Food & Drink in San Anselmo

$12 for $20 Worth of Cakes, Cookies, and Baked Goods at A Piece of Cake and Confections

A Piece of Cake and Confections

Multiple Locations

Handmade baked goods and confections such as egg nog pies, chocolate truffles, and dark chocolate mousse cupcakes

$20 $12

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Cuban Cuisine at El Chevere (Up to 44% Off). Three Options Available.

El Chevere

San Rafael

Eatery dishes out Cuban cuisine such as slow-roasted pork, crispy beef, and Cuban sandwiches, fried plantain, and spiced ribs

$20 $12

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$15 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Beer at Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Multiple Locations

House-brewed beers complement vegetarian, seafood, and specialty pizzas topped with Brazilian-style chicken or marinated shrimp

$20 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take-Home Bottle for Each at Mountain View Winery (Up to 72% Off)

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

$69.98 $23

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Gastropub Food for Lunch or Dinner at The Flatiron (Up to 40% Off)

The Flatiron

San Rafael

Upscale pub food at this vintage sports bar includes pastrami melts with gruyère cheese, truffle parm garlic fries, and pulled-pork sliders

$20 $12

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Mexican Food and Drinks for Dinner at Los Agaves (40% Off)

Los Agaves

San Rafael

Classic Mexican dishes, including enchiladas de mole, served in a fun-loving eatery that hosts drag shows and karaoke

$40 $24

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$25 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Taj of Marin

Taj of Marin

San Rafael

Menu of authentic Indian cuisine includes many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options; antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken and lamb

$40 $25

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$10 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Tub Tim Thai Restaurant

Tub Tim Thai Restaurant

Corte Madera

Lunch and dinner menus offer classic Thai noodles, curries, and barbecue

$20 $10

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Pizza, Salads, and Subs at Extreme Pizza (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Extreme Pizza

Mill Valley

Creative pizzas house unconventional toppings, such as four types of cheese, roasted walnuts, and fresh sage; subs include chicken pesto

$20 $12

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Southern Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Servino Ristorante (40% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Servino Ristorante

Tiburon

Two-story restaurant with picturesque city views serves southern Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta and sustainably sourced seafood

$50 $30

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Nepalese Cuisine for Two for Dine-In or Take-Out at Taste of the Himalayas (45% Off)

Taste of the Himalayas - Sausalito

Sausalito

Nepalese cuisine with Indian and Tibetan spices alongside an assortment of organic, Californian ingredients

$20 $11

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Italian Food at Dario's Pizza Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Dario's Pizza Restaurant

Sausalito

28 different pizza combinations, hand-rolled gnocchi, and other classic Italian dishes tantalize taste buds in bright, rustic eatery

$20 $11

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$59 for Dinner for Two with Apps, Entrees, Dessert, and Wine at Tiburon Tavern (Up to $126 Value)

Tiburon Tavern

Tiburon

Share appetizers such as kale caesar salad, followed by NY strip steak or seasonal pasta; includes dessert and bottle of wine

$126 $59

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$35 for $60 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine for Two at Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar

Rickey's Restaurant & Bar

Novato

Trained executive chef conjures seasonal cuisine & homemade desserts laced with fresh ingredients in fireside eatery near Napa & Sonoma

$60 $35

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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Homestyle Diner Food for Two or Four at Sukie's Country Kitchen (Up to 40% Off)

Sukie's Country Kitchen

San Pablo

Chefs drizzle their signature country gravy on biscuits, chicken-fried steak, and hash browns or cook up eggs and sandwiches to order

$24 $15.50

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$32 for Italian Dining at La Strada ($50 Value)

La Strada

San Pablo

As you peruse the detailed menu, take in the elegant, rustic room that resembles an secret garden

$50 $32

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Two Regular or Large Sandwich Meals with Drinks Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches at Quiznos 

Quiznos

Multiple Locations

Sandwiches, wraps, and salads include ingredients such as prime rib and peppercorn or mediterranean chicken on a seasonal-lettuce blend

$26.99 $13.99

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Sushi Meal for Two with a Nigiri Combo or Two Special Rolls and House Sake at Taki Sushi (Up to 49% Off)

Taki Sushi

Richmond Annex

Sushi chefs with more than 30 years combined experience compose a menu that includes sashimi and nearly 20 special rolls

$28 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

$20 $12

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American Dinner for Two or Four at Kate's Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Kate's Kitchen

