12/18/2012 11:15:00 AM

The Bay Area's Hottest New Restaurants of 2012

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2012 was a notable year for the local Bay Area dining scene. Neighborhoods boomed (not without controversy), new dining trends were established and one of our most decorated fine-dining temples closed. With so many exciting candidates, it was hard to narrow down our list of the top hottest restaurants of the year. Some just opened; others, like Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski's State Bird Provisions, opened on New Year's Day and have been swamped ever since. For housekeeping purposes, we narrowed down our criteria to those newcomers that opened in 2012, which explains why some hot spots such as AQ didn't make the list. Without further ado, click through the slide show to see which 10 restaurants had the biggest impact on the 2012 dining landscape.

14 comments :

  1. Is the slide show broken? Or just me???

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  2. when will this be up for viewing?

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  3. annoying...nothing is working!

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  4. ask and you shall receive. it is now up for everyone's viewing pleasure!

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  5. you just need to scroll way down, and have patience as it loads.

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  6. This page broken on iPhone. Test your site on mobile next time.

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  7. I thought this was the Bay Area's 10 hottest new restaurants. 9 in SF and 1 in Sausalito. Seriously? You need to get out a bit more.

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  8. The interior design of this restaurant is very classic and the ambiance is also great.

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