Robin Laub, a Life Stylist

San Francisco Restaurant Review

The next time you’re in downtown San Francisco after work, a meeting, or whatever, be sure to pop into International Smoke


Just plop yourself on a leather stool at the bar and order dinner at this modern vibey restaurant. It opened two years ago, but it’s new to me. ha! 


Should you like a more formal sit down dinner, make a reservation and ask to be seated behind the oval-shaped bar in the cool open space with high ceilings. When in season, order the stone fruit salad with smoked burrata. Evidently, the ribs from the smoker are to die for! They also offered mini crab fritters as a happy hour special, so get ‘em while they’re hot! 


You can’t go wrong at this fun, smoked-food restaurant. It’s co-owned by Ayesha Curry’s (Steph Curry’s wife) and the one and only Chef Michael Mina. If you’d like more downtown San Francisco restaurant recommendations, Just Ask!