Central North San Francisco

Popular brunch spot expands into dinner with updated comfort-food classics, such as Niman Ranch meatloaf and fried chicken

$45 $25

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Ross Matthews at The Castro Theatre on November 9 at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Ross Mathews

The Castro Theatre

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Bubbly comic seen on The Tonight Show plays the role of your gay BFF in a set packed with laughs and straight talk

$29.61 $15

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 1 or 2 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

Fort Mason Center

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $12

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$10 for Two to See SF Comedy Showcase at Punch Line San Francisco(Up to $25 Value)

SF Comedy Showcase

Punch Line San Francisco

Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers

$25 $10

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration at Jonas on Hyde

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

$5 $5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off All Coffee And Lunch Purchases Until Coupon Expiration at R Caffe

R Caffe

Civic Center

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off all coffee and lunch purchases until coupon expiration

$5 $5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase at Aroma Tea Shop

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

$5 $5

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$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

Inner Richmond

Delivered Organic Produce

$33 $17

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$2 Buys You A Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill At Taqueria Zorro at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

For $2, receive a coupon for $2 buys you a coupon for 25% off your bill at taqueria zorro

$0 $2

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Your Total In Store Purchase Of Selected Wines at Enoteca Vino Nostro/Italian Wine Shop

Enoteca Vino Nostro

San Francisco

For $4, receive a coupon for 15% off your total in-store purchase of selected wines.

$4 $4

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off A Lunch Bill For 2 People at Bonanza Restaurant

Bonanza Restaurant

Bayview

For $4, receive a coupon for 25% off a lunch bill for 2 people

$4 $4

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bar

Potrero

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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$10 for "Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy" Show at The Shelton Theater (Up to $20 Value)

The Shelton Theater

Shelton Theater

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Ever-changing roster of stand-up comics promises laughs

$20 $10

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Four-Course Meal for Two or Four at Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel (Up to 33% Off)

Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel

Downtown

Four-course menu with choice of appetizer, entree, side, & dessert; options include miso-glazed sea bass with shitake bamboo rice

$100 $69

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$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$70 $40

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Three-Course Cal-Asian Dinner Show for Two at AsiaSF (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

AsiaSF

SoMa

Glamorous transgender divas serve Malaysian diver scallops and filet mignon, and perform professionally choreographed dance numbers

$76 $45

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Small Plates and Specialty Cocktails at Zoe's Bar & Restaurant. Two Options Available.

Zoe's Bar & Restaurant

Mission

Creative, balanced cocktails paired with fare ranging from light salads to burgers topped with fried eggs and forest mushrooms

$36 $35

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Food at Never Too Latte ($20 Value)

Never Too Latte

Financial District

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

$10 $6

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Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Fiore Caffe (Up to 37% Off)

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

$61.50 $39

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Gelato Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Mini Cannolis at Caffe Dolci

Caffe Dolci

Multiple Locations

Lauded Italian dessert café offers tastings of gelato, which comes in more than two dozen flavors, along with mini cannolis to take home

$9.75 $9.75

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 41% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$55.50 $33

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$28 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

$40 $28

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Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 48% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

$67 $38.50

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $45

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$35.99 for a Healthy Meal for Two for Dine-In or Takeout at Darn Good Food ($43.90 Value)

Darn Good Food

Financial District

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

$43.90 $35.99

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French Bistro Dinner or Lunch for Two with Dessert at Chouchou (Up to 37% Off)

Chouchou

Forest Hill

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé, ending with sweets such as banana flambé

$101.90 $69

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$31 for $50 Worth of Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

$50 $31

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One or Two Mini-Mushroom Farms, or 2oz of Dried Chanterelles at Far West Fungi (Up to 50% Off)

Far West Fungi

Financial District

Growing kits include simple instructions and produce up to 2 pounds of shitake or tree-oyster mushroom; dried chanterelles used for cooking

$25 $13

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Filipino Dining at Kuta Bistro (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Kuta Bistro

Excelsior

Kuta’s menu is a whirl of traditional Filipino dishes like kare-kare—oxtail stew—and special rice-noodle dishes like pancit bihon

$20 $13

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Japanese Small Plates and Drinks at Izakaya Roku (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

$30 $18

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Saturday Brunch and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant (Up to 23% Off)

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

SoMa

Huevos rancheros battle waffles for a place on diners’ plates as mimosas liven mornings; also includes fruit and coffee service

