From the training ground for greatness behind their bar to the always delicious seasonal menu and friendly service, Range is one of the most consistent restaurants in town. It’s a grown-up place, good for date nights, dinners with the parents, and anything else that requires some peace, quiet, and space.
Maybe it was the seven-year itch, but last year Range fell from the Top 100 because the focus seemed to blur. Now it’s back on top. Cameron and Phil West pioneered a new area of the Mission when they opened in 2005, creating a stylish oasis with items from nearby secondhand shops.
As I watched the pierced, tattooed couple spreading creamy chicken liver mousse on crisp croutons at Range, I was jealous. Not because of their cool look, but because I coveted that mousse ($10). It’s been my favorite version ever since I tasted it when the restaurant opened in 2005.