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San Francisco's 9 Best Hotel Restaurants

Michele Bigley | January 04, 2018

It was a matter of time before San Francisco's foodie scene spilled into the city's hotels. Now some of the Bay Area's finest destination restaurants are located in hotels. Sample Thai, Scandinavian, British and California cuisine for all budgets at these top picks.


Mystic Hotel

Why it made the list

Funky and fun, with decor that honors San Francisco noir, Charlie Palmer's Burritt Room. The burgers often steal the show, though the zucchini lasagna is quite solid. A fab cocktail, beer and wine menu make this a favorite for the after work crowd. Live jazz musicians play on select nights.

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Taj Campton Place San Francisco

Why it made the list

For those who want to spurge on one of the city's most upscale tasting menus, don't miss this Cal-Indian-inspired Campton Place Restaurant. The spare dining room allows for the dishes to shine. Stellar dishes like the Spice Pot, or the duck with foie gras pair well with the fish curries and the outstanding wine selection.

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Proper Hotel

Why it made the list

The table to snag since it opened in late 2017, Villon (pronounced like you're from Texas, not Mexico) has served outstanding Pacific Rim inspired California cuisine. The dining room's playful aesthetic is highlighted by a massive wall of spirits. Hawaiian bread, or the squid ink pasta are solid dinner choices. Miss the crowds and come for breakfast, where the breakfast pho or the French toast will not disappoint.

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Inn at the Opera

Why it made the list

The cozy wallpapered dining room at Plaj beckons diners to inhale the sweetness of San Francisco's premiere Scandinavian restaurant. Nestled in the Inn at the Opera, enjoy Nordic takes on elk, herring, or Swedish meatballs.

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Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Why it made the list

The earthy dining room at Parallel 37 invites diners to celebrate dishes found along San Francisco's latitude (hence the name), though designed with a California flair. From burgers to pastas, seafood to duck, you'll find delicious twists on traditional dishes. The wine list is superb.

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Why it made the list

Diners face a wall of windows overlooking San Francisco's Union Square shopping area. High ceilings and an open kitchen add to the airiness of MKT, the hotel's signature restaurant. The burger wins hearts every time, while vegetarians will appreciate the chickpea crepe topped with eggplant caviar.

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Hotel Zelos

Why it made the list

Outdoor dining rooms in San Francisco are tough to come by, so when Dirty Habit opened, diners rejoiced. A wall of succulents and strung lights warm even those chilly SF nights. Hearty steaks and seafood dishes populate the dinner menu. Not into the outdoors: the handsome dining room makes for a fine place for a cocktail and a burger.

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Parc 55 San Francisco, A Hilton Hotel

Why it made the list

Hidden in a corner of the massive Parc 55 you'll find Kin Khao, one of the city's finest Thai restaurants. Wildly popular for the house-made spicy Thai curries (expect more spice than sweet on most dishes), the casual ambiance and the consistently outstanding cuisine.

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Hotel Zetta

Why it made the list

Since Cavalier, this British Brasserie, opened on the ground floor of the Hotel Zetta, locals have been lining up for some of Jennifer Puccio's outstanding British cuisine. Diners sing the praises of the lamb chop and the burger. Appetizers like the bone marrow and brussels sprouts chips steal the show.

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