Delicious dining options post-graduation

For those students looking to celebrate after graduation with a delicious meal on their parents’ dime, Xpress has compiled this list of San Francisco eateries.

Boulevard– A San Francisco staple for over 17 years, chef Nancy Oakes offers locally sourced new American cuisine in a belle époque elegant setting.

Price range- $18-25

Hours- Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Mon-Thu, Sun 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Fri-Sat 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Zuni Café– Still going strong after 30 years, this iconic San Francisco restaurant continues to thrive offering Mediterranean/California cuisine.

Price Range- $18-25

Hours- Tue-Thu 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. | Sun 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Zero Zero– Named after the type of flour pizzaiolos in Naples have been using for hundreds of years, Zero Zero offers pizzas, pastas and Italian small plates in a fun atmosphere.

Price Range- $11-18

Hours- Mon-Thu 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Fri 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Sat 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Sun 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

MarloweA market driven neighborhood bistro in a rustic-chic and inviting space.  Offering a menu of bistro favorites with unique twists.

Price Range- $18-25

Hours-Lunch Mon-Fri11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. | Dinner Mon-Wed 5:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thurs-Sat 5:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Mission Chinese foodStarted as a twice-a-week pop up restaurant within a cheap Chinese-American restaurant, they have finally become a seven-day-a-week restaurant within another restaurant, offering two menus upon arrival.

Price Range- $6-12

Hours- Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. | Sun noon-10 p.m.

CommonwealthA progressive American restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, Chef Jason Fox incorporates modern techniques and diverse culinary approaches, donating $10 of each tasting menu to local non-profits.

Price Range- $11-18

Hours- Tue-Thu, Sun 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Fri-Sat 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

WaterbarFeaturing unbeatable panoramic views of the Bay and San Francisco skyline, serving a multitude of fresh seafood in a visually playful décor.

Price Range- $25-35

Hours- Mon, Sun 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Tue-Sat 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

MamacitaPaying homage to original Mexican dishes made fresh from scratch each day, Mamacita has been recognized as the “Best Mexican” in the Bay Area by San Francisco Chronicle Food Critic Michael Bauer.

Price Range- $11-18

Hours- Mon-Sun 5:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

FrancesShowcasing artisanal products from Northern California’s farmers, Frances dishes out modern California cuisine in a relaxed neighborhood setting.  Recipient of the respected Michelin Star for San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2011.

Price Range- $18-25

Hours- Tue-Thu, Sun 5 pm – 10 pm | Fri-Sat 5 pm – 10:30 pm

Incanto– Celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino presents food that is based on the principles of Italian cooking with an emphasis on the freshest ingredients California has to offer.

Price Range- $18-25

Hours- Mon, Sun 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Wed-Sat 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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