San Francisco Restaurants

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  • 1. Acquerello

    $$$$ | Polk Gulch | Italian

    Chef-co-owner Suzette Gresham has elicited plenty of swoons over the years with her high-end but soulful Italian cooking. Her Parmesan budino...Read More

  • 2. Alta CA

    $$$ | Civic Center | American

    The creation of lauded chef Daniel Patterson, this pretty restaurant has creativity to rival that of Patterson's Michelin-starred Coi, but a...Read More

  • 3. Atelier Crenn

    $$$$ | Cow Hollow | French

    Dinner at the spectacularly inventive flagship of San Francisco’s most celebrated chef of the moment, Dominique Crenn, starts with the presentation...Read More

  • 4. b Patisserie

    $ | Pacific Heights | Bakery

    Your search for the perfect kouign-amann (a traditional glazed, butter-enriched Breton pastry made of croissant dough) ends here. Seasonal...Read More

  • 5. Benu

    $$$$ | SoMa | American

    Chef Corey Lee's three-Michelin-star fine-dining mecca is a must-stop for those who hop from city to city, collecting memorable meals. Each...Read More

  • 6. Central Kitchen

    $$$ | Mission District | American

    Californian cuisine in all of its freshness is on display in this offshoot of flour + water, where you might taste charred brussels sprouts...Read More

  • 7. Coi

    $$$$ | North Beach | American

    Although Daniel Patterson no longer presides over the kitchen, under chef Erik Anderson his Michelin three-star restaurant is still a can't...Read More

  • 8. Delfina

    $$$ | Mission District | Italian

    Crowds are a constant fixture at Craig and Annie Stoll's cultishly adored northern Italian spot, where aluminum-topped tables are squeezed into...Read More

  • 9. Dosa on Fillmore

    $$ | Japantown | Indian

    As soon as the large door swings open to this happening two-level space, diners are greeted with bright colors, a lively bar, and the smell...Read More

  • 10. DOSA on Valencia

    $$ | Mission District | Indian

    Aside from the large, thin savory namesake pancake, this cheerful temple of South Indian cuisine also prepares curries, uttapam (open-face...Read More

  • 11. In Situ

    $$$ | SoMa | Contemporary

    Benu chef Corey Lee's restaurant at SFMOMA is an exhibition of its own, with a rotating menu comprised of dishes from 80 famous chefs around...Read More

  • 12. Kin Khao

    $$$$ | Union Sq. | Thai

    Casual eaters of Americanized Thai food probably won’t recognize much at this modern, low-lit restaurant, but travelers to Thailand—the chef...Read More

  • 13. La Ciccia

    $$$ | Noe Valley | Italian

    This charming neighborhood trattoria is the only restaurant in the city exclusively serving Sardinian food. The island's classics are all represented...Read More

  • 14. Liholiho Yacht Club

    $$$$ | Union Sq. | American

    Inspired but not defined by the chef's native Hawaii, Ravi Kapur's lively restaurant is known for big-hearted, high-spirited cooking, including...Read More

  • 15. Lord Stanley

    $$$$ | Polk Gulch | American

    Husband-and-wife team Carrie and Rupert Blease bring European training and a Californian sensibility to their sophisticated but approachable...Read More

  • 16. Nopa

    $$$ | Western Addition | American

    This is the good-food granddaddy of the hot corridor of the same name (it's hard to tell which came first—Nopa the restaurant or NoPa the North...Read More

  • 17. Octavia

    $$$$ | Lower Pacific Heights | American

    Regardless of the time of year, Melissa Perello’s second and more upscale restaurant (Frances) is a perennial favorite for diners seeking out...Read More

  • 18. Rich Table

    $$$$ | Hayes Valley | American

    Sardine chips and porcini doughnuts are popular bites at co-chefs Evan and Sarah Rich's lively restaurant—and indicative of its creativity....Read More

  • 19. Sons & Daughters

    $$$$ | Nob Hill | American

    The nine-course tasting menu that chef-owner Teague Moriarty serves at his elegant Michelin-starred restaurant serves as a primer for how to...Read More

  • 20. SPQR

    $$$ | Pacific Heights | Italian

    Brought to you by the same team that operates the Marina's wildly popular A16, SPQR is a modern Italian spot known for Chef Matthew Accarrino...Read More

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