The Perennial

Modern American

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Going further environmentally than any global restaurant has upon its January 2016 opening, The Perennial (from the founders of Mission Street Food, Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth) showcases a cutting-edge, pioneering eco-conscious, sustainably-focused approach to everything from aquaponics to progressive farming practices. Diners feast on changing dishes from head chef Chris Kiyuna, like sunflower Caesar salad with aquaponic lettuce, potato confit with clams or trout with bone marrow in mussels broth. The spacious bar area, stewarded by bar director Jennifer Colliau, focuses on cocktails from small producers, heavy on highballs, lowballs and creative cocktails like the Antidote made with Tapatio reposado tequila, hot beef broth, sesame and lime. This sleek SoMa spot features a spacious interior facing an open kitchen and lined with reclaimed woods and polished concrete surfaces.

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  • Local Favorites in SoMa 2017 — Zagat
  • Two and a half stars from the San Francisco Chronicle 2016
  • 12 Best New Restaurants of 2016 — GQ
  • The "Most Environmental Restaurant In The World" Just Opened 2016 — Fast Company
  • Grilled Trout with Parsnips, Mussels, and Bone Marrow: The Bay Area’s 50 Most Essential New Dishes 2016 — San Francisco Magazine
  • Potato Confit with Clam Bagna Cauda: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die 2011-2016 — 7x7 Magazine
  • Number 12: SF's Best Restaurant Openings of 2016  Table8
  • SF: Top January Openings 2016 — Table8

59 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Family, Foodies, Groups
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 500-7788
  • Private Dining Room: No