After working at a number of SF’s top restaurants, veteran sommelier Paul Einbund has settled down at this neighborhood charmer in the Mission, named for his father. Unsurprisingly, The Morris boasts a selection of wine (displayed in a handsome glass cellar), along with top-notch cocktails and a sophisticated yet highly craveable comfort-food menu. Quell your hunger with slices of Tartine country loaf-baked just down the street-as you peruse the menu, which offers appealing bites both small (pork cracklins with honey and Aleppo pepper) and large (charred broccolini with succulent grilled squid in chili-lime dressing). Be sure to also sample their signature smoked duck. Brined for two days and aged for four, it is a smoky, tender and meaty marvel.
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