Hidden away in the tree-lined Laurel Heights neighborhood at 3640 Sacramento St. (between Locust and Spruce streets), Spruce is a contemporary American restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant, housed in a former Depression-era auto barn, has consistently been one of the city’s most popular since opening in 2007. Chef Walter Abrams, a French Laundry alum, serves fresh, seasonal dishes in an environment that’s equally elegant and laid-back. Locals treat it like a neighborhood spot, but it’s a foodie destination in its own right. Whether you go for lobster and wine or a burger and beer, you’ll see why this is quickly becoming a San Francisco standard.