Lazy Bear is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Like if I had done something really, really bad and was going to be executed tomorrow, Lazy Bear would probably be my choice for a last meal. Not only is the food incredibly imaginative, from the presentation to the surprising flavor combinations, but the experience and the ambiance are truly special. Omied and I have been lucky enough to dine there on a couple special occasions, and it really does not disappoint. We love that they start the experience upstairs in the coziest loft area overlooking the main dining room. You feel like you’re hanging out at a really wealthy friend’s cabin in Tahoe, while delectable, bite-sized starters start to get passed your way. Omied and I recently attended a media event at Lazy Bear where we got to hear from chef David Barzelay, sample some of their wines from their cellar, and enjoy some incredible food. They know that the cost of their dining experience makes it more of a special occasion place for most people (although David did mention they do have a handful of repeat customers that dine with them at least once a month—#Goals), and they’ve recently opened their doors a little wider by launching Lazy Bear Den. That cozy upstairs area that feels like a rich friend’s cabin? You can now make reservations to enjoy some of their reserve wines and a la carte items, without dropping $200 on their tasting menu (before alcohol). You can grab a seat at the Lazy Bear Den starting at 9:30 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.