has compiled a short list of 'talking points' comparing the restaurant scenes in San Francisco and New York City. There's been a long-lived rivalry between the two cities' food cultures, and the Eater article makes some fair points. Check out the full article
for a full explanation of each point.
Five Reasons San Francisco Dining is Better than New York Dining:
5) Mexican Food
3) 'The Alice Waters Factor'
1) Endurance and Longevity of SF Restaurants
Five Reasons New York Dining is Better Than San Francisco Dining:
4) Danny Meyer
3) French Food
1) 'The David Chang Factor'