“Dennis Cantwell is a kind sage in the world of wine directors, with a head-spinningly diverse list,” says Absinthe head sommelier Gretchen Buck. Almost 15 years after opening, this spot continues to influence what it means to eat and drink in San Francisco. That’s a testament to Nopa’s culture as much as its food and wine; it feels like a collection of very cool individuals who provide deft service with real personality.
560 Divasadero St., San Francisco, California
This story appears in the print issue of October 2018.
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