George Chen recreates Chinese “private chateau cuisine” in this eight-table space atop China Live, his bar/restaurant/retail complex where San Francisco’s Chinatown meets North Beach. The drinks are as impressive as the food, whether it’s a wild cocktail from Saison-vet Anthony Keels or one of the unexpected wines Anthony Kim pulls from his agile list.
Order: The Lily Pond, a gin drink garnished with nasturtium leaves, to evoke lily pads.
8 Kenneth Rexroth Pl., San Francisco, California
This story appears in the print issue of October 2018.
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