By Justin Dolezal, Foodable Contributor
Aaxte, a Spanish-style tapas restaurant opening in the Swedish American Hall building earlier this year, has been one of San Francisco's most buzzed about restaurants of 2015. It's not hard to see why: the restaurant resides in a beautiful, street-level building directly off of Market, the city's busiest thoroughfare. The space feels both industrial and lived in, despite having just been completely renovated. The cocktail menu is extensive and thoughtful, highlighted by a selection of 50+ gin and tonic based drinks. And the menu, designed by Ryan Pollnow, features a fantastic selection of small plates and larger format dishes, all infused with creative, Basque-inspired flavor combinations that are both approachable and engaging.