Upscale Restaurants in San Francisco

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Upscale Restaurants in San Francisco

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Cuisine
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A16
Marina residents—and, judging from the crowds,...

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

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$$$ French Hayes Valley
 
AQ
A chic addition to a somewhat sketchy stretch of...
$$$ American: Modern American SoMa and Civic Center
 
Bar Jules
An open kitchen, a counter lined with red-topped...
$$$ French Hayes Valley
 
Café Claude
If you think this place looks straight out of...

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$$$ French Financial District
 
Central Kitchen
It's nearly impossible to score seats at chef...
$$$ American: Modern American Mission District
 
Chez Papa Bistrot
France arrived on Potrero Hill with this...

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

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$$$ American: Modern American SoMa and Civic Center
 
Coqueta
With its Embarcadero perch, Bay Bridge views, and...
$$$ Spanish Embarcadero
 
Cotogna
Just next door to its fancier big sister, Quince,...

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$$$ Italian Financial District
 
Delfina
"Irresistible." That's how countless die-hard...
$$$ Italian Mission District
 
Farallon
It's a study in fishes at this Pat...

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

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$$$ French: Bistro Pacific Heights
 
Flour + Water
Diners used to flood into this hot spot for the...
$$$ Italian Mission District
 
Foreign Cinema
Forget popcorn. In this hip, loftlike space...

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$$$ American: Modern American Mission District
 
Frances
Still one of the hottest tickets in town,...

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

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$$$ Eclectic Financial District
 
Hayes Street Grill
Arrive here just as local music lovers are...

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$$$ Seafood Hayes Valley
 
Incanto
Everything is thoughtfully executed at Incanto,...
$$$ Italian Noe Valley
 
La Ciccia
Chef Massimiliano Conti quickly won a loyal...

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$$$ Italian Noe Valley
 
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Right on the water's edge, the casually chic La...

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$$$ Peruvian Embarcadero
 
Local's Corner
Hang on, because chef Jake Des Voignes is about...
$$$ Seafood Mission District
 
Locanda
Annie and Craig Stoll, the owners of Delfina,...
$$$ Italian Mission District
 
LuLu
In its early years LuLu was a magnet for...

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

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$$$ Vegetarian Union Square
 
Nopa
In the mid-2000s North of the Panhandle became...

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$$$ American Haight
 
One Market
A giant among American chefs, Bradley Ogden...

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

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$$$ Vietnamese Pacific Heights
 
Park Tavern
This upscale American tavern right on Washington...

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$$$ American North Beach
 
Perbacco
With its long marble bar and open kitchen, this...

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$$$ Italian Financial District
 
Piperade
Longtime San Francisco chef Gerald Hirogoyen...

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

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$$$ American Mission District
 
Rich Table
This Hayes Valley restaurant is a brilliant...
$$$ American: Modern American Hayes Valley
 
RN74
Every oenophile in town knows about this...

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

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$$$ Italian North Beach
 
Rose's Café
Sleepy-headed locals turn up at Rose's for the...

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$$$ Italian Cow Hollow
 
Roxy's Cafe
The name Roxy's Café is a hold over from the...
$$$ American: Modern American Mission District
 
Scala's Bistro
Smart leather-and-wood booths, a pressed-tin...

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$$$ Italian Union Square
 
Sebo
Owner and sushi chef Michael Black has created a...
$$$ Japanese: Sushi Hayes Valley
 
Slanted Door
If you're looking for homey Vietnamese food...

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

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

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$$$ Mediterranean Cow Hollow
 
Town Hall
Well-known chefs Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal...

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

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$$$ American: Modern American SoMa and Civic Center
 
Wayfare Tavern
This energetic and upscale American tavern...

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$$$ American Financial District
 
Wexler's
Four words: bourbon banana cream pie. Of course,...
$$$ Barbecue Financial District
 
Yoshi's
San Franciscans were long envious of Oakland jazz...

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

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$$$ Mediterranean SoMa and Civic Center
 
Zuni Café
After one bite of Zuni's succulent...

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$$$ Mediterranean Hayes Valley

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