Million Dollar Listing San Francisco wrapped up last week, but its stars are still out and about selling real estate in the city. Justin Fichelson, who became the most endearing broker on the show at some point thanks to his giggle and quick one-liners, is a San Francisco native who grew up near Duboce Park and both lives and works in the city. We caught up with Justin to find out what his favorite places around town are, from his favorite property to his favorite place to catch up with clients. He loves selling real estate in San Francisco because the properties are all so unique, and his favorite type of property to sell is an Edwardian with "really cool old bones" where the character and architectural detail of the house shine. We also had a chance to ask Justin about his much-hyped rivalry with co-star Roh Habibi. Justin emphasized that he tried to be nice to Roh at first but was put off by his fellow broker's ego and passive aggressiveness. "His fake Hermes belt and fake Patek Philippe watch are a metaphor for who he is," Justin said.Read More
Mapping Million Dollar Listing Star Justin Fichelson's Favorite Spots Around San Francisco
Presidio Heights' Spruce is a great place for a client dinner. In fact, Justin was headed there to meet a client right after he caught up with us.
Cotogna is Justin's ideal spot for a date, or just about any other dinner. Of course, dinner should be followed up with a drink at Balboa Cafe.
3. Balboa Cafe
Justin worked as a host at Balboa Cafe back when he was in high school and college, so he still has a very soft spot for this San Francisco institution. He even still knows some of the bartenders from his days as an employee.
4. Little Star Pizza
Justin lives near Buena Vista Park but doesn't spend a ton of time in his neighborhood. One local spot that he does go to all the time is Little Star, the Chicago-style pizza place on Divisadero.
5. The Battery
San Francisco, CA 94111
Private club The Battery is another great place to meet up with clients, according to Justin. He heads there for happy hour multiple days a week.
6. Roos House
San Francisco, CA 94118
Justin's favorite property in the city is 1909 Tudor-style house in Presidio Heights built by Bernard Maybeck. Although the grand landmark home has always been his favorite house, it has never been for sale.
7. 2000 Washington St.
Justin's favorite old San Francisco building is the distinctive pink 2006 Washington at the corner of Lafayette Park in Pacific Heights. He even made it into the penthouse—which sold this year for $30 million—for a New Year's Eve party back around 2007.
San Francisco, CA 94105
There are quite a few exciting new developments in the city right now, but Justin thinks that the luxurious Lumina is at the top of the list. He's also looking forward to The Pacific, and he just helped a client buy in the Rockwell.
9. Crissy Field
San Francisco, CA 94129
When he wants to work out outside, Justin heads to Crissy Field to go running out to the bridge. He also thinks that Crissy Field has the best views in the whole city.
The best place to work out in town is the Equinox on Union Street that sits inside of the refurbished Metro Theater. The gym has been open for less than two years but has already won Justin's workout loyalty.
11. Estila Hair Salon
Justin gets his signature curly locks chopped by Rick at Estila, but he assures us that his hair is actually really low-maintenance and takes "like, two seconds."
12. San Francisco Ballet
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Maria Kochetkova, one of the principals of the ballet, and her husband are among Justin's close friends, so he loves going to the ballet. Justin is a big fan of all of San Francisco's culture, from the opera to the symphony.
13. Castro Theatre
Justin's favorite old-school San Francisco spot is the Castro Theatre. The landmark spot has been around since the 1920s but is still a great to place to see a movie.
14. Tosca Cafe
Tosca is another favorite for both its bar and its food. The dive bar turned-Italian restaurant is a regular hangout for Justin.
15. Local Edition
This dark, sultry downtown bar is Justin's pick for an artisan cocktail. He also likes Tradition, a Tenderloin bar from the same owners.
16. The Mill
The Divisadero coffee shop famous for its pricy (and amazing) toast makes Justin's list of favorite spots to grab a coffee, along with the Sightglass on 7th Street, and favorite places near his Buena Vista home.
17. Alta Plaza Park
San Francisco, CA 94115
The views, nearby houses, and general beauty of Alta Plaza Park make it Justin's pick as the best of the city's many parks.
18. Legion of Honor
Of all of the museums in San Francisco, the Legion of Honor stands out as Justin's favorite. Its history and views of the Golden Gate Bridge add to its art collections.