Transformed from a bank, an auto shop and a chain restaurant, these eateries now accommodate amazing menus crafted by passionate chefs. North of the panhandle in San Francisco is Nopa, a hip, late-night restaurant perfect for meeting new friends. Mua in Oakland's place to experience live DJs, an internationally inspired menu and crave-worthy cocktails. And La Costanera Restaurant serves up contemporary Peruvian cuisine and has ocean-front views in Montara.
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Nopa, Mua, La Costanera