Duchess is a casual spot with craft beverages and delicious food

This popular Rockridge spot is a hotbed for youthful industry talent. From the management team, to the owners, to the chef - each younger than the next - this group of dreamers is propelling Duchess' accession amongst the area's notable restaurants and bars.

Bar: Neighborhood regulars mingle with visitors from around the Bay while enjoying the creative libations of bar manager Luis. At just 23, his passion for all things cocktail landed him a dream job at the highly reputable Bourbon & Branch. Ramos' original concoctions helped to score the restaurant's 'best cocktails' designation from SF Magazine.

Food: Chef Andrew is making the menu his own with dishes that combine his passion for Asian cuisine and culture with traditional recipes. Signatures like the Fried Chicken plus a variety of small plates and salads are intended to be shared. Main courses include Ocean Trout with soy glazed squash, snow peas, scallion relish and jalapeno oil, or the braised lamb with red kuri squash puree, carrot, oyster mushroom, puff pastry and herb yogurt.