$56 $45

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One or Two Bottles of Wine and Reserve Tastings for Two at Wattle Creek Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Wattle Creek Winery

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

$82 $39

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Japanese Cuisine at Happy Shabu Shabu (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Happy Shabu Shabu

Western Addition

Eatery serves shabu shabu, which includes a hot pot of broth and selection of protein and noodles, tofu, and sauces to create a meal

$40 $24

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Szechuan-Style Chinese Food for Two or Four at Grand Hot Pot Lounge (50% Off)

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

San Francisco

Szechuan-style dishes include steamed leek dumplings, and three types of hot pot broth and a staggering selection of meats and veggies

$30 $15

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Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

$84.90 $39

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One Dozen Bagels Plus Cream Cheese or One Dozen Cragels at House of Bagels (Up to 50% Off)

House of Bagels

Central Richmond

New York–style bagels made by hand, boiled, and baked, plus cragels—half bagels, half croissants

$15.90 $8

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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 50% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$40 $20

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$5 Buys You a Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Saint Francis Wood

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

$5 $5

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$35 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle (Groupon Reservation Required)

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

$50 $35

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One- or Two-Day Healthy, Gourmet Meal Plan for One or Two People at Lite Bite

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

$29.50 $29

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Contemporary American Food for Dinner or Brunch at Oola Restaurant & Bar (Up to 42% Off)

Oola Restaurant & Bar

SoMa

Dinner entrees such as Swedish meatballs, pan-seared salmon, and rib eye steak; hearty brunch plates from oysters to eggs and ribs

$50 $29

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$15 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Sliders for Lunch from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

$30 $15

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Fat-Free Frozen Yogurt at IceBee (Half Off). Two Options Available.

IceBee

SoMa

Late-night frozen yogurt shop with flavors such as mango and cookies 'n' cream that can be topped with fresh fruit, chocolate, and mochi

$10 $5

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Cuban Dinner for Two or Four at Caña Cuban Parlor (Up to 52% Off)

Caña Cuban Parlor

Mission

Empanadas, flatbreads, Cuban sandwiches, slow roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, and mojitos made with real sugarcane

$104 $59

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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 42% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$50 $29

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$36 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of American Comfort Food and Drinks at Butter ($75 Total Value)

Butter

SoMa

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

$25 $12

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Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

$30 $19

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Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Melody (Up to 47% Off)

Melody

Bernal Heights

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

$30 $18

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$45 for a Fondue Meal with Wine for Up to Four at Melt! ($72 Value)

Melt!

North Beach

Neighborhood eatery with European flair invites diners to indulge in fondue dishes & rustic sandwiches amid intimate café with weekly music

$72 $45

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

$30 $18

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$13 for $20 Worth of Southern Soul Food at Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Filmore Jazz District

Chef brings her grandmother’s original soul-food recipes to life with her take on Southern classics, including veggie and vegan options

$20 $13

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Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Fisherman's Wharf

Jalisco-style Mexican food such as marinated pork tacos, burritos with housemade mango sauce, fajitas, and guacamole made tableside

$40 $20

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$39 for a Chef's Tasting Menu for Two at Barracuda Japanese (Up to $72 Value)

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Castro

Chef's tasting menu rotates based on fresh catches, but includes miso soup, edamame, tempura, cucumber salad, sushi roll, & sashimi sampling

$72 $39

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Italian Food for Two or Four or More at Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano (Up to 39% Off)

Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano

North Beach

Regional Italian dishes such as salmon risotto, penne pasta with smoked pancetta, gnocchi baked in gorgonzola sauce, and margherita pizza

$40 $25

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Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

The San Francisco Chocolate Co.

SoMa

Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

$20 $10

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$20 for $40 Worth of Pan-Asian Food and Drinks at Infusion Lounge

Infusion Lounge

Downtown

Tea-scented coconut ribs, red-curry shrimp, and a robust list of beer, wine, and cocktails; complimentary entry to dance club

$40 $20

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Tea Service with Sandwiches and Sweets for 2 at Tal-y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe (43% Off). Three Options Available.

