Nojo Ramen Tavern
Creamy chicken broth, not traditional pork, flavors the noodles at this outpost of a Japanese restaurant group. nojosf.com.
A star in her native Mexico, chef Gabriela Cámara focuses on seasonal ceviches here. On weekdays, customers can score inventive tacos at the back entrance. calarestaurant.com.
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Dominique Crenn creates rustic French dishes inspired by her childhood in Brittany. petitcrenn.com.
The hearty yet healthy dishes at this all-day café, like trumpet mushrooms with tomato-bacon stew and kale, are dairy- and gluten-free. www.littlegem.restaurant.
After years heading kitchens for Daniel Patterson, chef Kim Alter serves whimsical, weekly-changing tasting menus at her own restaurant. Quirky touches include shared plates that break in two like a friendship necklace.