Upscale Restaurants in San Francisco

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Upscale Restaurants in San Francisco

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
A16
Marina residents—and, judging from the crowds, everybody else—gravitate...

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Italian
The Marina and the Presidio
 
The Abbot's Cellar
Beer is on a high now and this trendy Valencia-corridor newbie...
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American: Modern American
Mission District
 
Absinthe
Whether it's the opera crowd grabbing a preperformance meal...

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French
Hayes Valley
 
AQ
A chic addition to a somewhat sketchy stretch of Mission Street...
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American: Modern American
SoMa and Civic Center
 
Bar Jules
An open kitchen, a counter lined with red-topped stools, a dozen...
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French
Hayes Valley
 
Bar Tartine
An offshoot of the cultlike Tartine Bakery, this restaurant provides...

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American: Modern American
Mission District
 
Bocadillos
The name means "sandwiches," but that's only half the story here...
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Spanish
Financial District
 
Café Claude
If you think this place looks straight out of Paris, you're right...

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French
Financial District
 
Canteen
Blink, and you'll miss this place. Chef-owner Dennis Leary has...

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American
Union Square
 
Central Kitchen
It's nearly impossible to score seats at chef Thomas McNaughton's...
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American: Modern American
Mission District
 
Chez Papa Bistrot
France arrived on Potrero Hill with this restaurant, which delivers...

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French
Mission District
 
COCO500
Chef-owner Loretta Keller working with chef Michael Morrison...

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American: Modern American
SoMa and Civic Center
 
Cotogna
Just next door to its fancier big sister, Quince, this urban...

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Italian
Financial District
 
Delfina
"Irresistible." That's how countless die-hard fans describe Craig...
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Italian
Mission District
 
Farallon
It's a study in fishes at this Pat Kuleto–designed restaurant—from...

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Seafood
Union Square
 
Florio
San Franciscans have always had a weakness for little French...

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French: Bistro
Pacific Heights
 
Foreign Cinema
Forget popcorn. In this hip, loftlike space "dinner and a movie"...

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American: Modern American
Mission District
 
Frances
One of the hottest tickets in town, Frances is located, ironically...

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French
Castro
 
Gitane
Just across the alley from its sister restaurant, Café Claude...

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Eclectic
Financial District
 
Hayes Street Grill
Arrive here just as local music lovers are folding their napkins...

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Seafood
Hayes Valley
 
Incanto
Everything is thoughtfully executed at Incanto, starting with...
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Italian
Noe Valley
 
La Ciccia
Chef Massimiliano Conti quickly won a loyal following after opening...

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Italian
Noe Valley
 
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Set right on the water's edge, this casually chic restaurant...

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Peruvian
Embarcadero
 
Local's Corner
Hang on, because chef Jake Des Voignes is about take you on a...
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American: Modern American
Mission District
 
Locanda
The owners of Delfina, Annie, and Craig Stoll have given the...
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Italian
Mission District
 
LuLu
In its early years LuLu was a magnet for dot-commers, but now...

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Mediterranean
SoMa and Civic Center
 
Millennium
Inside the Hotel California, this big, wood-lined dining room...

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Vegetarian
Union Square
 
Nopa
In the mid-2000s North of the Panhandle became the city's newest...

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American
Haight
 
One Market
A giant among American chefs, Bradley Ogden runs an upscale mini–restaurant...

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American
Embarcadero
 
Out the Door
A casual offshoot of Charles Phan's Slanted Door, this spot is...

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Vietnamese
Pacific Heights
 
Park Tavern
This upscale American tavern right on Washington Square has been...

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American
North Beach
 
Perbacco
With its long marble bar and open kitchen, this brick-lined two-story...

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Italian
Financial District
 
Piperade
Longtime San Francisco chef Gerald Hirogoyen serves a French-Basque...

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Spanish: Basque
Embarcadero
 
Pläj
This restaurant can claim the superlative of being the only Swedish...
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Swedish
Hayes Valley
 
Range
The name sounds strictly down-home, but this place looks and...

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American
Mission District
 
Rich Table
A new addition to Hayes Valley, this restaurant is a brilliant...
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American: Modern American
Hayes Valley
 
RN74
Every oenophile in town knows about this restaurant, named after...

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American: Modern American
SoMa and Civic Center
 
Rose Pistola
This busy spot is named for one of North Beach's most revered...

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Italian
North Beach
 
Roxy's Cafe
The name Roxy's Café is a hold over from the former tenant, and...
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American: Modern American
Mission District
 
Scala's Bistro
Smart leather-and-wood booths, a pressed-tin ceiling, a menu...

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Italian
Union Square
 
Sebo
Owner and sushi chef Michael Black has created a unique sushi...
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Japanese: Sushi
Hayes Valley
 
Slanted Door
If you're looking for homey Vietnamese food served in a down-to-earth...

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Vietnamese
Embarcadero
 
SPQR
If you know your Italian history, you know this acronym roughly...

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Italian
Pacific Heights
 
St. Vincent
Sommelier David Lynch is the man behind this modern-day American...
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American: Modern American
Mission District
 
State Bird Provisions
Eating at this tiny 14-table spot can be described as a festive...
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American: Modern American
Union Square
 
Tadich Grill
Locations and owners have changed more than once since this old-timer...
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Seafood
Financial District
 
Terzo
With its zinc tapas bar, fireplace, big communal table, and mix...

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Mediterranean
Cow Hollow
 
Town Hall
Well-known chefs Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal are the culinary...

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American: Modern American
SoMa and Civic Center
 
Twenty Five Lusk
Tucked off an alley, this soaring space doesn't look like your...

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American: Modern American
SoMa and Civic Center
 
Wayfare Tavern
This energetic and upscale American tavern owned by TV chef and...

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American
Financial District
 
Wexler's
Four words: Bourbon banana cream pie. Of course, there's a whole...
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Barbecue
Financial District
 
Yoshi's
San Franciscans were long envious of Oakland jazz lovers who...

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Japanese
Japantown
 
Zaré at Fly Trap
Chef-owner Hoss Zaré has brought vitality and personality to...

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Mediterranean
SoMa and Civic Center
 
Zuni Café
After one bite of chef Judy Rodgers' succulent brick-oven-roasted...

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Mediterranean
Hayes Valley
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