New American - Best of 2013

Published Mar 20, 2013

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

2013 Winner

1. Wayfare Tavern

Voters Love

"Fried chicken, whole lobster, gloriously beautiful & spacious booths on first floor with elegant and gracious service..." via Linda charlotte N.

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558 Sacramento St San Francisco CA 94111
  • 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
  • The Stinking Rose, Great Meals, Food, New American, Italian, 325 Columbus Ave North Beach/Telegraph Hill San Francisco CA 94133
    Nominee for: New American
    325 Columbus Ave, North Beach/Telegraph Hill San Francisco, CA
  • Ike's, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, New American, Place for a Sandwich, 3489 16th Street Castro San Francisco CA 94114
    3. Ike's
    Nominee for: New American
    3489 16th Street, Castro San Francisco, CA
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 390 Capistrano, Half Moon Bay, California 94019
    Nominee for: New American
    390 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, 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
  • 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
    6. Chow
    Nominee for: New American
    Multiple locations
  • Mixt Greens, Cheap Eats Great Meals Restaurants, Healthy Lunch New American, 120 Sansome St San Francisco CA 94104
    Nominee for: New American
    120 Sansome St, Financial District San Francisco, CA
  • 900 Grayson, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 900 Grayson St Berkeley CA 94710
    Nominee for: New American
    900 Grayson St, Berkeley, CA
  • Sidebar, Food, New American, Burger, 542 Grand Ave. Lower Hills Oakland CA 94610
    8. Sidebar
    Nominee for: New American, Burger
    542 Grand Ave., Lower Hills Oakland, CA
  • Spruce, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 3640 Sacramento St. San Francisco CA 94118
    10. Spruce
    Nominee for: New American
    3640 Sacramento St., Laurel Heights San Francisco, CA
  • Farmstead, Food, New American, 738 Main Street St. Helena CA
    11. Farmstead
    Nominee for: New American
    738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
  • Monk's Kettle, Food, New American, 3141 16th St. Mission San Francisco CA 94103
    Nominee for: New American
    3141 16th St., Mission San Francisco, CA
  • Olema Inn & Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Olema CA
    Nominee for: New American
    10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema, CA
  • Buck's of Woodside, Food, New American, Gourmet Pizza, 3062 Woodside Road San Mateo County Woodside CA
    3062 Woodside Road, Woodside, 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
  • Oola Restaurant & Bar, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Traditional American, 860 Folsom St San Francisco CA 94103
    Nominee for: New American
    860 Folsom St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • 15. Scolari's
    Nominee for: Burger, New American
    1303 Park St, Alameda, CA
  • 18. Town
    Nominee for: Steakhouse, New American
    716 Laurel St, World Map San Carlos, CA
  • Copenhagen Bakery, Great Meals Restaurants Weddings, Cakes New American Wedding Cakes, 1216 Burlingame Ave Burlingame CA 94010
    Nominee for: New American
    1216 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA
  • Hank's Creekside Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 2800 Fourth St. Santa Rosa CA
    Nominee for: New American
    2800 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA
  • Q Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Traditional American, 225 Clement St San Francisco CA 94118
    Nominee for: New American
    225 Clement St, Inner Richmond San Francisco, 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
  • Manresa, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Romantic Restaurant, 320 Village Lane Los Gatos CA 95030
    20. Manresa
    Nominee for: New American
    320 Village Lane, Santa Clara County Los Gatos, CA
  • Refuge, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 963 Laurel St. San Carlos CA
    20. Refuge
    Nominee for: New American
    963 Laurel St., San Carlos, CA
  • Tommy's Joynt, Great Meals Nightlife Restaurants, Lounge New American Traditional American, 1101 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94109
    Nominee for: New American
    1101 Geary Blvd, Civic Center San Francisco, CA
Contest Overview
  • 42,579
    Total Votes
  • 22,635
  • 172

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