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Food & Drink

SF's Best New Restaurants

The Top Openings of 2011

trace restaurant san francisco!

Forget the rabbit – 2011 was the year of the restaurant. With openings up the wazoo, we whittled down the list to our top picks, high school superlatives style.

Future Farmers: Trace

Most Likely to Succeed: Haven

Hottest Import (Tie): Atelier Crenn and Locanda

Reunion Committee Chair: Wo Hing General Store

Class Clown: Straw

Most Creative: AQ

Big Spender: Keiko à Nob Hill

Nicest Buns (Tie): Umami Burger and Bun Mee

Most Likely to Cut Class: Biergarten

BFF: Park Tavern

Hottest Roof: Bluestem Brasserie

Best Accent: Boxing Room

Cheesiest Date: Mission Cheese

Most Dynamic Duo: Tacolicious and Mosto

Hungriest for 2012: Us