I like the informality of this San Francisco restaurant. The food is always good and the staff always friendly. The menu has a Southern influence so you can expect to see barbecue shrimp, gumbo, hush puppies, and of course fried chicken. It’s not part of my training diet, but I go hear when I want to celebrate and splurge. —Sir Russell Coutts
A Southern restaurant with chandeliers and a jazz and blues sound track, Town Hall gives the classic seafood stew a Big Easy bent. Herbsaint liquor, fennel, and chili flakes spice up an Early Girl tomato broth, and Louisiana crawfish and deep-fried softshell snow crab perch on top. Red pepper aioli, slathered on grilled bread, is a nice accompaniment.