Tal-y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe

Central Richmond

A cozy room filled with antiques sets the stage for tea services with homemade scones and more than 50 tea varieties

$43.50 $25

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Three-Course Prix Fixe Steakhouse Dinner at Izzy’s Steaks & Chops in Marina

Izzy's Steaks & Chops

Marina

Prix fixe steakhouse dinner with salad or soup, fresh fish or thick steak, two sides, and a decadent dessert

$36.95 $36.95

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In the kitchen of Mauro's Pizza & Pasta, cooks make yeast-leavened dough by hand using organic flour as other cooks slow-cook tomato sauce with locally grown organic vegetables and herbs. Handcrafted signature pizzas such as the Genovese sport artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto, and custom pies are available in diverse combinations. For takeout, daily entree specials include artichoke lasagna with tomato-cream sauce and handmade ravioli pouches stuffed with butternut squash and walnut-sage brown butter—each designed to fill family dinner tables or family neck-mounted trays if tables have already been eaten.

1601 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax,
CA
US

The Hummingbird's skilled chefs use almost entirely local, farm-fresh ingredients to craft classic New Orleans dishes such as beignets, shrimp creole, and towering muffuletta sandwiches. The only nonlocal items in the kitchen are alligator and sausages culled directly from The Big Easy and a wooden spoon whittled from a North Pole spruce tree. In addition to slinging lunch and dinner dishes, The Hummingbird serves Cajun-inspired breakfast fare, including plates of chicken and waffles and cups of traditional chicory coffee. The casual café slakes sweet cravings with milkshakes and pies.

57 Broadway Blvd
Fairfax,
CA
US

Property Location
Located in San Rafael, Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael is in the business district and close to Marin County Civic Center and San Anselmo Memorial Park. This hotel is within close proximity of San Anselmo Town Hall and Mission San Raphael Archangel.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 235 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Windows open for fresh air and courtyard views. 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.

1010 Northgate Dr
San Rafael,
CA
US

The San Francisco Chronicle highlighted Gaspare's Pizzeria Ristorante Bar in its "Pizza of the Week" feature in 2008, in part due to the cooks who "work the dough like artists" to create the 27 different pies. Owned and operated by Gaspare, Daniel, and Robin Indelicato since 1985, the flagship San Francisco location showcases a vintage flair. The dining room sports murals of Bay Area scenes and jukeboxes blasting Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin tunes. There’s even a ceiling draped with grapevines and bottles of chianti, which the servers trained to think they are bats. A second location opened in San Rafael in 2007. For his menu of Italian cuisine, Gaspare draws on his upbringing in Siculiana, Sicily, baking pans of bubbling lasagna alongside pizzas such as the feta-flecked mediterranean special. To round out meals, Robin Indelicato bakes her signature New York–style cheesecake and Italian-style tiramisu, which patrons may pair with espresso or a glass of imported Italian wine.

200 Merrydale Rd
San Rafael,
CA
US

A shingled two-story home has housed Muffin Mania since January 4, 1983, when late musician Rocky Sullivan opened the bakery to fulfill his Sicilian family's culinary legacy. Today, Rocky's wife, Ilona Agress, and his son, Dylan Galante, carry on the epicurean heritage by trekking to that same idyllic dwelling at 3 a.m. six days of the week to whip up fresh batches from scratch.

The duo shuns preservatives while assembling the café's rotating roster of muffins and instead brandishes all-natural ingredients to create such flavors as jalapeño and cheese and maple walnut. Sweet scones, croissants, and pastries join forces with top-quality coffee to devise powerful breakfasts, and Muffin Mania's fresh-baked bread cushions the hot and cold sandwiches that headline a smattering of lunch fare. A multitude of gluten-free and vegan muffins accommodate dietary requirements and some scavenger-hunt participants.

2 Bayview St
San Rafael,
CA
US

For the Singh family, Taj of Marin serves as a medium for sharing authentic Indian food with the community, including specialties from both the north and the south. Diners pull ornate chairs up to tables, where they peruse a menu of dishes that are as traditional as the decor, lit by chandeliers suspended overhead without the use of hexes. Chicken and lamb free of hormones and antibiotics take starring roles in many of the flavorful entrees, such as chicken tikka masala with a creamy tomato sauce, or an exotic lamb curry. Many others are vegetarian, gluten-free, or vegan, such as the vegan bhindi masala made with fresh okra, ginger, and garlic, the vegetarian palak paneer with fresh spinach spiced cottage cheese, and the gluten-free naan. On some evenings, live music floats through the air, competing with spicy aromas for guests' full attention.

909 4th St.
San Rafael,
CA
US

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