nominee for: New American
    320 Village Lane, Santa Clara County Los Gatos, CA
  • Boulevard Restaurant, Great Meals, Food, Wine List, New American, Place to Impress a Date, California, 1 Mission St SoMa San Francisco CA 94105
    Nominee for: New American
    1 Mission St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • Nominee for: New American
    Multiple locations
  • Calistoga Inn and Brewery, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 1250 Lincoln Ave. Calistoga CA 94515
    Nominee for: New American
    1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA
  • Market, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 1347 Main St. St. Helena CA
    16. Market
    Nominee for: New American
    1347 Main St., St. Helena, CA
  • Liberty Cafe, Great Meals Nightlife Restaurants San Francisco, New American Wine Bar, 410 Cortland Ave San Francisco CA 94110
    Nominee for: New American
    410 Cortland Ave, Bernal Heights San Francisco, CA
  • Alexander's Steakhouse, Food, New American, Steakhouse, 10330 N Wolfe Rd Santa Clara County Cupertino CA 95014
    Nominee for: New American
    10330 N Wolfe Rd, Santa Clara County Cupertino, CA
  • Town Hall, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Traditional American, 342 Howard St San Francisco CA 94105
    17. Town Hall
    Nominee for: New American
    342 Howard St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • Spruce, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 3640 Sacramento St. San Francisco CA 94118
    17. Spruce
    Nominee for: New American
    3640 Sacramento St., Laurel Heights San Francisco, CA
  • Venus Restaurant, Great Meals, Food, New American, California, Brunch, 2327 Shattuck Avenue UC Campus Area Berkeley CA 94704
    Nominee for: California, New American
    2327 Shattuck Avenue, Downtown Berkeley Berkeley, CA
  • Baker & Banker, Food, New American, Bakery, 1701 Octavia St Pacific Heights San Francisco CA 94109
    Nominee for: Bakery, New American
    1701 Octavia St, Japantown San Francisco, CA
  • Delancey Street Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 600 Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94107
    Nominee for: New American
    600 Embarcadero, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • 409 Gough Street, Hayes Valley San Francisco, CA
  • Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Traditional American Waterfront Dining, Pier 7 on the Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94111
    Nominee for: New American
    Pier 7 on the Embarcadero, Embarcadero San Francisco, CA
Contest Overview
  • 72,388
    Total Votes
  • 31,401
    Voters
  • 172
    Winners

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